Our film critics dive into Richard Linklater’s latest, Last Flag Flying

On this episode of Film Club, A.V. Club critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky talk about Last Flag Flying, Richard Linklater’s spiritual sequel (of sorts) to the classic Hal Ashby film The Last Detail. It’s billed as the hangout-flick master’s first proper road movie, a 2003-set drama about three Vietnam veterans…

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Hulu's Dana Carvey Show documentary looks at the failure of genius—and the genius of failure 

How does a sketch show featuring some of comedy’s most brilliant minds become “one of the most spectacular failures in all of television history”? How does a series starring one of the most popular comedians on the planet alienate his fan base so swiftly and decisively that his career never fully recovers? And…

Battle Of The Sexes turns an outrageous tennis match into a modest crowdpleaser

The Battle Of The Sexes, which pitted the 29-year-old top-ranked women’s tennis player Billie Jean King against the 55-year-old retired men’s pro Bobby Riggs, was a circus. Riggs, in the part of the avowed male chauvinist and opponent of women’s lib, entered the Houston Astrodome—about as un­-tennis a setting as…

It’s Battle Of The Sexes vs. The Current War as historic feuds face off in Toronto

Our full-length review of Mother! (Grade: B+) will come later; suffice it to say that it’s the most irrational piece of filmmaking that Darren Aronofsky has produced since his black-and-white debut, Pi. So instead, I’ll start with the dumbest movie I’ve seen at TIFF so far, a nasty Z-grade exploitation flick by Ryûhei…

Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston go on a sad road trip in this trailer for Last Flag Flying

The melodramatic, life-affirming road trip is primarily a young person’s game, since only young people have the time and healthy bladders necessary for spending an extended period of time in a car, but that doesn’t mean older people can’t have their own melodramatic, life-affirming road trips. That’s what happens in…

The time has come to do rigorous data analysis on all of The Office’s dialogue

In addition to being one of the most comforting shows to put on while you drift off to sleep, The Office is recognized as being one of the more quotable comedies of the 2000s. The show’s lovable cast of characters provided nine (or at least seven) seasons of memorable moments and one-liners. But now that we’ve got a…

Steve Carell adds another silly voice to his repertoire in a new Despicable Me 3 trailer

The first Despicable Me 3 trailer played as an introduction to Trey Parker’s 1980s-obsessed super villain. But this new trailer, released today, goes in a totally different direction, introducing a new, but somewhat familiar face. Meet Dru, the long lost twin brother of Steve Carell’s Gru, who is also being voiced by…

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