Sharp Objects Finale

With its eighth and final episode, Sharp Objects concludes this gorgeous, complicated story about feminine trauma, rage and love. Despite their nearly equitable screentime, the men in this story never really mattered, did they? In the end, it was never Alan, or Richard, or Vickery, or John Keene who were the answer to the questions Sharp Objects asked. No, this is a women’s tragedy, one that began with the unseen Joya and ends with Amma, a generations-long calamity about the ways that we hurt each other – or the ways that we hurt ourselves to keep others safe. Read More »

true detective season 3 trailer

The long-awaited trailer for True Detective season 3 is here. And it looks like it’s set to bring back the signature weirdness that catapulted the HBO crime drama into the pop culture stratosphere in the first season. Now with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading the latest season of detective anthology series, it seems that True Detective could redeem itself from its polarizing secondseason.

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Aneesh Chaganty Searching interview

Searching, an innovative new thriller about a father’s quest to find his missing teenage daughter, plays out entirely across computer screens and cell phones. That might sound like a gimmick, but aside from being an immersive way to tell this specific story, it has the effect of forcing us to reckon with the ways we use technology in our lives and how we communicate with others. For a story with such a tech-heavy presentation, it’s also surprisingly emotional, and that has a lot to do with the well-crafted story and the performances from stars John Cho, Debra Messing, and Michelle La.

The primary creative force behind this project is co-writer/director Aneesh Chaganty, who, amazingly, is making his feature directorial debut with this movie. I caught up with Aneesh during the Sundance Film Festival to talk about his inspirations for this story, the surprising scope of the film, how he conveyed the passage of time, and much more. Be sure to read my full review of the movie here, and enjoy our full Aneesh Chaganty Searching interview below. Read More »

an evening with beverly luff linn trailer

The romantic-comedy has never been so absurd as it is in An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn. But hey, when you have Aubrey Plaza and Jermaine Clement in a movie together, what do you expect? Plaza is basically a real-life witch taken form, while I’m convinced that What We Do in the Shadows star Clement is an actual vampire. Put the two of them together, and voila, you have one of the trippiest, freakiest romances put to the big screen.

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Searching - John Cho 1

Searching, the upcoming thriller starring John Cho (Star Trek, Columbus), follows a father on a desperate quest to find his missing daughter. By now you’ve probably heard that the movie’s action unfolds entirely across computer and cell phone screens, but now Sony Pictures has created a cool Searching viral website that provides access to Cho’s character’s cell phone so we can look through his apps, messages, e-mails, and more to try to find clues about his daughter’s whereabouts. Learn more below. Read More »

The Alienist season 2

TNT has given the green-light to The Alienist season 2. Like the Alienist follow-up book of the same name, the new season will be titled The Angel of DarknessAlienist stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will all reprise their roles for the limited series.

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Searching behind the scenes trailer

One of my favorite parts of this job is going to bat for movies I love and spreading the word about smaller films that might not be on everyone’s radar. I’ve been a vocal supporter of a fantastic thriller called Searching ever since I saw it at Sundance, where I gave it a 10/10 review. It’s my favorite movie of 2018 thus far, and since a new behind the scenes trailer hit the Internet today, of course I’m going to take it as another opportunity to convince as many people as possible to go see this movie when it comes out later this month.

Take a look at the new trailer below, which features some brief interviews with stars John Cho and Debra Messing.
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Best Movies Streaming Right Now August

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

The world of streaming services can be overwhelming, and more often than not, you might find yourself unsure what to watch, and where to watch it. That’s where Now Stream This comes in! I’m here to help you navigate the murky waters of all thing streaming, and this week, I have some doozies for you. There’s not one, but two Keanu Reeves films; John Carpenter‘s last great movie; an underrated David Fincher thriller; a slasher remake; and much more.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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New Blu-ray Releases ready player one

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

This week’s physical media round-up brings you Steven Spielberg‘s latest, a John Carpenter horror classic, Dwayne Johnson battling CGI monsters, Gabrielle Union kicking ass, an indie horror film worth your attention, and Jim Carrey‘s return to acting.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Need something to watch? What are you looking for? Perhaps a time travel love story? A paranoid conspiracy theory? A rom-com? A sexy thriller? A breezy espionage comedy? One of the weirdest sequels ever made? All that and more awaits you in the latest edition of Now Stream This. As always, I’ve combed several streaming services and brought back some great recommendations for you to enjoy.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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