Sam Rockwell will probably win Best Supporting Actor, but our hearts belong to another

The 90th Academy Awards are coming up Sunday, March 4th 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 will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Woody Harrelson’s makeup isn’t the worst thing about LBJ

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Rob Reiner’s LBJ hides Woody Harrelson under prosthetics and make-up. The result looks terrible, like a fish-lipped Dick Tracy villain with an elephant’s ears. Is this really supposed to be Lyndon B. Johnson, the guru of Senate politics who misread the first modern primary? The president who created the largest array…

John Krasinski’s The Hollars drowns out its best details with acoustic droning

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During the opening five or 10 minutes of The Hollars, three different tasteful acoustic-guitar songs play on the soundtrack. Or maybe it’s the same song, played three times; it’s hard to tell, and the Josh Ritter score only confuses matters further. John Krasinski’s second feature has such a milquetoast,…

John Krasinski has cold feet and a sick mom in The Hollars trailer

John Krasinski’s pulling double duty in The Hollars, a family dramedy in which he’s lucky enough to be related to Richard Jenkins and beloved character actress Margo Martindale. And while he may be Sharlto Copley’s younger brother in the movie, he’s definitely a lot taller than him and Charlie Day, who seemingly plays…

Michael Shannon and Guillermo Del Toro are making a romantic movie together

In what sounds like—but, blessedly, is not—the setup for the world’s worst piece of slash fiction, actor Michael Shannon and director Guillermo Del Toro are teaming up to make a romantic movie. Variety is reporting that the two are getting in bed with each other—sorry—for a supernatural romance that might be titled …

Rob Reiner’s LBJ movie has found its Jackie Kennedy

Rob Reiner’s LBJ film cast Woody Harrelson as the 36th president early on, then quickly added Richard Jenkins as his adversary and former fictional president Bill Pullman as a liberal Democrat senator. But the story of Johnson’s first year in the presidency couldn’t be told without an appearance from Jackie Kennedy—…