Hollywood Should Leave Dead Actors Alone (Guest Column)

When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opened recently, audiences didn’t see a revival Chadwick Boseman. Instead, the title character’s sister, played by Letitia Wright, took over the superhero role. The technology was there for the numbered Boseman to reprise his iconic 2018 star role — but allowing a new live-action actor to fill the role was … Read more

‘Fifteen Years of Total Insanity’: How Robert Downey Jr. Made Peace With His Dissenting Father | documentaries

IN his father’s underground West Palace Greaser, seven years old Robert Downey Jr He plays, as he puts it, “the boy whose throat God cut”. Maybe that explains a lot. Downey Jr. grew up on the sets of Robert Downey Sr.’s films in the 1970s and 1980s, amidst what he calls a “cacophony of creativity”, … Read more

Christmas with the Campbells review: A mixed bag (gift)

Brittany Snow and Justin Long in Christmas with the Campbells picture: Courtesy of AMC+ and RLJE Films Christmas movies depend on a few key formulas, and often the measure of a good or bad Christmas movie is how well it deals with those formulas, either by working hard within them or by subverting them with … Read more

10 Directors of Monitoring for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s Sundance Grand Prix (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), had the Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Best Oscar (Sian Heder, “CODA”) Do you have something in common?They are all veterans miscellaneous 10 managers to watch list — which also counts Taika Waititi, Chloé Zhao, … Read more

Babel, directed by Damien Chazelle, stars Margot Robbie

Some jazz-age glamor to lead you. Photo: Paramount Pictures/YouTube not everything Damien Chazelle Movies are about (or adjacent to) jazz. But the important thing is. Two of his musicals feature performances by men obsessed with jazz—his first independent effort, Jay and Madeline on a park benchand nearly winner of the Oscar for Best Picture La … Read more

Leo Woodall was stunned by this ‘White Lotus’ reveal

Leo Woodall Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage Spoilers for the fifth episode of white lotus the second season, “This is my affairs. “ halfway through the second season From white lotus, a new bomb enters the villa – or rather, the former monastery turned into a luxurious hotel. He’s a young bound man from Essex named Jack, … Read more

The Fabelmans Box Office and the worst Thanksgiving ever

The holiday that was a major date in the niche movie calendar has slipped away, and Laura Poitras’ Nan Goldin documentary was a happy exception. Let’s get this out of the way: This was the worst Thanksgiving weekend for adult niche titles (other than 2020, when the city’s major theaters were still mostly closed). We’ve … Read more

The end of ‘son’, made clear — Hugh Jackman stars in the year’s grittier movie

when I watched the father In 2020, I was amazed. The film, about a man named Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and his strained relationship with his daughter (Olivia Colman), was a true portrayal of what it’s like to deal with an emotionally difficult disease. Movies about Alzheimer’s disease tend to focus on … Read more