The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

George Clooney doesn’t expect his new movie to change your mind

The new George Clooney-directed film Suburbicon takes place in an idyllic 1950s suburb where a family man (Matt Damon) stages a home invasion to get rid of his wife (Julianne Moore), but—shockingly—things go awry. The movie contrasts the façade of 1950s suburbia with weightier themes like social inequality and racism.…

Blade Runners and chainsaw massacres, plus 32 other movies coming this October

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…