It’s Frances McDormand’s award to lose in the Oscar race for Best Actress

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is breaking down a category and giving us their picks for who …

Anonymous L.A. street artist puts up posters claiming Meryl Streep knew about Harvey Weinstein's alleged acts

Meryl Streep has become the latest Hollywood A-lister to be targeted over her connections to the industry’s ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal. Earlier this week, a series of anonymously deployed posters began appearing around Los Angeles, accusing the Oscar-winner of having unspoken knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged…

The Post shows Spielberg's ideals—but not his wit

In this special afternoon edition of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff writer Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about The Washington Post’s role in the 1971 publication of a leaked history of the United States’ operations in Vietnam. The film, which…

Steven Spielberg can’t make great drama out of The Post’s timely celebration of journalism

A pile of muck (old muck, too) with no rake, Steven Spielberg’s National Board Of Review-approved Nixon-era newspaper drama The Post lacks the exact thing it glorifies: a reporter’s instinct for story. Not that there isn’t anything to admire about the movie, which portrays the events that surrounded the leak of a…

Not fake news: Stephen Colbert debuts the trailer for Spielberg's Pentagon Papers film The Post

Calling it “a big deal” akin to unveiling “a Marvel Trailer if Meryl Streep was playing Thor” (and with Tom Hanks as the Hulk), Stephen Colbert surprised his audience on Tuesday’s Late Show by nabbing the first-ever broadcast of the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film The Post. Since the film, getting a…

Meryl Streep issues statement on Harvey Weinstein allegations, praises women for coming forward

Four days after the New York Times published an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Miramax and Weinstein Company co-founder was fired from his post, despite having already taken an indefinite leave of absence. In the time since the report—which had several on-the-record…

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