Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn try to get pregnant in the highlight of Sundance’s opening night

Most years at the Sundance Film Festival, there’s at least one title that qualifies, sight unseen, as a Very Big Deal. These are the highest-profile premieres, the new films from the major American directors, the marquee selections that could easily earn their place at any film festival in the world. Think of Richard…

Advertisement

The 35 best TV performances of 2016 (and one worst)

With more scripted television programs in production than ever before, it follows that there are now a wider range of opportunities for television actors. Looking back at the performances that caught The A.V. Club’s eyes in 2016 confirms that hypothesis: While some of our favorite character actors found new facets of…

Amazon’s new comedy pilots feature The Tick, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Kevin Bacon

Come August 19, Amazon will debut its latest batch of comedy pilots. The offerings are a motley mix. There’s I Love Dick, from Transparent’s Jill Soloway, which is based on a 1997 feminist text. It features frequent Soloway collaborator Kathryn Hahn alongside Griffin Dunne, as her character’s husband, and Kevin Bacon,…

Advertisement

Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis are bad moms in this trailer for Bad Moms

Hollywood has made tons of movies about men saying “fuck it” and throwing away their responsibilities so they can have a wild bacchanal or whatever, but this trailer for Bad Moms—which doesn’t seem to feature any adult men whatsoever—flips that cliché and focuses on a trio of women (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn…

Josh is in for big changes as Transparent reaches its halfway point

Well, that didn’t take very long. We’re halfway through the season, and two of the biggest changes to the status quo going in—Colton’s presence and Maura’s renewed relationship with Shelly—have been blown up by two kinds of Pfefferman capriciousness. (Indecision and confusion in Josh’s case, hastiness and cruelty in…