An Interview With Lee Pace For Bodies Bodies Bodies

(from left) Rachel Sennott and Lee Pace in Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: A24 Lee Pace has ventured from Middle-earth (as elven ruler Thranduil in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films) to the stars (as Ronan The Accuser in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) during his big-screen career. But with his latest movie, Bodies Bodies Bodiesa knives-out character … Read more

a gripping look at one hospital’s Katrina hell

Adepero Oduye in Five Days At Memorial Photo: Apple TV+ Television has a long history of serving as a de-facto chronicler of America’s past. One can look as far back as Roots in 1977 or as recently as Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology series to see historical revisionism on the small screen. Apple TV+’s … Read more

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

(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

Season 2, Episode 1, “Daddy”

Myha’la Herrold in Industry Photo: Simon Ridgway/HBO The title for HBO’s Industry is deceptively simple. It’s a catch-all term, after all. If I’m in Hollywood and I talk about “the industry,” people know what I’m talking about, whereas that probably gets read differently if I’m, say, in Silicon Valley. But that kind of shorthand (in … 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

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