Movies that began in Japan

(from left) Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.); The Ring (Paramount Pictures); The Magnificent Seven (Warner Bros.).Image: Todd Gilchrist/ Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Bullet Train will surely be number one—with a bullet—at the box office this weekend. How could it not be, with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian … Read more

The Sandman, Prey, Black Bird finale

Eleanor Fanyinka and Jenna Coleman in The Sandman; Amber Midthunder in PreyPhoto: Liam Daniels/Netflix; David Bukach/20th Century Studios/Hulu Welcome to the weekend edition of What’s On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly What’s On will publish on Sundays.] … Read more

A Review Of Apple+’s Luck

(from left) Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) in Luck.Photo: Apple+ Hugely innovative on both a technological and narrative level, Pixar helped advance the medium of animation, and destroy once and for all the notion that mainstream animated films couldn’t be complex and ambitious without alienating or excluding their … Read more

A Review Of Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train

The Wolf (Bad Bunny) and Ladybug (Brad Pitt) square off in Bullet Train.Photo: Sony Pictures A constant social media refrain asks if certain older movies could still be made today based on elements like cost, logistics, politically incorrect content, or a filmmaker’s formula-defying creative process. Bullet Train begs the question of whether movies inspired by … Read more

Season 2 mixes dark subjects with winsome humor

D’Pharaoh Woo-A-Tai as Bear and Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack in Reservation Dogs season twoPhoto: Shane Brown/FX To say Reservation Dogs is unlike anything on television is, perhaps, to sell it short—mostly because, both in its tenor and subject matter, the comedy deserves to be understood in its own terms. Luckily, as its second season … Read more

Zoey Deutch, star of Not Okay and Zombieland

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. The actor: If there’s one quality even casual fans of Zoey Deutch would recognize about her work, it’s a willingness to, as she puts it, … Read more

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars recap: The big finale

Screenshot: RuPaul’s Drag Race After the twists and turns of the last episode, the queens are able to gather in the workroom to discuss what is actually happening. First on the agenda is the sudden ascent of Shea, who managed to go from last place to the top four in a single episode for her … Read more

Showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker on Harley Quinn season 3

Harley Quinn (Image: Courtesy of HBO Max); Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for DCUHQ) Graphic: Jimmy Hasse The DC animated series Harley Quinn accomplishes a rare feat: making a meta, violent superhero comedy that’s both funny and rewarding. Harley Quinn is Deadpool without the self-satisfaction, a hard-R, adult-oriented cartoon that’s fast, … Read more

A Review Of Rebecca Hall’s Resurrection

Rebecca Hall as Margaret in Andrew Semans’ Resurrection.Photo: IFC Films Think back to Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. We know Richard Dreyfus’ Roy Neary isn’t crazy, we were right there when he saw the blinding lights. But in life, when someone starts coming apart, rambling about visions and supernatural forces, the proper thing to … Read more

A Review Of DC League Of Super-Pets

(from left) Dwayne Johnson as Krypto and John Krasinski as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure DC League Of Super-Pets.Photo: Warner Bros. Behind every great superhero, apparently, there’s a super-pet—or there should be. Buried like a Kryptonite bone beneath all the explosions, jokes, booming music, superhero derring-do, and mega-star voices, that’s the basic … Read more