John Hawkes

15 Movies That Show Women Owning Their Sexuality

Get it, girl(s).<p>When it comes to its treatment of female protagonists, Hollywood hasn't exactly been a paragon of sex positivity. We did, after all, …

Jada Pinkett Smith

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot review: Joaquin Phoenix's charm goes a long way in Gus Van Sant's slack disability drama

<b>Dir: Gus Van Sant. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Mark Webber, Udo Kier, Beth Ditto. 113 mins</b><p>It feels like a good moment to pause and consider the great, ongoing gift of Joaquin Phoenix’s career. His run of work since playing Johnny Cash in 2005's Walk the Line has been …

Joaquin Phoenix

'The Catcher Was a Spy': Paul Rudd's WWII Drama Swings and Misses

Sundance 2018: Fascinating story of Boston Red Sox player Moe Berg far from home run<p>Like many films adapted from biographies of lesser known figures, …

Paul Rudd

Must-See: Watch Bill Skarsgard Turn Into Pennywise In All-New IT Featurette

Holy sh*t.<p>Bill Skarsgard is one freaky sumbitch. I know the guy is, like, 5 years younger than me, but still, I’m going have nightmares now. The dude …

Horror

9 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in January 2018

Take a mental break from the heavy-hitting Oscars bait.<p>The holiday hangover has begun, as the new year’s arrival brings with it a somewhat underwhelming cinema slate. Aside from two high-profile Oscar contenders that are opening wide after limited December qualifying runs, there’s not a lot of …

James Wan

Three Billboards review: A small-town murder saga

The setting is a small-town named Ebbing, Missouri. The story involves a cold case and a determined mother. Officers, of both the kind and racist …

Frances McDormand

Movie review: “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a vigilante comedy for our age

<b>Three stars. Rated R. 115 minutes.</b><p>For an avatar of our current cultural appetite for accountability, truth-telling and radical moral reckoning, we …

Frances McDormand

Thor: Ragnarok Dominates Globally with Another $133 Million

Marvel Studios‘ <b>Thor: Ragnarok</b> dominated globally this weekend with another $133 million, taking its global total to $650.1 million already. …

Construction

18 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in November 2017

Not only are the movies getting better, but there are so many to see.<p>The end of the year always means tons of great big-screen releases. However, this November, cinephiles can expect to feel just about overwhelmed, as there are nearly twenty new selections worthy of their time and attention. Some …

Movies

A Tour Through The Creepiest Cults In Cinematic History

After quite a long wait, we’re squarely in the thick of <i>American Horror Story: Cult</i>. The brand new season has aired two episodes of its latest …

Horror

Sample Amazon’s latest pilot season with a new trailer

The characters featured in Amazon’s latest pilot season include some weed growers, a 1950s housewife-turned-comedian, and a real-life superhero in …

TV

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Legend Of Master Legend’

What if a guy like The Naked Cowboy was a superhero? This is what dark comedy <i>The Legend of Master Legend</i> asks in the new Amazon original pilot, …

Entertainment

The best sports movies available to stream right now

Creed hits all the high notes of the original Rocky and then some. Warner Bros.<p>Finding something to watch on a streaming service can be daunting …

Netflix

South by Southwest: 5 Titles to Watch For

The Muppets will be taking Austin, Tex., and this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. A new documentary about them is part of the lineup, announced Tuesday.<p>The festival will include several movies this year about the creative process, a particular focus of the audiences that also attend the …

The Arts

Paris Review - Rick Moody, The Art of Fiction No. 166

Interviewed by David Ryan<p>Issue 158, Spring-Summer 2001<p>Rick Moody was born in 1961 at New York Hospital in Manhattan. His family moved to Connecticut when he was two, and he spent the bulk of his childhood in various towns around Fairfield County.<p>Moody received his undergraduate degree in English, …

Writing

HOW LEGENDS ARE MADE; Inspirational Actress CAITY LOTZ Gives A Voice To LGBTQ Fans Of Superheroes On LEGENDS OF TOMORROW!

It goes without saying, one of the most under-represented communities when it comes to perhaps what is currently the most over-represented genre in media, the superhero genre, is the LGBTQ world. Usually dismissed when comic films and series are conceived, LGBTQ characters get rejected from these …

TV

The 30 Best Shows On Amazon Prime Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 14th</b><p>While Netflix features more and better <i>original</i> programming, Amazon Prime Video holds their own in that department, and they continue to beef up their offerings. As far as licensed content goes, however, Amazon Prime may hold a slight edge, thanks to owning exclusive rights to …

TV

HitFix

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Is Lighthearted But Clever Escapism<p>Mike Ryan reviews the latest MCU offering, a good movie for those looking for a mental …

For better and worse, the gumshoe drama Too Late is a genre throwback

Dennis Hauck is either a visionary or just really well connected. With only a handful of shorts on his resume, the writer/producer/director managed …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

New TV, stage and film projects are looking at slavery with a bold new emphasis on empowerment

Slavery, the most horrific and shameful chapter of American history, has been an irresistible lure for Hollywood over the years, from the rose-colored tableaux of "Gone With the Wind" to the ancestral journey of "Roots" to the revelatory saga of "12 Years a Slave."<p>Though many of those films and …

Black History

John Hawkes tracks down a missing girl in the noirish Too Late trailer

<i>Too Late</i>, the debut feature from director Dennis Hauk, is making its way to theaters this March. The film has garnered rave reviews on the festival …

17 Future Stars Who Appeared on The X-Files

It didn’t take long for <i>The X-Files</i> to make household names of its stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, after its original premiere in …

Movies

Netflix to make sexy psychological thriller, amount of sex undetermined

It seems Netflix might be longing for the old days, when its infant streaming service was forced to rely on things like foreign softcore to pad its …

Movies

What to Watch This ‘Netflix and Chill’ Season, Based on Your Relationship Status

<b>This list was updated April 8, 2016 to reflect Netflix’s current offerings.</b><p>Winter is here, and with it, Peak Netflix Season. It's time to make some …

Relationships

Weekend Box Office: Clash of the flops

<i>Jem And The Holograms</i> seemed like a sure thing. It was cheap, it had name recognition, and it was opening in almost 2,500 theaters. As late as Friday …

Movies

ReThink Review: Everest -- The Question at the Top of the World

Fulfilling a dream or achieving something great often involves sacrifice and taking risks, with the assumption that the size of the goal is proportional to the amount of sacrifice and risk required to achieve it. With business goals, the risks are often financial, while physical/athletic goals …

Outdoors

The Summer TV Heartthrob No One Saw Coming

Rami Malek went from "hey, it's that guy" to the breakout star of the season as Elliot Alderson on USA's new hit dark drama.<p>It turns out the man behind the most socially anxious, self-medicating loner on television is kind of a people person.<p>Wandering through Chinatown — the neighborhood in which</i> …

TV

The 15 Best Indie Films About Sex

rated NC-17<p><i>Covering the movie world is an enormous endeavor, and by our standard, no one on the web does it quite as well as Indiewire, a one-stop destination for movie news, trailers, criticism, in-depth features, and thought-provoking lists. We proud to share some of their consistently excellent</i> …

Filmmaking

Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 highlights

Like many young twentysomethings, the<p>Los Angeles Film Festivalhas experimented with its identity as it's grown up, often screening scrappy indies, serious-minded documentaries and splashy studio pictures side by side.<p>For its 21st installment, which takes place Wednesday through June 18 and is …

Los Angeles

Get a blast of icy testosterone with the harrowing trailer for Everest

Manly men are hanging out and doing manly things in the trailer for <i>Everest</i>, the new thriller directed by Baltasar Kormákur (<i>2 Guns</i>, <i>Contraband</i><i>,</i> other, …

Trailers