Obi-Wan Kenobi movie trilogy was the first casualty of Solo bomb

Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregorPhoto: Kate Green (Getty Images) Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we now return Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Star Wars Story to the Earth’s crust. Roughly four years after an explosive box office bomb known as Solo wiped out a library of unread Star Wars Stories, sources excavated the blast’s first identified … Read more

Top Gear America Is Finally Great

Photo: Top Gear America The best thing I can say about the new season of Top Gear America, its second, is that it is a good, highly watchable car show. That is the best thing I can say because that can’t be said of nearly every other car show. Jethro Bovingdon, one of its three … Read more

Westworld recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld Photo: John Johnson/HBO Westworld is a show about storytelling. Throughout its first three seasons, creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have made clear they are fascinated by the way narratives rule our world: Concepts like free will and agency are, in the show’s cosmology, intimately tied to the stories we … Read more

Neon White Wouldn’t Be ‘Freaky’ Without Machine Girl’s Music

Screenshot: Angel Matrix Neon White, a laser-quick first-person shooter thing, unfolds in a Heaven where angels threaten to detonate your face and experimental music outfit Machine Girl pierces your wrong moves with saturated breakbeats. The game inspires you with its lightning visuals—turquoise water, cold-blooded girls with rainbow hair, buildings cast from pure porcelain—to move through … Read more

What’s New on Prime Video in July 2022

After a tortured development process that involved multiple failed films and more than a few false starts as a TV series, Y: The Last Man premiered on Hulu, finally bringing celebrated comics writer Brian K. Vaughan’s post-apocalyptic opus to the small screen. It was promptly canceled before the first season had even finished airing. Let’s … Read more

A Review Of Press Play, Directed By Greg Björkman

(L-R) Clara Rugaard as Laura and Lewis Pullman as Harrison in Press Play.Photo: The Avenue Romantic yearning is a feeling with which almost everyone can readily identify. We have all wanted at some point to pause or rewind the clock. To that end, love stories spanning space and time are common enough to support their … Read more

An interview with Jenny Slate, creator of Marcel The Shell

There’s a moment in the first Marcel The Shell With Shoes On YouTube short where tiny Marcel proclaims, “Sometimes people say that my head is too big for my body, and then I say, ‘Compared to what?’” As Jenny Slate recalls, it was one of those moments of truthful improvisation, a line that says a … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

The Stanley Cup is in the building. The Colorado Avalanche lead the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. The Avs could close out the series and keep the Cup in the building in Friday’s Game 5. Game 4, which ended in a 3-2 Colorado overtime win, did not come without controversy. Video replay … Read more

An interview with Marcel The Shell’s Dean Fleischer-Camp

Dean Fleischer-Camp in Marcel The Shell With Shoes OnImage: Courtesy of A24 From early YouTube sensation to critically acclaimed feature, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On has gone the distance. The eponymous anthropomorphic shell, in fact, covers greater distances than ever in the achingly charming A24 film, which arrives in theaters June 24. It’s a … Read more

A Review Of Kevin Hart’s The Man From Toronto

(from left) Kevin Hart as Teddy and Woody Harrelson as The Man From Toronto in The Man From Toronto.Photo: Netflix The Man From Toronto introduces us to a world in which a network of hitmen represent various cities, and in many cases, embody the broadest stereotypes about their hometowns. And the one from Toronto, Canada, … Read more