In Out Of Sight, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney made a perfect couple on opposite sides of the law

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. This week, as the galaxy’s most popular smuggler returns to the big screen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite movies about charismatic crooks and cons. 

Steven Soderbergh and Gregg Araki are making something weird for Starz

If you’ve never seen a Gregg Araki film, well, they’re difficult to describe. The words “surreal,” “transgressive,” and “highly sexual” all come to mind—words that can also be used to describe Araki’s new project with the ever-daring Steven Soderbergh, a TV series called Now Apocalypse for Starz. Created by Araki and…

Steven Soderbergh commits himself to the crazy premise (and cheap iPhone imagery) of Unsane

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Taking the pulse of American anxiety for the nth time, director Steven Soderbergh concocts an unusually literal vehicle for his principles of deception, clinical detachment, and self-imposed constraint (not to mention his interest in the deceptive language of therapy) in Unsane, an art-brut not-quite-thriller about a…

Claire Foy has the feeling she's being watched in the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Unsane 

The trailer for Unsane, also known as “Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone movie,” has arrived, and it’s just as claustrophobic as you might expect. The scenario as it plays out in the trailer differs slightly from the initial summary of the film, which describes star Claire Foy as “a woman who voluntarily commits herself to a…

With HBO’s murderous Mosaic, Steven Soderbergh assembles one of the best miniseries of the year

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Steven Soderbergh’s big-screen projects are a testament to his love of a good crime caper. From the Ocean’s films on through to his recent cinematic return with Logan Lucky, the director’s fondness for a well-executed plan—or just an executed plan, really, no skill required—shines through. The only thing he might love…

Godless offers a solid, sunlit, star-studded take on the Western's rough comforts

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Godless has two major factors in its favor: the sun and the stars. The former glares into the mud-caked eyes of Sheriff Bill McNue (Scoot McNairy), a lawman who’s secretly going blind, then shines down on a field where he collects flowers to place on his late wife’s grave with a brightness that echoes his still-warm…

Che: A Graphic Biography fails to live up to the life and legend of Che Guevara

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In Steven Soderbergh’s two-part biopic, Che, the Argentine revolutionary is rendered as fully human. Walking the line between hagiography and cold warrior propaganda, Soderbergh’s movie depicts the titular militant as idealistic, hopeful, and caring, but also flawed and struggling. It never attempts to justify his…

Jeff Daniels leaves the speeches to someone else in 1st trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Godless 

The last time Jeff Daniels led a TV series, he was given to all kinds of pontificating (well, his character was, and even then, those were just Aaron Sorkin’s words). But in the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank’s Godless, Daniels is all searching looks and wordless threats. Unfortunately, this…

Steven Soderbergh’s new HBO series will have a “choose your own adventure” option

Back in 2015, we reported that the then-retired Steven Soderbergh was developing a movie for HBO that would involve viewers using an app of some kind that would impact the film’s ending. Apps have only become more and more exciting since then, but we still hadn’t seen or heard much from Soderbergh’s project beyond the…

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver pull a NASCAR heist in this trailer for Logan Lucky

Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s movies were all basically about how cool and charming A-list Hollywood stars are, but this trailer for his new heist movie Logan Lucky looks almost like a direct rejection of all of that George Clooney style. For starters, it centers on two brothers (played by Channing Tatum and a one-armed…