Steven Spielberg is open to a female Indiana Jones, so let's do some fantasy casting

In a recent interview with The Sun (via The Hollywood Reporter), Steven Spielberg suggested that he’d be open to a future Indiana Jones star being a woman, noting that they’d “have to change the name from Jones to Joan” and that there’s “nothing wrong with that” (other than the fact that last names don’t work that…

Our critics are split on Alex Garland’s Annihilation

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing director Alex Garland’s Annihilation. As in his previous films, including the Oscar-winning Ex Machina, Garland tries to strike a balance between intellectual sci-fi and visceral…

Laura Dern digs deep in the most powerful and disturbing of Sundance’s potential winners

Sundance really likes to push the idea that it’s a “community”—a network of artists converging on the same Utah ski town every January to support each other’s work, exchange positive reinforcement, and just bask in the glow of general movie appreciation. It’s not total bullshit; one reason this writer loves coming to…

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Tessa Thompson's Thor: Ragnarok character is the 1st openly bisexual one in the MCU films

Most people who watched Tessa Thompson gracefully but forcefully cut her way across the Thor: Ragnarok teasers have come away with a good impression of the Creed star’s portrayal of Valkyrie. Then there are the dinguses for whom 2D boobs will never be big enough, who think anything other than wasp-figured superheroes…

Natalie Portman isn't sure if she's the hunted or the hunter in first Annihilation teaser

Alex Garland’s follow-up to 2015's Ex Machina is another sci-fi project, this time an adaptation of Jeff VanDerMeer’s Nebula-winning novel Annihilation. The writer-director has teamed up with Oscar Isaac again, who’s mostly out of commission in this first teaser for the film. Natalie Portman plays Lena, the character…