‘Booksmart’ Interview: Beanie Feldstein And Kaitlyn Dever On Female Comedies And Becoming Real-Life Friends

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Olivia Wilde's funny and perceptive high school comedy Booksmart has most favorably been compared to Superbad. While some have pushed back on that comparison,...

Review: ‘The Souvenir’, Pain Gives Way To Hope In Joanna Hogg’s Captivating Coming-Of-Age Drama

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Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir feels like someone taking a deep exhalation of confusion, frustration, and anger after a long time of holding it in....

Review: ‘Detective Pikachu’, Pokémon Are The Real Stars Of This Enjoyably Silly Whodunit

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Pokémon have existed as a multimedia phenomenon for three decades, spawning loads of video games, anime, and hit animated movies such as 1999's The...

Review: Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ Finds Balance Of Action And Political Intrigue

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Sometimes even the great ones make a misstep. Zhang Yimou's misguided foray into Hollywood filmmaking wasn't as bad as some others, but it was...

Review: Jenny Gage’s ‘After’ Starring Josephine Langford And Hero Fiennes Tiffin

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From guest writer Karen Peterson   There's nothing quite as magical as first love. With the new film, After, director Jenny Gage attempts to bring that...

Sundance Review: ‘Fighting With My Family’, A Crowd-Pleasing Piledriver Of A WWE Drama

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When WWE superstar Paige had to announce her retirement from professional wrestling due to injury, I was heartbroken. Always one of my favorite women...

Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, James Cameron’s Manga Adaptation Kicks Robo-Butt

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Finally, a live-action manga adaptation we can all get excited over. Alita: Battle Angel has been in the works for a long time, once...

Sundance Review: ‘The Report’, Adam Driver Investigates CIA Torture In Riveting Political Drama

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There's a great scene in Scott Z. Burns' The Report when a TV news item airs proclaiming to tell the full story about the capture...

Sundance Review: ‘The Sunlit Night’, Jenny Slate Sinks At The Top Of The World

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I'll say this for director David Wnendt; he knows how to make an impression. He both repulsed and charmed Sundance audiences in 2014 with...

Sundance Review: ‘Honey Boy’, Shia LaBeouf Gets Serious In Exploring His Troubled Past

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Trust me, I understand if the idea of Shia LaBeouf making a movie about his own troubled childhood reeks of some woe-is-me bullshit, an...