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Swiss Army Man

One thing you definitely can't say about "Swiss Army Man" is "Oh, not that again." This film from the writer-director team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (who are billed as The Daniels) starts on a deserted island, with a depressed...Show More Summary


"You have to break a dog to break their will." "What is a 'will,' exactly, anyway?" "It's character. It's the thing that makes you you." If the "will" is the "thing that makes you you," then breaking that will is tyrannical. Maybe aShow More Summary

Free State of Jones

Gary Ross’ “Free State of Jones” is based on one of the most fascinating true stories of the Civil War. It tells of a rebellion against the Confederacy led by an angry farmer named Newton Knight, whose ragtag army of poor whites andShow More Summary


Critics often talk about ballet when discussing the films of action filmmaker Johnnie To. It's an interesting comparison given how precisely choreographed To's chase scenes and gunfights often are. But "Three," To's hybrid cop/medical thriller, proves that the ingenious Hong Kong director's action scenes are uniquely cinematic. Show More Summary

Right Now, Wrong Then

Somehow, until now, I have never experienced a film by South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo, who made his debut as a director back in 1996. From what I gather, though, his low-budget efforts tend to contain similar elements: A self-impressed film director, a movie critic, an attractive girl, awkward social interactions and drinking binges. Show More Summary

The Phenom

Baseball player character study “The Phenom” very rarely takes place on the field, but within the tormented silence of a young athlete who has been dehumanized by his father into a pitching machine. In contrast, its big events are therapy sessions that Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) has with Dr. Show More Summary

Independence Day: Resurgence

A massive endeavor that's Michael Bay-esque in its bloated generic-ness, populated by stiff cardboard cutouts who race through bland digital chaos.

Review: How Dare 'Neon Demon' Be This Filled With Sex And Violence, Yet So DAMN Dull

18 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

A beautiful young girl, decked out in sparkling clothing, big false eyelashes, and glistening blood that spills out her slashed throat and down her long, pale arms. She is a vision, grotesque and gorgeous. And so Nicolas Winding Refn chucks...

'Archer' Got Renewed, Let's Celebrate With A Gif Party

19 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Archer's seventh season wrapped up on June 2nd with a genuinely shocking cliffhanger that seemed to put the future of the animated series at risk. So, is Archer dead? Following the airing of "Deadly Velvet: Part II," creator Adam Reed...

Leslie Jones Gives The Best 'Game Of Thrones' Analysis You'll Ever Hear

19 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

You haven't seen a dragon entrance until Leslie Jones has sung it to you.

Real-time Reactions To Waking Up In A Britain That Voted To Leave The EU

20 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It happened. It actually happened. Waking up in Britain today was not a pleasant experience. I pity those of my friends who stayed up, getting progressively drunker as things turned dark. Or maybe I envy them, for at least for...

The Absolute Dumbest Tweets Opposing This Week's House Sit-In

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Earlier this week, a number of House Democrats, as Emily put it earlier, found their spines. If you haven't watched the footage yet, I SO INCREDIBLY HIGHLY recommend you do so now. Skip to the 1:18:00 mark, when John...

Free State of Jones

I'm convinced I endured the full four years of the American Civil War in the two hours and 19 minutes it took to watch the interminable Free State of Jones.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

It's off-beat in all the best ways, has fantastic actors all delivering fantastic performances, and is a uproarious adventure with endless heart.

The Shallows

Not quite Gravity meets Jaws, but closer than you'd think, The Shallows is taut, succinct, and possesses the requisite amount of thrills and shocks to enliven the summer schedule.

Central Intelligence

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart's patter keeps Central Intelligence on life support, but it's needlessly complicated and ultimately too low on laughs.

How To Deal With Toxic 'Friends' On Your Facebook Wall

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

These types of people can be a little intense and a lot determined.

Ebert to Debut in the Chicago Sun-Times Again

The following announcement was published today by Robert Feder. The immortal prose of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert will be appearing again in the pages of the Chicago Sun-Times, his home newspaper for 46 years. Starting...Show More Summary

Queen of Thursday Night At Least

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Battlebots on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Two hour, second season premiere. Beauty and the Beast on The CW at 9:00pm ET. Later with Jools Holland on MTV Live at 10:00pm ET. Fourth season finale. Somehow MTV created a new channel...

A Realtime Meltdown Reaction to the Horrific New 'Ghostbusters' Theme Song

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I've been really excited for the new Ghostbusters. With Paul Feig behind it, plus that cast, I'm pretty confident that I'm going to love it. Add to that the defensiveness that rises in me on seeing the movie constantly...

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