Downsizing

ATonally, it is a shambles, and script-wise it often feels like a poorly disguised environmental sustainability lecture. But for all its flaws, it is nonetheless a surprisingly insightful and high-concept movie, whose finer moments will probably be lost on many of the unsuspecting audience members it tricks into watching it. See, the

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is as sad and awkward as its title. Annette Bening plays the star in question, Gloria Grahame, the impudent minx who held her own against Humphrey Bogart in then-husband Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place and took a face full of boiling water from

Justice League

Here we go, diving into the year-in-review for the year that was 2017. This will be the first of a handful of year-end pieces, highlighting the year that is just about to end. The first one is one of my favorites, a look at films that arguably got a bum

Chappaquiddick 2017

We’re getting our first look at “Chappaquiddick,” the upcoming movie about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s infamous incident in 1969. The movie stars Australian actor Jason Clarke as the late Massachusetts senator.Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash after causing injury in connection with the events of July 18, 1969

Coco

Early in preproduction for Disney's Coco — its Pixar movie (reportedly costing $175 million) set on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead — the normally politically sensitive studio made a slight misstep. It tried to trademark the name Dia de los Muertos. The backlash

The Man Who Invented Christmas

This entirely terrible film feels about as Christmassy as watching England go out of the World Cup at the group stage. Dan Stevens – usually a likable and ingenuous screen presence – is horribly miscast and misdirected in the role of Charles Dickens in a kind of wacky and saccharine

Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino‘s romantic drama Call Me By Your Name has been a major player in this year’s awards conversations, and without spoiling anything, the movie’s ending suggests a finality to the story of its two lovers. But we may not have seen the end of Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver

Darkest Hour

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Threadwith Daniel Day-Lewis is tracking an estimated $305K in four theaters in the current four-day estimate, while Steven Spielberg’s The Post starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks has a $765K Friday to Monday estimate in nine locations. Molly’s Game from STXfilms starring Jessica Chastain is solid with a four-day $3.11M estimate in 271 theaters. Two

I Love You Daddy

Louis C.K.’s dark comedy “I Love You, Daddy” was released this week — but not in the way he had intended. The comedian’s admission of past inappropriate sexual conduct prompted the film’s distributors to scrap release plans, and C.K. reportedly has been trying to buy back the rights. On Monday, a

The Star

MWith $533.1 million in ticket sales in just three weeks of release -- including an additional first place finish of $52.7 million over New Year's weekend -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now the No. 1 movie of 2017 at the domestic box office. The Last Jedi dethroned another Disney

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