Chalamet’s ‘Beautiful Boy’ Scratches the Surface of Addiction

Based on memoirs by David and Nic Sheff, "Beautiful Boy" tackles the weighty topic of addiction, but fails to contribute anything new to the genre.

Staff Recs: Best Actors-Turned-Directors

With Bradley Cooper being the latest actor to try his hand at directing, here are our top picks for best actors turned directors.

The World Has Had Enough ‘Venom’

"Venom" has the seeds of being a proper addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but fails to blossom into something that meets viewers' expectations.

Unpopular Opinions: Directors

Not all directors are created equal. Here are our thoughts on some underrated and overrated filmmakers.

The ‘First Man’ Controversy: When Does Patriotism Become Propaganda?

The controversy surrounding "First Man" and the planting of the American flag on the moon begs the question: when does patriotism turn into propaganda?

‘Maniac’ Is Netflix’s Underwhelming Sci-Fi Experiment

"Maniac," Netflix's bizarre sci-fi experiment, tackles a handful of weighty topics, but has more flash than substance.

Cooper Revitalizes a Star in ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga received career-worst reviews for her role in "Machete Kills." Now, she is receiving acclaim for her performance in the Bradley Cooper-helmed fifth revival of "A Star Is Born."

Staff Recs: Hollywood Movie Musicals

We gather here today to celebrate the life, death and rebirth of the Hollywood musical. For a prolonged period of time, the once-supreme genre was unseen in theaters across the country and abroad. Superhero...

Captain Marvel Pioneers New Wave of Female Heroes

Spoilers ahead! At the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” fans left theaters feeling dejected and hopeless after seeing their favorite heroes dissipate before their eyes. But the film’s post-credits scene offered a light of...

Tisch Alum Makes Her Debut With Hidden Gem ‘All About Nina’

Though she has garnered critical acclaim in cult classics such as “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” and “10 Cloverfield Lane,” actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has never entered mainstream popularity. In her new film “All...

Unpopular Opinions: Film & TV Protagonists

When it comes to central characters in film and TV, viewers can quickly develop deep, unshakable convictions. Everyone hates Joffrey. Everyone loves Daenerys. But what if you think that Daenerys’s superior attitude is kind...

11 Months and One Daunting Task — The Quirky Story of This Arthouse Wannabe

Jonathan and Elan Bogarín’s grandmother, Annette Ontell, a former fashion designer and a self-diagnosed packrat, left behind decades worth of bits and bobs in her outwardly ordinary house in Newark. The siblings gave themselves...
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