Willem Dafoe plays Van Gogh, a man 25 years his junior, in the reductive biopic At Eternity’s Gate

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For the first time since he turned to filmmaking with 1996’s Basquiat, celebrated painter Julian Schnabel (whose other movies include Before Night Falls and The Diving Bell And The Butterfly) has paid tribute to a fellow artist. Unlike Jean-Michel Basquiat, however, Schnabel’s latest subject isn’t exactly someone…

The Witch director's next film might just be an excuse to spray Robert Pattinson with a hose

Robert Eggers’ 2016 horror film The Witch was a slow burn of spookiness, gradually ramping up the unease and the general misery for 90 minutes or so right up until—spoiler alert—the goat starts talking, but his follow-up may just be an elaborate prank against star Robert Pattinson. Titled The Lighthouse, the movie is…

Sam Rockwell will probably win Best Supporting Actor, but our hearts belong to another

The 90th Academy Awards are coming up Sunday, March 4th and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who

The Florida Project creates a beautiful blast of life on the economic edges of the Sunshine State

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It looks like a purple popsicle melting in the sun: a three-story motel, decked out with pastel towers and spires, where even the curbs lining the parking lot are painted a bubblegum lavender. This is the primary backdrop of Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, and it’s a real place, tucked away on a strip of likeminded…

Our critics check into The Florida Project, one of the year’s best and most exuberantly alive movies

For his follow-up to the riotous underground comedy Tangerine, writer-director Sean Baker heads south to the Sunshine State, where he turns his camera on the occupants of a purple-painted motel called The Magic Castle. The Florida Project, which starts trickling into theaters tomorrow, traces the ups and downs of the…

Ghostbusters, Suicide Squad, and, um, Willem Dafoe win big at the Kids’ Choice Awards

You may have thought awards season was over, but Nickelodeon handed out its Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend, proving that some childhoods may have actually been improved by the Ghostbusters reboot. Paul Feig’s film was named Favorite Movie while stars Melissa McCarthy and Chris Hemsworth got Favorite Movie Actress…

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