Alongside the giant shark swimming into theaters this weekend in the form of The Meg, director Spike Lee is coming back to the big screen with what many have called his best and most accessible film in over a decade (though our own review finds the film to be a little clumsy while also enjoyable and outrageous).
BlacKkKlansman follows the real life exploits of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. But that’s not his crowning achievement. Stallworth set out to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s by going undercover in the racist organization. And a set of new BlacKkKlansman clips introduces us to some of the characters involved in this incredible true story. Read More »
After trying his hand at the psychological horror genre with his directorial debut The Gift, Joel Edgerton pivots to dramatically different fare for his next film, Boy Erased. Based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased follows a gay teen (Lucas Hedges) who is outed and forced to attend gay conversion therapy — or else be shunned by his entire community.
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Is there anything that could top seeing the real-life 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg do push-ups in the documentary RBG? Perhaps seeing a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg battle gender discrimination in a biopic starring Felicity Jones. On the Basis of Sex chronicles the groundbreaking case against gender inequality that put a young Ginsburg on the map as one of the most talented lawyers in her field. Watch the first official On the Basis of Sex trailer below.
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Jim Jarmusch has already directed a modern classic about vampires, so why not zombies? The Paterson and Only Lovers Left Alive director has announced that his next project will be a zombie comedy titled The Dead Don’t Die, featuring a who’s who of past Jarmusch collaborators, including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Chloë Sevigny.
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Ready to reunite with the Crawley family? Three years after coming to an end, the Emmy-winning drama series Downton Abbey is being resurrected for a feature. The original cast members are coming back to reprise their roles, and Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes, who created the series, wrote the movie’s screenplay. And this won’t just be a made-for-TV follow-up: this is a full-fledged theatrical event. Read more about the Downton Abbey movie below. Read More »
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie bring their serious acting chops and their serious cheekbones to Mary Queen of Scots, a historical drama about the conflict between Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I. Who will reign supreme? Spoiler alert: read a history book. Watch the Mary Queen of Scots trailer below.
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After winning accolades for directing 2015’s Oscar-winning Room, Lenny Abrahamson returns to the scene with his first foray into horror. It’s a huge 180 for a director mostly known for offbeat indie movies like Adam and Paul, Garage, and Frank, but The Little Stranger looks like it will be an eerie and exciting next film for Abrahamson.
The Little Stranger stars Domhnall Gleeson as a country doctor who investigates strange happenings at the crumbling remnants of a once-grand mansion where he had spent his childhood. And you can watch the first trailer now.
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Summer is a big time for blockbuster action franchises to rake in truckloads of money for movie studios. But in-between all the loud explosions and bright colors, there are plenty of lower key offerings that deserve your attention. One of those movies is a documentary that has been praised endlessly since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, profiling one of TV’s most beloved talents.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a new documentary from director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), and it focuses on Fred Rogers, the creator and host of the influential PBS television series Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The documentary chronicles the rise and passion of Fred Rogers as he aims to make the world a little less overwhelming for children. Read More »
Focus Features has just unveiled the first trailer for a new undercover thriller called Black Klansman – or BlacKkKlansman, if you prefer its stylized title. John David Washington (Ballers) stars alongside Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in this incredible true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the notorious Ku Klux Klan hate group in the 1970s, and that’s not the only notable pairing of this film – it also teams producer Jordan Peele (Get Out) with director Spike Lee. Check out the first Black Klansman trailer below. Read More »
Phantom Thread is simultaneously delightfully wicked and deliciously wonderful, and it would have lived up to both those descriptors even more if a certain scene didn’t end up on the cutting room floor.
Now that the film from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is available to buy on digital download (then Blu-ray and DVD on April 10), a Phantom Thread deleted scene has surfaced online featuring fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) getting into a messy spat with his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) at the breakfast table. A sibling disagreement they have escalates to a food fight where they’re tossing tea and juice at each other, but things get even messier after that. Read More »