'Toy Story 4' Review: The Gang Is Back, Along With A Scene-Stealing Spork, For The Best One Yet - Deadline thumbnail
Entertainment

‘Toy Story 4’ Review: The Gang Is Back, Along With A Scene-Stealing Spork, For The Best One Yet – Deadline

First off, who would have predicted that the G-rated Toy Story 4 would be the most swooningly romantic movie of 2019, but that is the way it seems. You will lose your heart over this exceptional third sequel to Pixar’s original 1995 classic, just as erstwhile and ever responsible Woody loses his over Bo Peep when […]

Review: 'Catch-22' From George Clooney and Hulu Spotlights The Horror Of War - NPR thumbnail
Entertainment

Review: ‘Catch-22’ From George Clooney and Hulu Spotlights The Horror Of War – NPR

Christopher Abbott plays Yossarian in Hulu’s adaptation of Catch-22., which doesn’t capture the satirical tone of the novel. Philipe Antonello/Hulu hide caption toggle caption Philipe Antonello/Hulu Christopher Abbott plays Yossarian in Hulu’s adaptation of Catch-22., which doesn’t capture the satirical tone of the novel. Philipe Antonello/Hulu If Hulu had announced an original dramatic miniseries that […]

'The Dead Don't Die' Review - Hollywood Reporter thumbnail
Entertainment

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review – Hollywood Reporter

Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy, which opened the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, features a starry cast including Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Chloe Sevigny and Tilda Swinton. The dead don’t die, and neither does the zombie genre, with Jim Jarmusch’s slim but fun hipster take on the format’s familiar tropes. A small Eastern town becomes […]

‘Dead to Me’ Review: Needless Thrills Kill This Bittersweet Comedy - Rolling Stone thumbnail
Entertainment

‘Dead to Me’ Review: Needless Thrills Kill This Bittersweet Comedy – Rolling Stone

It’s never entirely fair to judge a TV show based on the series you wish it were, rather than the one it actually is. You don’t want to be the one to argue, for instance, that Ballers would be much better if the Rock fought zombie Vikings every week. But it’s hard to avoid in […]

White review: Bret Easton Ellis’s nonfiction is lazy, boring - Vox.com thumbnail
Entertainment

White review: Bret Easton Ellis’s nonfiction is lazy, boring – Vox.com

Bret Easton Ellis’s first book of nonfiction wants so badly to be provocative that its title is White, as in “privileged white man.” At this goal, it has only partially succeeded. Well before its publication, two articles went viral by critiquing White, surely the goal of any provocateur — but the thesis of each was […]

Us Review – A dark and exhilarating funhouse - Critical Hit thumbnail
Entertainment

Us Review – A dark and exhilarating funhouse – Critical Hit

In 2016 – early 2017 for South Africa – comedian-turned-filmmaker Jordan Peele stunned cinema audiences with Get Out, a brilliant horror satire that explores the topic of racism. The film came out of nowhere and earned the writer-director-producer a shelf-load of accolades, including a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. The question was whether Peele would be […]

'What Men Want' Review: Taraji P. Henson Switches Gender On Mel Gibson And Gets The Last Laugh(s) - Deadline thumbnail
Entertainment

‘What Men Want’ Review: Taraji P. Henson Switches Gender On Mel Gibson And Gets The Last Laugh(s) – Deadline

In 2000, Mel Gibson had one of his biggest commercial hits in the comedy What Women Want, in which a whack on the head suddenly allows him to hear women’s thoughts. The upside of that was the discovery that women were exceptionally smarter and better than men. Big shock, eh? Nancy Meyers directed that one. Now […]

'On The Basis Of Sex' Review: Felicity Jones And Armie Hammer In A Lively Origin Story Of The Brilliant Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Deadline thumbnail
Entertainment

‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Review: Felicity Jones And Armie Hammer In A Lively Origin Story Of The Brilliant Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Deadline

There can be no question that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a full-fledged cultural icon , seemingly always in the news particularly recently with health bouts in which she appears to be the indomitable survivor no matter what is thrown at her.  Earlier this year a documentary from Participant Media , RBG , became its distributor Magnolia’s […]

'They Shall Not Grow Old' Review: Humanity Leaps Off the Screen in Peter Jackson's Vivid World War I Documentary - /FILM thumbnail
Entertainment

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review: Humanity Leaps Off the Screen in Peter Jackson’s Vivid World War I Documentary – /FILM

When I was handed a pair of 3D glasses to watch They Shall Not Grow Old, I rolled my eyes. How could a tired theatrical gimmick possibly add anything to a documentary about World War I? But 15 minutes into Peter Jackson’s vivid documentary, the glasses stopped digging into the sides of my head and […]

Review: Tahereh Mafi's A Very Large Expanse of Sea is a beautiful YA novel thumbnail
Entertainment

Review: Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea is a beautiful YA novel

Shirin is angry — and as a 16-year-old Muslim navigating a post-9/11 America, she has reason to be. Her immigrant parents relocate each year for a better job and better school district, forcing her to start over. That also means repeatedly acclimating to a new group of peers and teachers, waves of Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric […]