Matthew Robertson

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How ‘Doctor Strange’ (and Marvel) Made Benedict Cumberbatch a Movie Star

Six months ago, you might have called Benedict Cumberbatch one of the most impressive actors of his generation, British division. You could have …

Arrival is the smartest big-budget sci-fi film in years

It’s a long time since a commercial science-fiction movie has addressed itself so directly to big ideas. We should be glad for Arrival, writes Sam Adams.<p>Denis Villeneuve specialises in films with grand themes and hollow centres, a builder of splendid edifices in which nobody is home. His last …

Science Fiction

People Are Hilariously Turning Movies More Canadian (Meaning Better And Nicer)

Hollywood would be a lot less scandalizing.

The All-Time Greatest Cinematic Universe Is Branching Outward

Hell’s Club is back and it’s literally gone down the toilet.<p>Remix culture is constantly evolving, but its current peak specimen arrived exactly one …

Everyone Breaks Character in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Gag Reel

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> may have its moments levity, but it’s one of the darkest movies to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain …

This Short Film Uses The Most Awkward First Date Ever To Shut Down Casual Racism

<b>WHO:</b> Filmmaker and actor Rory Uphold.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> “It’s just a joke!” is the preferred excuse of tacky provocateurs the world over. As though whether …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

A Lesson of the ‘Ben-Hur’ Debacle: Movie Stars Still Matter

Up until recently, when a movie turned out to be a major bomb — not just a financial failure but a symbol of waste, a legend, a stink bomb — there …

Why Do the Jurassic Park Visual Effects Hold Up After Over 20 Years?

It’s been 23 years since <b>Jurassic Park</b> trounced into theaters, giving audiences one of the most beloved and entertaining blockbusters of all time. …

Animation

49 Incredible Films You Can Watch In 90 Minutes

Shortish films, from Stand by Me to The Shallows.<p>Check canistream.it for up-to-date info.

Film Industry

‘Magic Word’ Movie Dialogue Happens a Lot More Than We Realized

If were to search for the supercuts created by Burger Fiction on our site, it’d be safe to say they hold a special place in our nerdy hearts. They’ve …

Cursing Without Cursing In Movies is the Gosh Darn Fudging Best

Hearty fudging crud, you guys! Isn’t cussing the gat-darndest most flipping fun you’ll ever flunking have in the whole farkin world?<p>Some would …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Would Like You To Join His Band If That’s Something You Might Be Into

At this point it seems there is nothing Joseph Gordon-Levitt can’t do. His film career is thriving, he can rock a suit like nobody’s business, and he’s proven himself to be a next-level celebrity lip-syncher. Not only can JGL fake-sing really well, however, he can also for-real sing really well, …

How these superhero movies brutally demolished major cities they were supposed to save

But they seem to tear into their cities more and more, especially in the movies. Whatever happened to that Spider-Man aphorism, "With great power comes great responsibility?"<p>Of course, epic battles mean there will be epic destruction. Marvel Comics went meta with its series "Damage Control," which …

Scorsese and Fincher Break Down Psycho’s Shower Scene in Exclusive Clip From Hitchcock/Truffaut

One of the best documentaries I’ve seen in the past year is based on one of the best books ever published about the movies: <i>Hitchcock/Truffaut</i>, Kent …

How Matt Damon Has Remained One of the Greatest Movie Stars

Of the Hollywood elite, Damon remains on top.<p>I believe," says Bill Simmons, in the ad for his new HBO series <i>Any Given Wednesday</i>, "that every DiCaprio movie would be just a little bit better as a Matt Damon movie." An outlandish statement that makes one wonder what <i>that</i> version of <i>The Revenant</i> would …

Ben Affleck

A director explains why Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are meant to be together (in movies)

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are two of the most fascinating, gorgeous young talents on the planet today. And, believe it or not, they’re playing love …

La La Land

HBO Boss Talks ‘True Detective’ Season 3, ‘Deadwood’ Movie, ‘Curb’ Return – TCA

It’s been exactly a year since the the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s <i>True Detective</i> ended its run on HBO to mixed response. Will there ever be a …

2016 Fantasy Football Draft Guide: The Ultimate Blueprint

The draft used to be the most enjoyable and most important day of the fantasy season. The excitement and fun are still there, but the importance has dwindled, as the ever-evolving world of fantasy football has made in-season maneuvering a bigger responsibility.<p>As much as we prepare, issues will …

The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …

A fan found the exact moment when Robert De Niro's movies became disappointing

On the whole, Robert De Niro's acting career has been illustrious, bolstered by two Academy Awards and a string of great roles in classic movies.<p>But after a certain point, his roles in numerous critical catastrophes, like this year's "Dirty Grandpa," have seemed to point toward a trend that many …

Robert DeNiro

Someone Tried To Figure Out The Exact Moment Robert De Niro ‘Stopped Caring’

Even if Robert De Niro had stopped making movies in 1995, the year <i>Heat</i> and <i>Casino</i> came out, he’d still be considered one of the greatest actors of all-time, right up there with Brando, Pacino, Streep, and the guy who played Zap Rowsdower. The man was in <i>Mean Streets</i>, <i>The Godfather Part II</i>, <i>Taxi Driver</i>,</i> …

Robert DeNiro

15 Great Ways Filmmakers Found Their Independence In The Last 20 Years

From technological innovation to subverting expectations and everything in between, here are the most indie-spirited moves from the last 20 …

[in]Transition: where action meets academia

Get past the pretentious preamble, and this film journal illuminates the big-screen<p>The world of film academia can often seem remote – as divorced from mainstream film culture as the magical forest kingdom of Terabithia is from human society in the classic 1977 children’s book Bridge To Terabithia, …

22 Deserving Oscar Contenders From the First Half of 2016

Year after year film releases from January through June get the short end of the stick during the Oscar season, when latter-year entries — many of …

The 50 Smoothest Pick-Up Lines in Movie History

Because "I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?" isn't nearly good enough.<p>Here's an extreme understatement for you: It is difficult to approach someone in a bar, on the street, or in a crowded venue and try to charm them with the perfect come-on. Which is precisely why we have the scripted …

What Some Of Your Favorite Songs Would Look Like As Vintage Movies

Who run the world? How about an <i>Attack of the 50 Ft Woman</i>-style Beyoncé? The singer/women’s active wear designer/world dominator is just one of many music artists to have their songs turned into grindhouse movie posters.<p>MusiXploitation is a series of posters for movies that exist only in the hearts …

How The Battle of the Somme sparked cinema’s obsession with war

One hundred years after the battle of the Somme and the groundbreaking film that followed, Laura Clouting explores the challenges of dramatising the fear, courage and complicated reality of going into combat<p>In a few weeks’ time, 100 years will have passed since the first day of the battle of the …

World War I

Watch the Stars of Harry Potter Get Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses

The sorting hat in <i>Harry Potter</i> shaped the destinies of the students of Hogwarts. Now the stars of the movies have been sorted into their respective …

Lizzy Caplan Is the Best Part of Now You See Me 2

Director Jon Chu had big plans for her from the beginning.<p>The first few minutes of <i>Now You See Me 2</i> make it seem as though things haven’t changed much since the original movie. There’s a monologue about the nature of magic; <b>Jesse Eisenberg</b> is still Eisenberg-ing (with shorter hair this time); <b>Morgan</b> …