Awards consultants are busy fine-tuning their pitches for the final push to the Academy Awards. Here's a look at the thinking behind the "camp…
It’s one thing to make a film about summer camp. It’s quite another to get big musical numbers done in one day.
The Journal’s Bruce Miller interviews Bailee Madison and Kevin Quinn from the new Netflix movie “A Week Away.”
Just keep rolling with those ads and posters showing Olivia Colman gazing lovingly at a beaming Anthony Hopkins and lean into the movie's touching story of a daughter trying to take care of her aging father. Everything's going to be OK. Really! Look at that twinkle in Hopkins' eyes. Repeat after me: He's not losing his mind. He's not losing his mind. He's not losing his mind.
We'd like to thank the academy for the 10 nominations. Have we mentioned that it's the most-nominated movie of the year? We have? Well, that's because just about every branch in the academy (except for the writers; we don't know what they were thinking) recognized the considerable craft that went into this film. We realize that the academy's membership has changed in recent years, so the movie's evocation of Old Hollywood might not give younger voters — how do the kids put it — ummm, the feels?
One wise critic called "Minari" a "balm," and we know you've been feeling that. We never expected all this love. It reminds us of another intimate, personal movie from a few years ago, "Moonlight," which — what do you know — just happened to be made by A24 and Plan B Entertainment, the same companies behind "Minari." Huh.
If you've seen the movie, you realize how you feel when you spend more time being happier with what you have than unhappy with what you don't have. What we have, right now, is pretty much every best picture award from the past year. What we don't have is the Oscar. Yet. See you down the road.
It's furious. And ferocious. Did we say funny? Because it's pretty freakin' funny too. What other F words can we use? Fennell! Emerald Fennell. You gave her three Oscar nominations, for writing, directing and producing this furious, ferocious and funny movie. And you also nominated our star, Carey Mulligan, who, no matter what that Variety critic wrote (and thank you, Variety, for displaying such integrity and courage to apologize, nearly a year after the review ran, for minimizing her daring performance), is probably going to win the Oscar for lead actress.
You don't need to fix anything here. Six nominations? That's beautiful. We've got a little assignment for you, though. You get up early, right? Get some hot coffee, maybe a doughnut (vegan's OK), go to a quiet room and just sit. And write. It doesn't matter what you write, how you write or what you write about, though it'd be nice if maybe you'd reflect on "Sound of Metal" and how it conveyed a few things we all went through and learned during this past year. And then remember those thoughts when you fill out your ballot.
Two new documentaries at the SXSW Film Festival look at amateurs reaching for something greater: a group of bus drivers mounting a production of "Alien" in a London theater and a thousand Italian rockers playing "Learning to Fly" together.
“Food Club” isn’t bad, but you’d be better off rewatching “Eat Pray Love,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” or a hundred other similar, better movies for vicarious cinematic travel.
Stacey Gregg's horror thriller "Here Before" and Natalie Morales' Zoom dramedy "Language Lessons," both at the SXSW Film Festival, approach grieving from very different places.
Based on the first (and only) episode that Disney+ released to critics ahead of its Friday premiere, Marvel fans should feel on familiar ground with “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
More than a few TV sets were harmed during the making of “Breaking News in Yuba County.”
Putting two supporting characters together in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” series lets each of them reveal details we never considered …
While Benedict Cumberbatch has had success playing larger than life roles like Doctor Strange or Sherlock Holmes, he excels at playing an ordinary hero in the true-life spy drama "The Courier."
"Ninjababy," a film centered on an unplanned pregnancy, is scathingly funny and transgressive, but also sweet and honest. Also mining comedy out of a difficult personal situation is “The End of Us,” a shot-during-COVID comedy.
Netflix's new animated kids' show "City of Ghosts" is fun and engaging and, somewhat sneakily, the most perceptive look at cities and the communities living within them that I’ve seen in a TV show in quite a while, aimed at any age.
This week’s new releases include Zack Snyder's version of “Justice League” and a Netflix documentary with reenactments about the college admissions scandal involving children of immense privilege.