Ryan Gosling and Robert Pattinson blast off into two very different outer space movies

There’s an escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre, the venue where just about all of the TIFF press and industry screenings are held, that’s notorious for breaking down. It goes several stories up at a steep angle, like the long slope of a particularly extreme rollercoaster, and its habit of grinding to a halt (of…

"Lucky motherfucker" Pete Davidson confirms his engagement and plugs someone else's movie on The Tonight Show

Saturday Night Live star, standup, and, as he confirmed on Wednesday’s Tonight Show, Arianna Grande’s forever “plus-one,” Pete Davidson brought the traditional late-night movie clip to promote. Except the first clip he brought wasn’t for the new Netflix comedy Set It Up (which Davidson claimed he’s in for “like, ten…

Robert Pattinson’s minor, offbeat Western Damsel has one great surprise up its sleeve

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“Revisionist Western” has become a redundant distinction. After all, we live in an age when the very few Westerns that still get made are almost all postmodern in outlook—challenging this once-dominant genre’s most romantic clichés, depicting frontier life with unsparing historical accuracy, pushing back against the…

Robert Pattinson joins Timothée Chalamet for some handsome brooding on Netflix's The King

Earlier this year, we reported that Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet had signed on to star as Henry V in new Netflix film The King, an historical drama that would see the actor assuming the English throne. It seems the streaming service must have demanded even more handsome brooding—and is going to get it.

Dustin Diamond taught Robert Pattinson everything he knows about Hot Pockets

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to write a news story about former Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond without using words like “parole violation,” “sex tape,” or “barroom stabbing.” So it’s actually kind of nice to get reminded of Diamond’s softer side, courtesy of a recent radio interview with Twilight and …

Put the Twilight jokes to rest: Robert Pattinson is terrific in Good Time

We’ve been away for awhile, but we’re back with a new edition of Film Club. For the second installment this week, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky follow up their discussion of Nocturama with a look at Good Time, a new crime thriller from directors Josh and Ben Safdie, which…

Robert Pattinson is on a gritty mission to save his brother in the new Good Time trailer

Following a well-received premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we now have another look at Heaven Knows What directors Ben and Joshua Safdie’s new film Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson as a bank robber who desperately attempts to get his brother Nick (Ben Safdie) out of Rikers. Our critic A.A. Dowd was…

James Gray’s tremendous The Lost City Of Z finds meaning in the unknown

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Set in Europe and South America in the first decades of the 20th century, James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z is a lyrical epic of madness, mystique, and civilization in rich and almost symphonic dialogue with itself. The eponymous lost city is the ruin of a theorized culture in the Amazon rainforest—but also a symbol of…

Olivier Assayas’ mob thriller replaces Robert De Niro with Sylvester Stallone

Back in the more innocent days of 2014, there were few projects more eagerly anticipated by the cinema cognoscenti than Idol’s Eye, a thriller starring Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson that was set to be the American debut of the great French writer-director Olivier Assayas. Set in Chicago in the 1970s, the project…