Film Review: Hostiles Might As Well Be Called White Guilt: The Western

Halfway through Scott Cooper’s new western Hostiles, a bushy-bearded, half-naked, melancholic U.S. Cavalry officer stumbles through the pouring rain in a haze, nonchalantly pulls out what appears to be a revolver, and makes his way […]

The Slowest Sundance Film Festival Ever, Explained

The same pattern keeps repeating itself throughout film history: as one revenue source dries up another emerges like some great savior from above. Hollywood has proven especially adept at chasing these endless sources of new […]

First Impression: Paramount’s Waco Is Promising, If a Little Too On the Nose

Ever since the success of FX’s The People Vs. O.J., Hollywood has fallen in love with more or less adapting 90s tabloid stories into prestige dramas/Oscar contenders. In the span of just two years, The […]

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound & Netflix’s Ongoing Courtship of the Ever-Reluctant Oscars

Streaming’s ongoing disruption of the traditional theatrical model and TV broadcasting norms has now reached the point where we barely even notice it anymore. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won Best Comedy at the Golden […]

Why Is Paramount About to Give Its Next Cloverfield Movie to Netflix?

Netflix has been quiet on the acquisitions front at Netflix, and Deadline thinks it knows why – the streaming giant is working on a deal to acquire a franchise sequel from a major studio. The […]

2018 Oscars: The Nominees, Snubs & Shoulda Been Contenders

The circle of life in Hollywood is playing out before us at this very moment. The Academy just announced its Oscar nominations, delivering the usual helping of surprises (Phantom Thread for Best Picture!) and “yeah, […]

My Predictions for the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Every year right before the Oscar nominations come out we all think we know exactly what to expect. Simply look at the Golden Globes as well as the Directors, Producers, Screen Actors, and Writers Guilds […]

I, Tonya Tries to Do For Tonya Harding What People Vs. O.J. Did For Marcia Clark, But Does Tonya Deserve It?

I, Tonya Spoilers Below As produced by Margot Robbie and directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) I, Tonya is a real shotgun-blast-to-the-face kind of movie. It takes the sports biopic format, slaps […]

Supernatural’s “Wayward Sisters” Makes a Solid Case for an All-Female Spin-Off

It’s been nearly a decade since Supernatural’s original creator Eric Kripke left the show, having completed the Sam & Dean vs. the Apocalypse story he set out to tell. In the time since then, the […]

Rachel Morrison & Mudbound Might Make Oscar History Next Week

Two years ago, Creed’s Maryse Alberti was on the shortlist of potential nominees for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Twas not to be. The Academy went with Carol, Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road, […]