6 Degrees of Film:@ the Movies

By M. L. Johnson | Author of 6 Degrees of film + Blog

HAPPY DEATH DAY is the Cliched Horror Comedy you Need Right Now

<i>Resident horror nut Kernel Emma heads along to embrace some much needed cliched horror comedy. HAPPY DEATH DAY has done some great business in the</i> …

Happiness

Marshall review – Chadwick Boseman holds court in powerful civil rights drama

The Black Panther star is outstanding as the real-life hotshot lawyer who defended a black man accused of rape by a white woman in 1941<p>It’s impossible not to get caught up in this ripping courtroom drama that watchably restages an episode early in the career of the legendary civil rights lawyer …

Film (UK)

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Each year in film, one movie stands out from the rest as the most critically acclaimed picture of the year.<p>Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical …

Movies

‘The Current War’ Moves To 2018 In Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> The <b></b>Weinstein Co. is pushing Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s <i>The Current War</i> off its Black Friday Nov. 24 release to a 2018 date still to be …

Harvey Weinstein

Does the score of “Blade Runner 2049″ have ambitions to rival Vangelis’ original?

Vangelis’s iconic “Blade Runner” score remains the consummate articulation of the story’s lofty themes<p>Like the film it so beautifully scores, “Blade Runner's" soundtrack suffered a long, protracted slog to certifiable cult status.<p>In 1981, Greek composer Vangelis was a proverbial hot Hollywood …

Science Fiction

Andy Serkis reveals the working title of his Jungle Book movie

And it's not The Jungle Book.<p>Forget everything you know and love about Disney's version of <i>The Jungle Book</i>, because Andy Serkis' take on the classic …

Movies

Hollywood rivals circle Weinstein film studio's cinema gems

Competitors are moving to snap up the imploding independent studio’s back catalogue, but the assets cannot be fully valued until the scandal subsides<p>The death knell may have sounded over The Weinstein Company (TWC) name but Hollywood rivals believe the business has a secure future – without its …

Silver Linings Playbook

David Fincher, the first filmmaker to defect to Netflix, perfectly sums up modern cinema

David Fincher saw the writing on the wall for cinema years ago. After a long, successful career in film, where Fincher directed smart, character-driven thrillers like <i>Se7en, Fight Club</i>, and <i>Zodiac</i>, he became one of the first filmmakers to defect to Netflix. This was back when the streaming service …

Movies

‘Marshall’ an entertaining look at a justice’s early years

Those of us old enough to remember Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court of the United States remember him as a stern, heavy presence. So what a surprise to meet him again in “Marshall” and to find out that, as a young man, he was a very cool guy — fearless and charismatic, and not just brilliant …

Josh Gad

REINVENTING HOLLYWOOD comes to Astoria

DB here:<p>Next weekend Astoria’s wonderful Museum of the Moving Image is sponsoring a series of films keyed to my book <i>Reinventing Hollywood</i>. The …

It's a Wonderful Life

'The Florida Project' is probably the best movie you'll see this year

A year after “Moonlight,” could A24 Films have another best picture contender on its hands?<p>Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.<p>I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times' awards columnist …

First They Killed My Father

10 Movies You Must See In November

Our guide to the most intriguing movies opening in UK/ROI cinemas in November.<p><b>Words by Eric Hillis</b><p>November offers a healthy mix of mainstream and …

Kenneth Branagh

Movie Review: Jungle (2017)

Here’s the thing about travel nightmares and existential crises, we’ve all had them. Jungle, based on Israeli adventurer, author and humanitarian …

Movie Reviews

Thank You For Your Service – 5 Questions with writer/director Jason Hall

Flickreel was recently given the opportunity to take part in a roundtable interview with Jason Hall, the writer and director of <b>Thank You For Your</b> …

American Sniper

10 Best Gary Oldman Performances of All Time

BEST OF, MOVIE RECCOS<p>No Comments<p>Gary Leonard Oldman is easily one of my most favorite actors. I came across a hilarious comment on Reddit that goes …

Underrated Filmmakers: 3 Best Movies of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK

BEST OF, MOVIE RECCOS<p>No Comments<p>The director duo started out with making short films. One of the most original filmmakers in Bollywood, Raj Nidimoru …

India

Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Scare Up a #1 Finish

by Brad Brevet<p>October 19, 2017<p>This same weekend last year saw Tyler Perry's <b>Boo! A Madea Halloween</b> debut with a chart-topping $28.5 million, besting …

Movies

3 Films that are probably under Oscar Consideration

We are still a few months away from the 90th Academy Awards, but Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has emerged as the early favorite to be named Best …

Movies

‘My Little Pony’ movie best left for established fans

The streets of pony wonderland Equestria are oddly poop-free, and almost impossibly festive.<p>But as we’ve learned in “Trolls,” the Smurfs franchise and “The Three Amigos,” there is bound to be conflict when you build a society where there is no defense spending and 98 percent of your budget goes to …

Movies

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’: in Hundred Acre Wood, respite from war

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is an exquisite, beautiful film, and like most beautiful things, there’s something painful about it. It depicts a kind of beauty, innocence and purity that can’t be forever, whose existence forces you to stop and appreciate it <i>now</i> — and in the moment of appreciating it, …

Books

The Lights and Shadows of ‘Blade Runner’

Humanity’s relationship to visibility is explored in a new video.<p><i>Blade Runner</i> and its source story place huge importance on the perception of what is …

Filmmaking

Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" Joins the Criterion Collection | Demanders

Although the late Stanley Kubrick took great pains to never repeat himself as a filmmaker, a pattern would eventually begin to emerge whenever he …

Stanley Kubrick

The real star of Blade Runner 2049 is the soundtrack [Playlist]

Blade Runner 2049, much like all of the director's films, is a slow burn – like a pack of American Spirits slow. It's not just the supreme direction …

Science Fiction

Frank Oz Reveals Who Ad-Libbed and Who Stuck to the Script When Filming Little Shop of Horrors

The director's cut version of the 1986 film, with a rarely-seen alternate ending, hits movie theatres October 29 and 31.<p>Director Frank Oz revisits …

Movies

Margot Robbie Is On Thin Ice For The I, Tonya Teaser

Having received positive buzz from screenings at festivals such as Toronto, the darkly funny, Margot Robbie-starring sports bio-drama <i>I, Tonya</i> now has …

Margot Robbie

The Snowman is a cold turkey: review

Gloomy, incompetent sleuth played by Michael Fassbender should look into how film’s impressive talent created this wintry disaster.

Chloë Sevigny

Josh Brolin Says 'Avengers: Infinity War' Will Be Like 'The Godfather'

“The fact that you’re taking an ‘Avengers’ scenario and you’re turning it into a ‘Godfather’ thing for us to be able to kind of hang our hat on is …

Comics

Wonder Woman joins the Oscar race, but what could it win?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: Actress Gal Gadot and Chris Pine arrive at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Wonder Woman' at the Pantages Theatre on …

Wonder Woman