Office Christmas Party
Another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of inherent logic often leads to…
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A report on filmmaker Steve McQueen's Q&A at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
FFC Seongyong Cho on watching 2006's dystopian thriller "Children of Men" ten years later.
An article about the IMAX preview of "Doctor Strange" screening October 10th nationwide.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
New titles on Blu-ray and DVD including "The Martian," "Mr. Robot" and "Straight Outta Compton."
A review of Ridley Scott's "The Martian," starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
The latest in an amazing array of new releases on Blu-ray and streaming media, including Inherent Vice, Selma, Winter Sleep, Mommy, Dancing on the Edge, Halt and Catch Fire, and more.
A dispatch from Sundance including new films by Noah Baumbach, Craig Zobel, and Guy Maddin.
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Why DiCaprio doesn't get lucky at the Oscars; Atheism in Hollywood; Famous rejection letters; Wes Anderson as an advertiser; Auteur theory and Kent Jones.
Odie Henderson champions Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Best Actor of 2013.
Erik Childress analyzes the impact of the recently-awarded BAFTAs on the Oscar race.
Links to all the essays about our picks for who deserves Oscars during this week-long event. Updated daily.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
"Tower Prep" was cancelled because it was too girl-centric; the year's 10 best movie quotes; the year's worst movie titles; the real sins of the Welfare Queen; the aptly named Wiseman speaks.
Alyssa Rosenberg considers the women on the big screen and the small screen in the past year.
Omer Mozaffar reflects on "12 Years a Slave."
Alan Zilberman looks at the move to minimalism in musical scores, and how those scores shape our emotional reactions.
That a film as searing and necessary as "12 Years a Slave" is having trouble drawing large audiences is a testament to the power of denial. That so few mainstream films have been made about slavery in America is also a testament to the power of denial.
Dan Callahan looks at the career of Alfre Woodard.
"12 Years a Slave" and "The Butler" are part of a valuable subgenre of American film that dramatizes the fallacy of "Black respectability"—the notion that if African-Americans will only speak, dress and behave in a certain way, discrimination won't affect them, and they'll reap the American dream.
Saturday night is party night at the Toronto International Film Festival, when all the celebs and journalists float from soiree to soiree promoting or being promoted at.
Four standout performances by black actors make the Oscar Best Actor race more interesting this year.
Marie writes: As the dog days of summer slowly creep towards September and Toronto starts getting ready for TIFF 2013, bringing with it the promise of unique and interesting foreign films, it brought to mind an old favorite, namely The Red Balloon; a thirty-four minute short which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient red balloon. Filmed in the Menilmontant neighborhood of Paris and directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon went on to win numerous awards and has since become a much-beloved Children's Classic.