Terrence Malick

10 great films set in the prehistoric era

Early Man, backed with National Lottery funding via the BFI Film Fund, is in cinemas from 26 January 2018<p>If you’re looking for anthropologically …

Film (UK)

'Automatic at Sea': Why the Hyperreal Film 'Represents the Horror of Being Alive Right Now'

Matthew Lessner's stylish thriller 'Automatic at Sea' challenges perceptions of reality.<p>In many ways, we are living in increasingly solipsistic …

Filmmaking

10 Women Directors to Watch at Sundance 2018

It's an interesting, complicated moment to be a woman who makes movies. Greta Gerwig's <i>Lady Bird</i> recently won Best Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes, while Gerwig herself failed to land a Best Director nomination; Dee Rees' <i>Mudbound</i> has received consistently glowing reviews, but has been almost …

Jane Fonda

The A.V. Club’s 50 most-anticipated movies of 2018

Wes Anderson returns to stop-motion. Claire Denis goes to space. Joaquin Phoenix gets immobile and intimidating, not necessary in that order. When …

Movies

10 Movies That Teach Awful Lessons About Discipline and Children

By<p>Jan 16 2018, 10:45 AM<p>How would you react if your son ambushed you with a radio show phone call after telling the hosts you were lonely? Or if your …

Parenting

The Generic Spectacular

<i>WHEN</i> THE BELIEVER <i>approached Jim Shepard during the early Bush II years, they were hoping he’d agree to write a film column. Shepard gave them a film</i> …

Books

Christian Bale movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘The Fighter,’ ‘Batman,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Empire of the Sun’

Though only 43, <b>Christian Bale</b> is thought by many to have become an “actor’s actor.” He is fully committed to his characters, often staying in …

Award Shows

What to Stream This Weekend

Five films that feature performers in breakout roles.<p><i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>“Badlands”<p>To this day, Terrence Malick has a way with actors (see, for instance, the murmurs that Patti Smith …

Filmmaking

Martin McDonagh, interviewed by an In Bruges obsessive

Robert Chalmers - a man who has watched In Bruges over 100 times - talks to the director of Oscar-frontrunner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, …

Filmmaking

Natalie Portman in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in Pale Blue Dot

if you cast your mind back to 2015, you may recall that Reese Witherspoon signed on to produce and star in the sci-fi drama <b>Pale Blue Dot</b> for Fox …

Hollywood

The End of the F***ing World creator on his f***ing great Netflix series and season 2 potential

Jonathan Entwistle stumbled across a black-and-white indie comic book lying in a trashcan behind a comic shop in London. He bought it, as well as two …

Entertainment

Hostiles review

Christian Bale gives it his actorly all as a jaded cavalry gunslinger in Scott Cooper’s dour, old-timey western.<p>There’s serious, there’s highly …

Filmmaking

Houston Film Critics Society Movie Awards celebrates Mattress Mack, and a Hollywood icon

This year, the Houston Film Critics Society will pay tribute to some noble, local heroes and stars of screen, during its 11th Annual Houston Film …

Texas

Watch ‘The Florida Project,’ Then Watch These Movies

We recommend more films with little rascals and hidden worlds.<p>Although it has been out a while, <b>The Florida Project</b> is a movie that will continue to …

Filmmaking

The Ten Worst Golden Globe Winners of the Last Ten Years

The Golden Globes, with a voting body that consists of less than 100 critics from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is infamous for making …

Awards

The 10 Hollywood up-and-comers set to dominate 2018

Meet Hollywood’s new class of superstars.<p>Seemingly overnight, the movies have been deluged by talented newcomers. But they’re no one-hit wonders. …

Entertainment

Friday Mixtape: Jagjaguwar curate a mix of dark and mystical songs

Why have you picked these songs, what do they remind you of or make you feel?<p>There are no Jagjaguwar artists included on this mix because that would …

Steely Dan

‘Lady Bird’: How Greta Gerwig Found Her Unique Rhythm in the Written Word – Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast

Ep. 48: “I remember when I was in college, writing pretty strange plays, that the best feeling I ever had was when I stood in the back of the theater …

Entertainment

Is 'The End Of The F***ing World' Based On A True Story? Pop Culture Is Fascinated By Criminal Couples

<i>The End of the F***ing World</i> is the newest Netflix addition, and it's a dark comedy with an interesting concept: a young man who thinks he can't feel …

TV

Cate Blanchett to lead the jury at this year's Cannes

<i>The New York Times</i> is reporting that actress Cate Blanchett has been named president of the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Blanchett—who …

Offbeat News

All the Money in the World movie review: Director Ridley Scott just made history, and you need to witness it

<b>All the Money in the World<br>Director</b> - Ridley Scott<b><br>Cast</b> - Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer<b><br>Rating</b> - …

Movies

The Movie Club, 2017

Kogonada, Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, and Jordan Peele.Photo illustration by <i>Slate</i>. Images by Vera de Kok/Wikipedia, Jamie McCarthy/Getty …

Vicky Krieps

Christian Bale: 'I was asked to do a romantic comedy. I thought they’d lost their minds'

The actor, famous for playing brooding, damaged men, is back playing, well, a brooding, damaged man in the gritty western Hostiles. He talks about why the film industry has to change, balding up to play Dick Cheney – and why he will never, ever, do a romcom<p>The interview’s first surprise is that a …

Christian Bale

Hostiles review: Rosamund Pike shines in a pulverising, heavy-going western

<b>Dir: Scott Cooper; Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Q’orianka Kilcher, Jesse Plemons, Timothée Chalamet, Peter Mullan. 15 cert, 133 mins</b><p>There are one-note films, and then there is Hostiles – a vintage work of <i>cinema du foghorn</i> that lows away sombrely for two-hours-plus …

Timothée Chalamet

Cate Blanchett Named Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Oscar winner will preside over 71st annual fest in South of France<p>Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has been named the President of the Jury for …

Entertainment

The 15 movies we’re most excited about in 2018

Whoa—don’t rush us through the best of 2017 just yet. We’re still savoring the arrival of a late-breaking batch of gloriousness: <i>Phantom Thread</i>, <i>I,</i> …

New York City

Jessica Chastain Says 'Major Change' Is Coming to Hollywood in Palm Springs International Film Festival Speech

Throughout the past year, as the lid on Hollywood's longtime history of sexism and sexual misconduct popped off—finally to real consequences—one actress who's been especially vocal is Jessica Chastain. Chastain not only defended notorious film executive Harvey Weinstein's many accusers—who allege …

Jessica Chastain

Watch: 'Not Directed by Terrence Malick' Shows Filmmaker's Massive Influence

14 films that bear the unmistakable mark of a master.<p>Since the release of <i>Badlands</i> in 1973, Terrence Malick has been recognized as one of Hollywood's …

Movies

The Morning Watch: The Influence of Terrence Malick, Abandoned Star Wars Game Pitch & More

<i>The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade</i> …

Forrest Gump

American Evolution

For all people talk about European fashion, it's the Americans who have set the tone of modern menswear. So to survey the current state of style, we gathered looks from our favorite U.S. designers (and one expat Brit). Turns out American guys don't have to look far to look great.<p>As a teenager, …

Thom Browne