• Meryl Streep's 22 best performances

    Meryl Streep's 22 best performances

    Would the run-up to the Oscars even exist without the three-time Academy Award-winning legend?
  • The story behind the 'Sex and the City' movie's New Year's Eve scene

    The story behind the 'Sex and the City' movie's New Year's Eve scene

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King look back on the 'Sex and the City' movie's classic New Year's Eve scene
  • ‘His House’ review: A shocking horror movie about Sudanese refugees

    ‘His House’ review: A shocking horror movie about Sudanese refugees

    Not much of “His House” is traditionally terrifying, but there are horror hallmarks to be sure.
  • Watching good 2020 Toronto Film Festival movies from home sucked

    Watching good 2020 Toronto Film Festival movies from home sucked

    I never want to sit through a film festival in my bedroom again. No, I don’t mean streaming all 24 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in a futile attempt to fill a weekend. The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival — a hugely impactful 45-year-old event — went digital. While some lucky Canadians snagged seats …
  • ‘China Has Bought Our Silence:’ Director Judd Apatow Criticizes Film Industry for Ignoring Uyghur ‘Genocide’

    ‘China Has Bought Our Silence:’ Director Judd Apatow Criticizes Film Industry for Ignoring Uyghur ‘Genocide’

    Director Judd Apatow slammed the U.S. film industry on Tuesday for what he termed the “censorship” of stories that highlight human rights abuses in China and other nations. Apatow, a director of comedies including Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, made his comments after Disney released a live-action remake of Mulan that included scenes filmed …
  • Frances McDormand’s newest premieres at Telluride drive-in

    Frances McDormand’s newest premieres at Telluride drive-in

    Recently was the Telluride Film Festival, to which practically nobody came. The thing had to come to you. Makeshift drive-in for “Nomadland,” a modern road picture thing with Frances McDormand. McDormand, under a mask, inside a golf cart, fires burning in the distance, yelled: “Get your Kleenex out. Have hamburgers and milkshakes at our sanitized …
  • Netflix defends ‘Cuties’ amid ‘cancel’ campaign, tells haters to actually watch film

    Netflix defends ‘Cuties’ amid ‘cancel’ campaign, tells haters to actually watch film

    The French film “Cuties,” or “Mignonnes,” tells the story of an 11-year-old Muslim girl who becomes involved in a dance crew despite her family’s conservative traditions — but has become hugely controversial for its perceived sexualization of little girls. More than 610,000 people have signed a Change.org petition demanding Netflix subscribers cancel their subscriptions in …
  • Mulan Set to Have Weak Premiere in China Despite Disney’s Pandering to CCP

    Mulan Set to Have Weak Premiere in China Despite Disney’s Pandering to CCP

    Disney’s live-action remake Mulan is on track to have a lackluster premiere in China on Friday, a critical market for the movie that has been the source of political controversy involving the Chinese Communist Party. Pre-sales for tickets totaled about 9.5 million yuan ($1.4 million) on Thursday, according to Maoyan Entertainment, which operates China’s largest …
  • Kate Winslet regrets working with Woody Allen, Roman Polanski

    Kate Winslet regrets working with Woody Allen, Roman Polanski

    It’s a tie between this and not moving over on that door. Kate Winslet is reckoning with some of her past work in light of the #MeToo movement, telling Vanity Fair this week, “It’s like, what the f - - k was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?” “It’s unbelievable to me now how those …
  • Viewers call to cancel Netflix after controversial ‘Cuties’ premiere

    Viewers call to cancel Netflix after controversial ‘Cuties’ premiere

    Backlash against the French film “Cuties” continues to escalate, with objectors now demanding Netflix be canceled in response to the movie’s perceived sexualization of children. “Unbelievable that they released ‘Cuties’. So child porn is ok now Netflix? Raise your hand if you agree this is disgusting,” wrote one Twitter user, using the hashtag #CancelNetflix. The …