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These Are The 11 Best Movies Of 2017

(According to me.)<p>Why wouldn't a year that has had no use for subtlety end with the Los Angeles area literally going up in flames? After all, Hollywood has been on fire, figuratively, since the Harvey Weinstein story broke in early October, and since long-tolerated toxicity in the industry has …

Entertainment

'Mudbound' tops Mark Olsen's 10 best films of 2017

It’s as if the movies answered our call. In a year that has seemed long and confusing, movies became an unexpected centering point, a beacon. As the era of “Peak TV” has toppled over on itself, cinema at least partly took back the reins of cultural conversation. Amid an ongoing onslaught of news …

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From Wonder Woman To Okja, The Best Hollywood Films Of 2017 You Should Watch Before The Year Ends

<b></b>Every year we come across some fascinating, mediocre and disappointing movies. 2017 was no different. While it pained us to watch a few good stories …

Movies

The 20 best film posters of 2017

––_Another year, another fine raft of movie posters. But much like Highlander, there can be only one that rules supreme. From The Beguiled to Good …

Filmmaking

The 18 Best Movies Of 2017

From uproarious escapism to delicate romances, here are the year's must-see films.<p>The movie year started when Allison Williams dangled those car keys in “Get Out.” The same weekend that Jordan Peele’s horror-satire become an instant phenomenon, “Moonlight” snatched the Best Picture trophy away from …

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Mark Kermode’s best films of 2017

Cannibalism in France, a latterday Our Gang in Florida, three women in Tel Aviv, and – at last! – a Blade Runner sequel are among the year’s must-sees<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>To get a sense of how many great movies played UK cinemas in 2017, just look at some of the …

Film (UK)

The 24 best movies you probably didn't see this year

Every year, plenty of lists appear touting the best movie of the year (we're no exception), box office results are tallied, and a consensus builds around the top movies everyone loved. Some, if they're lucky, end up among the best of all time.<p>These movies are definitely worth watching. Everyone …

Movies

Why Annihilation Going Straight to Netflix Matters

<i>This article comes from Den of Geek UK.</i><p>Only a few days ago, we placed <b>Annihilation</b> at the top of our most anticipated films of 2018 list. First, …

Movies

Netflix’s Film Division Is About to Receive a Major Lift With ‘Annihilation’

<i>Annihilation</i> is one our most anticipated movies of 2018 for several reasons. It is the second feature from writer/director Alex Garland, whose <i>Ex</i> …

Movies

Does a TV series belong on a year-end best movies list?

I used to know what a movie was. Now I’m not so sure.<p>Maybe that’s a dangerous thing for a movie critic to say. But as I contemplate the annual …

TV

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Geek

The Best Movies of 2017

<i>The New York Times chief</i> <i>film</i> <i>critics,</i> <i>Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott</i><i>, share their</i> <i>favorite pictures of the year.</i><p><b>Manohla Dargis</b><p>In March, the producer-director Brett Ratner said that the website Rotten Tomatoes “was the worst thing we have in today’s movie culture,” directly blaming it for “the …

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PETA names Bong Joon-ho Person of the Year

PETA Asia, the Asian affiliate of international animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has selected director Bong …

Animals

‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Kong: Skull Island’, and ‘Star Wars’ Make Oscar Shortlist for Visual Effects

The Academy has narrowed down eligible films for the Best Visual Effects Oscar, and 2017 is proving to be a formidable race. There aren’t really any …

Movies

Watch: 'Dunkirk', 'Mother!' Among Film Critic David Ehrlich's Top 25 Movie Supercut

Indiewire's senior critic makes his end-of-the-year list in style.<p>Even before landing a gig as one of Indiewire's top critics, David Ehrlich has had …

Filmmaking

Wormwood Trailer: Errol Morris Uncovers a CIA Conspiracy

Sooner or later, Netflix gets everyone. Renowned documentary filmmaker <b>Errol Morris</b> is bringing his unmatched talents to the streaming platform with</b> …

Documentaries

Selections from the LARB Korea Blog's Second Year - BLARB

The past year, the <i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i> Korea Blog’s second, has proven eventful not just within Korea but in the relationship between Korea …

North Korea

10 Awards-Ready Movies You Can Stream Right Now

From Get Out to The Big Sick.<p>The average person might refer to the current slice of the year as autumn—but in Hollywood, it’s known solely as the beginning of awards season, a time that stretches on until the credits roll at the Academy Awards. While many Oscar frontrunners are still currently in …

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Lily Collins Dyed Her Hair Blonde & The New Look Is A Total Classic

"Not sure if it's the blonde or this city, but I really am having more fun..." wrote actress Lily Collins when she debuted her new blonde hair on …

Award Shows

Directors have unique visions for their stories, but they all know which scene pulls their film together

Remember the scene that sticks with you as the film's credits roll? The one you're probably able to remember most readily an hour, a day, a week after seeing a great film? That's a key scene, and as these award season directors remind us, what makes a key scene crackle can be any number of elements …

Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal: Getting ‘Stronger’ and Better as His Career Goes On

When actors become stars, they can choose one of three paths: play a number of roles that will basically repeat the original success; work in …

Celebrity News

Slamdance Announces 2018 Feature Film Competition Slate, Plus a New Russo Brothers-Backed Prize

The "Avengers: Infinity War" directors will offer one Slamdance filmmaker a $25,000 cash prize and mentorship at their Los Angeles studio.<p>The …

Entertainment

The 16 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal Will Play an Art Critic in an Upcoming Netflix Film

Jake Gyllenhaal will reunite with <i>Nightcrawler</i> director Dan Gilroy for an upcoming Netflix film about the Los Angeles art world. Gyllenhaal’s <i>Nightcrawler</i> co-star Rene Russo is also slated to appear in the upcoming <i>Untitled Dan Gilroy Project</i>, which focuses specifically on an L.A. art critic. …

Jake Gyllenhaal

How 'Okja' Brought a Fantasy Animal to Life

The CG title creature was inspired by elements of a pig, hippo and elephant.<p>In Netflix’s <i>Okja</i>, directed by Bong Joon Ho, a young girl named Mija lives …

South Korea

Male-centric thrillers continue to flood box office in 2018

This year’s Korean box office has once more seen a deluge of dark thrillers spotlighting tortured male characters.<p>From the Cannes-screened “The …

Movies

Film review: Memoirs of a Murderer – Tetsuya Fujiwara stars in preposterous Japanese remake of Confession of Murder

<b>1/5 stars</b><p>A killer becomes a media sensation after publishing a book about his heinous crimes in this preposterous film by Yu Irie. Not to be confused …

Anime

Arrow Video: Between Night and Dawn (1971-1973) - Reviewed

It’s been four months since the passing of legendary American-Canadian horror film auteur George A. Romero, better known as the man who popularized …

George A. Romero

What to Watch on Netflix (and More) This Thanksgiving

Long gone are the days when football monopolized the television during Thanksgiving’s postprandial hours. Now, thanks to an abundance of streaming mechanisms, it’s possible to direct your family angst toward your own tiny screen in the privacy of a darkened room. Or, you know, gather for some …

Culture

Attention holiday travelers: Stream these films to pump up your down-time

Need some travel-sized films to watch on your devices during the holiday travel period? We’ve got a bushel for you.<p>Here is a collection of mostly …

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