Movies that started in Japan

Movies that started in Japan

(from left) Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.); The Ring (Paramount Pictures); The Magnificent Seven (Warner Bros.).Image: Todd Gilchrist/Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Bullet Train will surely be number one—with a bullet—at the box office this weekend. How could it not be, with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian Tyree … Read more

Movies that started in Japan

Movies that started in Japan

(from left) Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.); The Ring (Paramount Pictures); The Magnificent Seven (Warner Bros.).Image: Todd Gilchrist/Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Bullet Train will surely be number one—with a bullet—at the box office this weekend. How could it not be, with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian Tyree … Read more

An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Maria Bakalova

(from left) Maria Bakalova and Amandla Stenberg in Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: A24 Not many actors get to experience the type of rocket ride that Maria Bakalova did with 2020’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. She wasn’t merely catapulted to celebrity by way of her role as Tutar Sagdiyev, the teenage daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen’s bumbling and … Read more

A Review Of Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train

The Wolf (Bad Bunny) and Ladybug (Brad Pitt) square off in Bullet Train.Photo: Sony Pictures A constant social media refrain asks if certain older movies could still be made today based on elements like cost, logistics, politically incorrect content, or a filmmaker’s formula-defying creative process. Bullet Train begs the question of whether movies inspired by … Read more

Season 6, Episode 11, “Breaking Bad”

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television He left that funky Saul Goodman shirt and tie on the department store rack, but make no mistake: Last week’s caper with Jeff and the mall-security team took Gene Takovic right back into the world of Saul Goodman. And one mysterious, contentious phone call in … Read more

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

Screenshot: HBO “I only know what I tell me.” This short, stunning line of dialogue is spoken by Caleb (Aaron Paul) to Caleb (still Aaron Paul), both of whom—along with many other Calebs—are in a unique hell in “Fidelity.” He’s already faced the devastating news that he failed to stop Hale (Tessa Thompson) from taking … Read more

Prime Video sci-fi series has heart, humor

Fina Strazza, Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, and Camryn Jones in Paper GirlsPhoto: Anjali Pinto/Amazon Studios Time-travel paradoxes: so hot right now. In the past year alone, surfing the timeline has played a major part in shows from Loki and The Umbrella Academy to Russian Doll and The Time Traveler’s Wife (and, of course, the … Read more

A Review Of BJ Novak’s Vengeance

(from left) Ashton Kutcher as Quentin Sellers and BJ Novak as Ben Manalowitz in Vengeance. Photo: Focus Features Underneath the steady, noisy onslaught of modern genre movies, there are films attempting to engage with the real world as we recognize and experience it. Rare are the films which seem at war, thematically, with themselves, but … Read more

season 6, episode 10, “Nippy”

Better Call Saul Photo: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television Gene, Gene, the scamming machine. Our mustachioed, Dockers-wearin’, sweets-bakin’ version of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman has, at last, made an appearance in Better Call Saul this season. And he’s a changed man. Well, changed from the meek sad-sack we knew, frosting cinnamon rolls and supervising his fellow … Read more

“Zhuangzi” Season 4 Episode 5

Photo: John Johnson/HBO After last week’s stunning, mind-bending episode, Westworld could have taken it easy this week. But after that lackluster third season, the show has returned to its roots of heady, thoughtful science fiction, and clearly has no intention of pulling up and retreating. While tonight’s episode isn’t as thrilling as last week’s installment, … Read more