Amazon gives everyone in the real Manchester-By-The-Sea a free year of Prime

In what seems like an overdue payment for subjecting its poor citizens to a lifetime of hearing people say “oh, I didn’t know that was a real place,” The Hollywood Reporter says that Amazon is giving everyone in the real Manchester-By-The-Sea a free year of Amazon Prime. Kennth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea movie…

Kenneth Lonergan writes op-ed for college paper defending Casey Affleck

If not for that whole Best Picture mix-up, the biggest controversy to come out of last week’s Academy Awards probably would’ve been Casey Affleck winning Best Actor for his work on Manchester By The Sea. Affleck settled out of court with two women who said he sexually harassed them a few years ago, so some people—like…

Wow, we never noticed how good Manchester By The Sea’s visual effects were

The Oscars had its fair share of fails this year—some logistic, some ideological—but none of it captured the ire of viewers more than the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Sure, the nominees were impressive, and The Jungle Book was a fine winner. But the Academy snubbed the most visually impressive of any film…

Casey Affleck just realized his production company donated to Donald Trump

Casey Affleck got political last night in his acceptance speech for Best Lead Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards, calling Donald Trump’s policies “abhorrent” and “un-American.” Unsurprisingly, then, he seems pretty pissed that his production company donated $5,000 to Trump’s transition team without telling him. …

La La Land remains the Best Picture frontrunner among a strong set of nominees

The 89th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and to celebrate the end of another long awards season, The A.V. Club has been sitting down every day this week to discuss the major Oscar categories, offering thoughts of who will win and who should win. For our final edition, we take a look at all nine of the Best…

Deadpool winks its way to a Writers Guild nomination alongside Moonlight and Arrival

Deadpool has had a surprising amount of staying power this awards season, earning its foul-mouthed self some Golden Globe nominations. Now it seems the members of the Writers Guild have fallen for its winking, self-referential masturbation jokes and given it a nod for best adapted screenplay. There it joins Arrival, …

The 20 best films of 2016

When people talk about what a terrible year 2016 has been, they could be referring to any number of things, from virus scares to the death of beloved celebrities to whatever the fuck happened on November 8. What they can’t mean is the movies, though. Only those who spent all their money on the biggest Hollywood…

Weekend Box Office: Musicals are still a thing, at least for now

Musicals ruled the top of the box office this weekend. While Disney’s animated Moana (with songs co-written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda) took the No.1 spot for the third week in a row with an estimated $18.8 million, La La Land set the record for the year’s highest per-theater average. Opening in just five…