Theater Director Leigh Silverman Talks “Harry Clarke,” Helming One-Person Shows, and #MeToo

Silverman: Goodman Theatre One of the most prominent theater directors in the landscape today, Leigh Silverman made her Broadway directorial debut in 2006 with Lisa Kron’s “Well.” She brought David ...

‘Wonder Woman’ Sends Indie Box Office Straight to Hades

‘Wonder Woman’ Sends Indie Box Office Straight to Hades “Wonder Woman” captured the weekend zeitgeist with reviews as good as any new adult-appeal specialized opener — and gobbled up potential audience. But that’s not the sole reason the specialty box ...

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Jimmy Is, Once Again, ‘A Little Bit Crooked’

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Jimmy Is, Once Again, ‘A Little Bit Crooked’ Last Week’S Review: Brotherly Love Goes Bad as Danger Mounts in the Season 3 Premiere [Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Better Call Saul” Season 3, Episode 2, “Witness.”] Case ...

Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and More Bring Peace, Music and Resistance to Tibet House’s Carnegie Hall Benefit

Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and More Bring Peace, Music and Resistance to Tibet House’s Carnegie Hall Benefit “Remain happy, remain loving—but resist.” Those were Professor Robert Thurman’s opening remarks at the 30th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert held Thursday night at New York City’s iconic Carnegie ...

Why Viggo Mortensen Deserves to Win the Oscar for Best Actor — Consider This

Why Viggo Mortensen Deserves to Win the Oscar for Best Actor — Consider This There’s a moment early on in “Captain Fantastic” where Viggo Mortensen’s Ben Cash, still reeling from the news of his wife’s suicide, addresses his children on the matter. “Last night mommy killed ...

New Ways to See Non-Fiction: How MoMA Doc Fortnight Brings a Fresh Perspective to Documentary Films

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) kicks off its 16th annual Doc Fortnight on Thursday, a 10-day festival that includes 20 feature-length non-fiction films and 10 documentary shorts. This year’s lineup ...

Sundance: The 10 Very Best Films from the 2017 Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is officially over and the awards have already been handed out, both the official ones and our own Unconventional Awards, and out of the roughly thirty films I saw during my ...

The Weekend Warrior’s Unconventional Sundance Awards 2017

Welcome to the first, hopefully annual, Weekend Warrior Sundance Awards, where I go through the couple dozen movies I had a chance to see over the course of the past week and pick some of my favorite ...

Animating Animals: ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Sing,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Trolls’ and More Vie for Oscar

Animating Animals: ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Sing,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Trolls’ and More Vie for Oscar Animation’s storied Year of the Animal yielded five unforgettable characters. Brought to life through superb writing, direction, performance, animated ingenuity, and tech innovation were: Judy Hopps, ...

‘A Monster Calls’: Why Its Late Release Date Could Stifle Commercial and Oscar Momentum

‘A Monster Calls’: Why Its Late Release Date Could Stifle Commercial and Oscar Momentum Back in September, Focus Features introduced Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona’s fantasy fable “A Monster Calls” at the Toronto Film Festival. I was wowed, as I had been by his first English-language film ...

25 underrated political dramas

Rebecca Clough Jan 20, 2017 As America gets its new President, we look at some excellent political drama films that may have slipped under your radar... Political dramas can be entertaining, ...

Fences Review

Every December, a slew of releases are tagged as “obvious Oscar bait.” What does this mean? Typically, they’re projects that focus specifically on a theme weighty enough to be marked as “important,” ...

The Lrm Interview: Almost Christmas Star Romany Malco

For many years, Romany Malco has been the go-to “funny black guy” for many movies and television shows, though he’ll probably always be remembered for his role as Jay in Judd Apatow’s The 40 Year Old ...

Bill Nunn obituary

Actor best remembered as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing The actor Bill Nunn, who has died aged 63 of leukaemia, was a gentle giant who appeared frequently as a supporting player in ...

‘Akira’ Review: Female-Centric Bollywood Action Drama Suffers From Lazy Filmmaking

‘Akira’ Review: Female-Centric Bollywood Action Drama Suffers From Lazy Filmmaking Resistance to the “female-centric” film is an affliction that has plagued Bollywood for most of its history; despite the few dozen films over the years that have proved actresses’ ability to hold ...

Batman V Superman: Michael Shannon fell asleep watching it

Rob Leane Simon Brew David Crow Nov 16, 2016 General Zod himself, Mr Michael Shannon, failed to stay awake through Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice... Michael Shannon has been chatting to Fandango ...

Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2016 programme

Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2016 programme Festival to host 60 UK premieres, including Time Out Of Mind [pictured] starring Richard Gere and Disney’s Zootropolis. Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) has announced its full programme for its upcoming ...

Six Stars Who Started Out Playing TV Super Heroes

They may be best known today for their later roles, but these six stars all got their first break by playing super heroes on TV. Maybe these shows aren’t the most memorable or well-made super hero ...

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis May 22-24 – Great Line-Up of Movie Guests

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, ...

The 2014 Action Hero Power Rankings

Some years are just great for certain genres, and this year was a great one for action. All across the board were films within different subgenres stepping up and delivering great action set pieces ...

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