An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Amandla Stenberg

An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg in Haline Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies.photo: A24 Amandla Sternberg was barely a teenager when she appeared opposite Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Since then, she’s gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising actresses of her peer group, with a stirring performance in The Hate U Givein addition to … Read more

Movies that began in Japan

Movies that began 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

The Sandman, Prey, Black Bird finale

The Sandman, Prey, Black Bird finale

Eleanor Fanyinka and Jenna Coleman in The Sandman; Amber Midthunder in pricephoto: Liam Daniels/Netflix; David Bukach/20th Century Studios/Hulu Welcome to the weekend edition of What’s On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly What’s On will publish on Sundays.] … Read more

An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Maria Bakalova

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 was not merely catapulted to a celebrity by way of her role as Tutar Sagdiyev, the teenage daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen’s … Read more

A Review Of Apple+’s Luck

A Review Of Apple+’s Luck

(from left) Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) in luck.photo: Apple+ Hugely innovative on both a technological and narrative level, Pixar helped advance the medium of animation, and destroy once and for all the notion that mainstream animated films couldn’t be complex and ambitious without alienating or excluding their … Read more

A Review Of I Love My Dad

A Review Of I Love My Dad

(from left) Patton Oswalt and James Morosini in I Love My Dad.photo: Magnolia Pictures In the pantheon of cinematic bad fathers, there will always be a place for Chuck (Patton Oswalt), the mendacious screw-up of an absentee parent in writer/director James Morosini’s I Love My Dad, a film that is both modest in presentation and … Read more

A Review Of John Logan’s They/Them

A Review Of John Logan’s They/Them

Jack Caron as Kane, Cooper Koch as Stu, Juan De Jesus as Robert, Darwin del Fabro as Gabriel, Austin Crute as Toby, Quei Tann as Alexandra, Theo Germaine as Jordan, Monique Kim as Veronica in They/Them.photo: Josh Stringer/ Blumhouse Queerness is so enmeshed in the cinematic roots of horror that the two are virtually inseparable, … Read more

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

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

Celebrity Voice Acting Needs to Evolve or Die

Celebrity Voice Acting Needs to Evolve or Die

Image: WB Animation The big movie of the weekend is the CG animated film DC’s League of Super Pets, which famously stars a range of actors, headlined by Kevin Hart and eventual Black Adam Dwayne Johnson. Super Pets Disney’s joins lightyear from earlier this month, along with the now finally released Paws of Fury, in … Read more

Fine, let’s actually work out whether George Jetson will be born tomorrow

Fine, let’s actually work out whether George Jetson will be born tomorrow

There’s a meme circulating online this weekend—and which has been kicking around for the last few months, long enough to have gotten the snopes treatment already—that tomorrow, July 31, 2022, is the birthday of cartoon future-man George Jetson. As in, the day of his current birth, whereupon this animated sad-sack will be first exposed to … Read more