‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Review: Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes Nurturing Education to a New, Unsettling Level [Sundance]

At one point in the beguiling remake of the 2014 Israeli of the same name, a character in The Kindergarten Teacher evokes the name of Mozart as being a prime example of a child prodigy who was nurtured and otherwise taken care of by those who appreciated his unprecedented talent to the point where the […]

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Review: A Touching, Beautiful Tribute to a True TV Icon [Sundance]

At a time when we’re being disappointed by our heroes left and right, it’s nice to take a look back at a TV icon who was nothing more than a pure soul who wanted to do some good in the world. The documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an in-depth look at Fred Rogers, […]

‘The Tale’ Review: This Brave & Heartrending Story Couldn’t Be More Important or Timely [Sundance]

Hollywood is reeling from outing sexual predators who have been hiding in plain sight for years, even decades. These revelations have sparked the imperative #MeToo movement, inspiring countless women to share the stories of sexual abuse and harassment that they’ve either repressed or suppressed. Director Jennifer Fox is one of those women, and she tells […]

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Clips: Zombies, and Missiles, and Explosions, Oh My!

This YA dystopian movie has everything: zombies, explosions, deadly missiles, and Giancarlo Esposito in a fabulous coat. Aiden Gillen’s also rocking a sweet turtleneck, but the fashion choices of the prestigious character actors is besides the point: the Maze Runner trilogy is officially reaching the end of the labyrinth. Maze Runner: The Death Cure is closing out […]

Star Wars Bits: Baby Names, Deleted Scenes, and Shirtless Kylo Ren

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Rian Johnson argues about the Force Porgs take over the Millennium Falcon in a new game The most popular Star Wars baby names An unexpected version of Boba Fett appears in statue form The Last Jedi‘s costume designer on Kylo’s shirtless scene And much more! Who hasn’t dreamed of naming […]

Theme Park Bits: $1,000 Universal Bonus, Four Houses of Hogwarts Light Up a New Castle, R.I.P. Epcot Monorail?

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: What possible downside could there be to a $ 1,000 bonus for Universal employees? Find out more about the new projection-mapping experience coming to Florida’s Harry Potter castle. Are monorails running through Future World at Epcot about to become a thing of the past? Get the lowdown on […]

‘Den of Thieves’ Star Gerard Butler on Becoming Big Nick [Interview]

Gerard Butler is more often than not the biggest guy in the room. Or at least in his movies. Whether he’s going after the justice system, protecting the president, or delivering Shakespeare, he’s going bigger than everyone else…and he’s usually ripped. In Den of Thieves, playing a bull of an LAPD cop, Big Nick, he looks like […]

This Week In Trailers: Psychokinesis, Queer Eye, The Cage Fighter, Allure, Kangaroo

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

The French Word for “Muggle” is Almost as Basic as “No-Maj”

The French may gladly die for love, but hopefully they’re not as dead set with their linguistics choices. The Fantastic Beasts franchise is proving itself to be quite the globetrotting series, taking place first in New York City before jetting off to Paris for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. And with Paris come French witches and wizards, who have their […]

‘Generation Wealth’ Review: A Fascinating and Horrifying Examination of Cultural Excess [Sundance]

“Societies accrue their greatest wealth at the moment they face death,” says one of the talking heads in the opening seconds of Generation Wealth, setting the tone for a documentary that takes a deep dive into the excesses of societies across the globe and surfaces with some disturbing results. You may recognize Lauren Greenfield as […]