From the creator of This Is Us comes a melodrama even more dire than life itself

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That our lives have an effect on total strangers is hardly news to ethicists, economists, or practitioners of the Golden Rule. But if goopy, everything-is-connected movies like Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself are to be believed, this simple fact of living in a world full of other people attests to nothing less than the…

Oscar Isaac has some chill advice for all those disgruntled Star Wars fans

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi was a critical and commercial success, but its aftermath has been plagued by a vocal contingent of haters producing sexist, incomprehensible edits, starting petitions, harassing the film’s female stars, and threatening a crowd-funded remake they promise won’t “push an agenda of masculine…

Not even Ben Kingsley can rescue the banal Nazi drama Operation Finale

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Early in Operation Finale, a docudrama about the capture of fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann (played by Ben “Man Of A Thousand Nationalities” Kingsley), Eichmann endures a grilling from Mossad and Shin Bet agents, who’ve just grabbed him outside the Argentina home where he’s been hiding in fairly plain sight for 15 years.…

Oscar Isaac drops in on the trailer for the brand new Star Wars animated series, Resistance

Star Wars has typically had pretty good luck with its animated output: with a few notable exceptions, the franchise is littered with cartoon success stories like Cartoon Network’s original Clone Wars and the recent, well-regarded Rebels. Now, we’ve got our first look at the franchise’s latest animated adventure, …

Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, and more join Ben Affleck in Triple Frontier 

Last summer, we reported that Ben Affleck had stepped away from Triple Frontier, a Netflix movie about five friends trying to take down a South American drug lord. Affleck said at the time that he needed to “take some time to focus on his wellness and his family,” causing the film’s cast—which was set to include Casey…

Chicago, see  Annihilation, Alex Garland's monstrous follow-up to Ex Machina, early and for free

After years of writing and producing well-regarded sci-fi features like 28 Days Later and Dredd, author Alex Garland made a name for himself as a director with 2015's Ex Machina, a tense, often horrifying look at humanity’s ever-evolving impulse to destroy itself (with a little assist from technology, to boot). Now,…

The Last Jedi locates that middle-chapter, Empire Strikes Back mojo

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Early into The Last Jedi, the zippy, operatic, and occasionally exhilarating new Star Wars movie, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) smashes his helmet into pieces. It’s chiefly a symbolic act: Kylo, who established his volcanic temper as the formidable new heavy of The Force Awakens, is determined to “let the past die”—to emerge…

Here are 2 seconds of new Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, but they’re good, we promise

We have reached the point in what is now an annual Star Wars hype cycle in which microscopic marketing movements are the source of endless scrutiny—details related to packaging, poster placements, publicity itineraries, and so on are all scoured for new outfits, plot points, and lore. In the case of Rogue One, all…

Suburbicon’s awkward medley proves that George Clooney is no Coen brother

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George Clooney’s Suburbicon is a mishmash: two incompatible movies—one archly cynical, the other painfully sincere—wedged uncomfortably together. The foundation of the project is a dusted-off screenplay by the Coen brothers, a mordant small-town crime lark they wrote right after their debut, Blood Simple, and then…

Natalie Portman isn't sure if she's the hunted or the hunter in first Annihilation teaser

Alex Garland’s follow-up to 2015's Ex Machina is another sci-fi project, this time an adaptation of Jeff VanDerMeer’s Nebula-winning novel Annihilation. The writer-director has teamed up with Oscar Isaac again, who’s mostly out of commission in this first teaser for the film. Natalie Portman plays Lena, the character…

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos feature Luke, Rey, and space penguins

So far, we’ve seen a few tantalizing glimpses of Luke Skywalker’s new animals friends in Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, but other than the fact that they’re called porgs, that they’re very cute, and that we should not think of them as Ewoks, we haven’t gotten a very good look at the furry space penguins just yet. Finally,…