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 Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies

(from left) Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott in Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: Erik Chakeen/ A24 In Dutch director Halina Reijn’s freewheeling and incisive horror comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies, Gen Z characters get their throat slit, fall from the top of a staircase and get shot. Yet for these twentysomething party people who’ve … 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

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

Three Picasso artworks discovered in three months

A sketch worth hundreds of thousands, a children’s book and a ‘missing’ masterpiece… In the past three months, three unique artworks by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso have been found, in strange and unexpected circumstances. Is this a coincidence or not? When the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, won a landslide victory in … Read more

Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in August 2022

Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3Screenshot: Columbia Pictures If Netflix knows one thing, it’s that there’s nothing like a classic action trilogy. The streamer has announced what’s new on the docket for August, and Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy and Men In Black I, II, and III are among the highlights. Per Decider, Netflix will kick … Read more