The Queen's Gambit Book Comparison

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how Netflix’s limited series The Queen’s Gambit compares to the novel that it’s based on. Plus, learn about the tricky process of writing the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. And finally, listen as director Joe Penna breaks down the opening launch sequence for the Netflix original movie Stowaway. Read More »

Borat 2 Review

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as Sacha Baron Cohen breaks down one of the many raucously hilarious scenes from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Plus, let Patrick (H) Willems explain why Batman: The Movie from 1966 is actually fantastic. And finally, check out 16 minutes of Netflix’s biggest and best comedians doing crowd work off the cuff during their stand-up specials. Read More »

borat supplemental recordings trailer

Amazon is ramping up its Oscar campaign for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (nominated for two Oscars!) with the release of Borat Supplemental Recordings, a multi-part special featuring new, unreleased footage from the comedy sequel. Well, specifically, it’s called Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor Of Stable Containing Editing Machine. You get the gist. Watch the Borat Supplemental Recordings trailer below.

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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Gag Reel

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get some laughs from watching a gag reel from the hilarious, wacky comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Plus, get a look at the first table read for Spike Lee‘s outstanding war drama Da 5 Bloods and see how the script compares to the scenes in the final cut. And finally, listen to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm co-star Maria Bakalova look back on two pivotal scenes in the sequel. Read More »

Borat Responds to Borat 2 Rudy Giuliani Scene

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm made headlines (even before its Amazon Prime Video release) with its most harrowing scene: the aftermath of an interview between former New York City mayor and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Borat’s (Sacha Baron Cohen) daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova). In the film, Baron Cohen’s Borat arrives to stop the scene unfolding as one would fear it would, but the star revealed that he was genuinely “scared that it would veer into an even more ugly situation.”

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/Film’s Top 15 Films of 2020

Slashfilm Best Movies of 2020

Over the past week, we have published individual top 10 movies of 2020 lists representing each member of the /Film staff. And today, we present the grand climax of that endeavor: the site’s overall Top 15 Movies of 2020 list.

Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Chris Evangelista all contributed to this feature, with their personal lists being used to determine what made this main list and what did not. Let’s say goodbye to 2020 by celebrating one of its few silver linings – the movies.

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Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Films of 2020

Ethan Anderton Top 10 Movies of 2020

In one of the most hellish years in recent memory, escaping to the movies became rather difficult, at least if you wanted to see them in theaters. Thankfully, through the magic of all the streaming services that we once complained about being too plentiful, we were still given a smorgasbord of cinema to feast upon, and it made for another challenging time for picking my favorite movies of the year. All of my Top 10 Films of 2020 were watched from the comfort of my home, but I wish I could have admired them from a cushy seat in front of a silver screen in order to absorb them even more completely.  Read More »

Don't Expect Borat 3

After making waves with Borat in 2006, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s fictional reporter from Kazakhstan disappeared for nearly 15 years, even if many of his catchphrases did not. But last year, the ignorant, inappropriate journalist returned in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and against all odds, it was perhaps even better than Borat’s first big screen outing. However, the success and critical claim doesn’t mean Borat will be back again anytime soon.
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borat 2 Maria Bakalova

Maria Bakalova was the undeniable breakout star of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, an unknown Bulgarian actress straight out of acting school who was able to hold her own against prankster extraordinaire Sacha Baron Cohen and dupe U.S. political figures like Rudy Giuliani. So it’s no wonder that the most buzzed about scenes from the Borat sequel usually feature Bakalova, including the aforementioned Giuliani interview and a sequence involving Jeanise Jones, a kindly 62-year-old woman who was recruited to babysit Bakalova’s Tutar.

In a recent interview, Bakalova revealed her thought process going into both difficult scenes, and her tearful reunion with Jones after the film shoot.

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Borat 2 Extended Cut

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is full of shocking, hilarious scenes where the titular reporter from Kazakhstan interacts with real, unsuspecting people. The results range from unbelievable patience to unfathomable stupidity and even the spouting of casual racism and conspiracy theories. But with a movie like this, there’s plenty of footage that we didn’t get to see. Thankfully, it sounds like we might get a chance to see it some day.

Director Jason Woliner recently mentioned that there have been talks about possibly releasing a Borat 2 extended cut. Not only that, but he provided details on some deleted scenes and extended sequences that could potentially be put back into the movie, including a couple scenes that were teased in the trailer but didn’t make the final cut of the movie at all. Read More »