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

Season 1, Episode 4, “The Fielder Method”

Season 1, Episode 4, “The Fielder Method”

Nathan Fielder in The Rehearsalphoto: Courtesy of HBO Can you ever be authentic if you’re crippled by your own self-awareness? While I ask myself this very question on any given day, I’m jotting it down today because it’s what I was left wondering when I finished the fourth episode of Nathan Fielder’s genre-defying series The … 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 Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies

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 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