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

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…