Comedian Dave Hill's "band" Witch Taint finds the inherent humor in black metal

Comedian Dave Hill has one of those vaguely familiar faces to TV watchers; maybe you recognize his hangdog expression from his small but recurring role as the Creep in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or from when he popped up as the Bookstore Man in the “Tale From The Crypt” episode of The Tick. Hill hides his face behind…

The director and cast of Hereditary play “What’s Scarier?”

Hereditary, “the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages,” hits theaters today, so the world can finally see what all the fuss is about. Ahead of the film’s release, we sat down with director Ari Aster and stars Milly Shapiro and Alex Wolff to play “What’s Scarier?,” a game where we pit two scary things…

Despite a game cast, Ocean's 8 lacks the style and substance of its predecessors

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing Ocean’s 8, the female-fronted soft-sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. Directed by The Hunger Games’ Gary Ross, Ocean’s 8 unfortunately lacks the polish, charm, and wit of…

The team behind Hereditary says making the film was “therapeutic”—even if watching it won’t be

At this point, just two days away from the film’s wide release, the Hereditary hype train is at full steam. Our own A.A. Dowd, who saw it at Sundance, gave the film his stamp of approval, calling it “pure emotional terrorism.” It’s managed to disturb Edgar Wright, Barry Jenkins, Elijah Wood, and every A.V. Club…

Yeardley Smith and the cast of All Square aren’t sure whether Trump will last the full term

In the new comedy All Square, Michael Kelly plays a bookie who befriends a former high school classmate’s son and starts taking bets on his little league games. At the premiere of the film, we asked Kelly and his co-stars—Yeardley Smith, Tom Everett Scott, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.—if they’d make bets on the ending of…

The stars of Cloak & Dagger talk joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Cloak & Dagger, the latest television offering to be set in the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (although the relationship between Marvel’s films and television shows is tenuous at best), premieres this Thursday, and early reviews are promising. The series follows Tyrone “Cloak” Johnson (The Night Of’s Aubrey Joseph) and…

Reggie Watts tries to get Freddie Highmore to do his taxes in our game "Who'd You Rather?"

Earlier this year, Reggie Watts brought his adaptation of the British game show Taskmaster to Comedy Central. As the titular figure, Watts challenges celebrity contestants—the first season starred Lisa Lampanelli, Freddie Highmore, Ron Funches, Dillon Francis, and Kate Berlant—to perform simple but bizarre tasks in…

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American Animals director Bart Layton talks making the jump from documentary film

Based on a true story, American Animals follows four young friends (American Horror Story’s Evan Peters, Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan, Glee’s Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) who plot to steal millions from Transylvania University in an ill-conceived attempt at rebelling against their suburban upbringings. At the…

Can marijuana help treat cancer? The team behind Weed The People thinks so

The U.S. government currently classifies marijuana as a “Schedule 1” drug, or a “drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” which makes researching the benefits of cannabis in the U.S. incredibly difficult. As a result, patients may have trouble getting information from their doctors…

The cast of American Animals has some thoughts on social media addiction

Based on a true story, Bart Layton’s American Animals follows four young friends (American Horror Story’s Evan Peters, Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan, Glee’s Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) who make an ill-conceived attempt to steal millions from Transylvania University, preoccupied with their value in the world and…

The director and stars of American Animals talk the challenges of portraying real people on film

Based on a true story, Bart Layton’s American Animals follows four young friends (American Horror Story’s Evan Peters, Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan, Glee’s Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson) who plot to steal millions from Transylvania University in an ill-conceived attempt at rebelling against their suburban upbringings. At…

Director Susanna White brought her love of Westerns to Woman Walks Ahead 

Director Susanna White’s new film, Woman Walks Ahead, follows the relationship between famed warrior and holy man Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) and his confidant and portrait painter Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain). Set in the late 19th century, Woman Walks Ahead uses the dispossession of the Lakota people’s…