Trashy, goofy, and surprisingly sincere, this superhero fantasy is better than you expect but not as good as it should be.
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An appreciation of Richard Schickel, Time magazine film critic and prolific film director and book author.
I see a movie almost every year on my birthday; some are better than others.
This seasoned triumvirate of talent deserves their recognition in a competitive year.
A look at the films expected to dominate this year's Oscar race and the narrative scope they share.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including The Infiltrator, Cafe Society, Blood Father, and a Criterion edition of Boyhood.
A look at what films like "Sully" and "Deepwater Horizon" say about the modern disaster movie.
A look at how Venice, Telluride and Toronto helped form this year's awards season.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
A review of the latest directorial project by Mel Gibson, straight from its Venice premiere.
The latest in streaming and Blu-ray/DVD options, including "A Hologram for the King," "The Gang's All Here," "Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words" and much more!
My dinner with Michael Cimino; Emily Ratajkowski's naked ambition; When Disney got trippy; Filmmakers are fans of TCM; Diversity ignores the disabled in Hollywood.
A look at how the "Purge" films have succumbed to the glorification and desensitization they've been designed to satirize.
A tribute to the legendary Michael Cimino.
Why Viggo Mortensen is off the grid; How Netflix became Hollywood's frenemy; Ted Kotcheff on "First Blood"; Insomnia and philosophy; Bruce Dern at 80.
A FFC essay on Robert De Niro's 1993 directorial debut "A Bronx Tale."
The greatest Man Cave movie of the last 10 years, made to be viewed from a black leather sofa.
A peculiar film, poised somewhere between satire and dream logic.
The Best Performances of Sundance 2016.
An interview with actor/co-writer Gregg Turkington about "Entertainment."
A look at "The Martian's" possible future as a heavy awards contender.
An interview with documentary subject Armen Ra and executive producer Matt Huffman about their film, "When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin."
A quick meal of red meat.
A report on the upcoming TIFF Ebert Tribute to filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
Anthony Daniels on "Star Wars VII"; History of Action-Movie Heroes; Love in the films of Jacques Démy; Emma Thompson on Trump; How Netflix could change the movie business.
An interview with Patrick McGilligan on his books about Clint Eastwood, Orson Welles and more.