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Eiza Gonzalez Talks ‘Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,’ ‘3 Body Problem’ Season 2 and Her Real-Life ‘Ambulance’ Sequel

From a certain point of view, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare star Eiza González may have just played the original real-life Bond girl. Ungentlemanly Warfare, the first of González’s three Guy Ritchie movies to hit theaters, is loosely based on the recently declassified Operation Postmaster, chronicling Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) and their covert […]

For Francis Ford Coppola’s Go-for-Broke Movies, All Roads Lead to Cannes

For his forthcoming one from the heart, Megalopolis, Francis Ford Coppola has once again violated the cardinal rule of the entertainment business: Never invest your own money in the show. Reports are that to bankroll the $120 million epic he has literally mortgaged the farm, or vineyard. The investment is slated to premiere at the […]

‘Rebel Moon’ Director Zack Snyder Talks the Ending of ‘Part Two,’ Cathartic Director’s Cuts and ‘Part 3’

[The following story contains spoilers for Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver.] Zack Snyder knows the intricate future of his Rebel Moon universe, and now it’s up to the audience to make sure that Netflix leadership feels the demand to bring as many as four more movies to fruition.  Between today’s release of Rebel […]

Radio Silence Talk ‘Abigail,’ Their ‘Scream’ Exit and Trying to Make ‘The Shining’ Elevators Jealous

Abigail has been a long time coming for Radio Silence, the filmmaking collective consisting of co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin/Tyler Gillett and producer Chad Villella. Coming off of their successful relaunch of the Scream franchise in 2022, the team strived to make another film before they returned to Ghostface. One idea was a feature now known as […]

Quentin Tarantino’s 10-Movie Retirement Plan Has Some Flaws

For several years now, Quentin Tarantino has been adamant that he plans to make a single 10th and final movie — which will no longer be The Movie Critic. Some of his fans were relieved when this news broke yesterday. The Movie Critic originally sounded like a nostalgic character study (“more epilogue-y,” as Tarantino once […]

New Rom-Com Wave Is Big on Imagining Real-Life Offline

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I consume all kinds of rom-coms: the good, the not-so-good, the somewhere-in-between. (I draw the line at anything that stars Ashton Kutcher. Hollywood: Please put Pedro Pascal on your rom-com leading-man shortlists. Many thanks in advance.) Anyway, I’ve sensed a shift of late. A change in the vibe. A […]

Babs Olusanmokun Talks ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ and a ‘Dune 2’ Surprise

The mark of a successful actor goes beyond top billing, box office draw, trophies and name-dropping headlines. Perhaps the purest indicator of an actor’s success is when they show up on screen and the audience immediately trusts that they’re going to add something genuinely interesting to the story being told. Well, Babs Olusanmokun has belonged […]

13 of the Best Chase Scenes in Movie History

You know the feeling: Your pulse rises as you lean forward, the hairs on your arms are lifting, and suddenly, you’re holding your breath. A good chase scene will leave you pinned to your seat, unable to look away no matter how many times you’ve seen the movie. The art of the chase has changed […]

Meet Freddy Macdonald, the 23-Year-Old ‘Sew Torn’ Filmmaker Who Dazzled SXSW

The phrase, “a change of heart,” would forever alter the course of Freddy Macdonald’s life.  Last month, the 23-year-old wunderkind’s feature directorial debut, Sew Torn, premiered at South by Southwest to glowing reviews, capping an extraordinary five-plus years for the young filmmaker. As a high school senior, Macdonald — whose American family had relocated to Switzerland […]

Why ‘Civil War’ Is Making Audiences So Uncomfortable

[This story contains spoilers for Civil War.] “The footage you’re about to see may be disturbing.” That content warning, broadcast on the news too often in modern history, was stuck on a loop in the back of my mind as I watched Alex Garland’s latest film, Civil War. As I sat through the credits, I […]

Stephen McKinley Henderson Talks ‘Civil War’ Timelessness and “Faithful” ‘Dune: Part Two’ Story 

When Stephen McKinley Henderson appears on screen, you always know you’re in good hands. The presence of the beloved character actor all but guarantees that he’s going to pass on some eye-opening wisdom and make you feel something, which explains why his two-time co-star Cailee Spaeny considers him the Yoda-like figure in her life. The […]

What Lily Collins and Nobel Prize Winners Have in Common

“It’s not what people would expect, right?” Lily Collins jokes about her long-standing partnership with the Breakthrough Prize, which honors scientists for their contributions to areas like fundamental physics and mathematics. On April 13, she’ll return to present at the awards (cheekily referred to as the “Oscars of Science”). But in fact, Collins — who has […]

Hollywood’s Favorite Professor Gets Her Due

Jeanine Basinger, a veteran film professor, historian and author, helped build Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, into a film powerhouse during her 60 years at the institution. On April 20, the esteemed academic will receive the TCM Classic Film Festival’s Robert Osborne Award, which recognizes an individual who has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic […]

‘Food, Inc. 2’ Creators on Why a Sequel to 2008’s Big Ag Exposé Was Necessary: “It’s Really Sad to See Things Get Worse”

Food, Inc. 2 follows the golden rule of Hollywood sequels: The second time around, the villain must be scarier and the death count higher. Directors Melissa Robledo and Robert Kenner’s 2008 documentary Food, Inc. helped spark a national conversation about the devastating economic, environmental and health effects of our industrialized food system, and built momentum for […]

Cailee Spaeny Talks ‘Civil War,’ Taylor Swift’s ‘Mare of Easttown’ Fandom and Manifesting ‘Matrix 5’

If Civil War star Cailee Spaeny isn’t already on every casting shortlist in town, then her 2024 is about to etch her name in stone. Coming off of her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, the Missouri native returns to the big screen with another critically acclaimed A24 film in Alex […]

The Renegade Director Reclaiming Amy Winehouse’s Soul

When Sam Taylor-Johnson started working on her Amy Winehouse biopic, Back to Black, she asked screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh to listen to one of Winehouse’s tracks, “Tears Dry on Their Own,” before he started writing. “I kept saying in those early days, ‘I feel like this song is our path to understanding her,’ ”  Taylor-Johnson says. In […]