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A Second Allegation Surfaces Against Senator Al Franken

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I thought Senator Al Franken might pull free of the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by Leann Tweeden last week. As these horrible things go, Franken handled it best he could: He apologized publicly; he took responsibility; he did...

Morning Briefing: Why Donald Trump Talks Sht About Black People on Twitter

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

When writing or thinking about Donald Trump and his Tweets, I find that it is instructive to think about why he tweets what he does, and it almost invariably comes down to stoking his shrinking base. You know, the 35...

A Disappearing Act: Gary Oldman on "Darkest Hour"

With roles like Lee Harvey Oswald, George Smiley, Dracula and Commissioner Gordon in his resume, Gary Oldman has made a special career out of his chameleon-like approach to acting. His latest endeavor is none other than the British Bulldog...Show More Summary

Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino’s films are all about the transformative power of nature—the way it allows our true selves to shine through and inspires us to pursue our hidden passions. From the wild, windswept hills of “I Am Love” to the chic swimming...Show More Summary

Damon Lindelof and Mike Shur are National Treasures

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This weekend, Vulture held the Vulture Festival LA, a two-day "pop culture extravaganza." Work and life and things kept me from going to many great panels, but there was no way in hell I was going to miss out on...

For Jeffrey Tambor, Sexual Harassment Allegations Do Not Fall Far from the Asshole Tree

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Jeffrey Tambor is leaving Amazon's Transparent after a second sexual misconduct allegation was leveled against him. Turns out, Transparent had already been working on pushing him out of the series after the first misconduct allegation broke. Tambor's departure makes this...

That Baby Looks Like He Upstages Everyone Else on The Show Regularly

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Bob's Burgers on Fox at 7:30pm ET. Outlander on Starz at 8:00pm ET. Poldark on PBS at 9:00pm ET. Third season finale. One of my favorite parts of Sunday evening is everyone talking about how terrible the Poldark guy is...

Chance the Rapper Hosts an Exceptionally Average 'Saturday Night Live'

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Cold Open -- "The Mueller Files" is a reenactment of events that may have happened last year between Don Jr., Eric and Julian Assange (Kate McKinnon, of course). I think this is the first we've seen of Erick and Don...

'Come Back Barack' Is the Perfect 'Saturday Night Live' Song for the Times

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This is outstanding. Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Redd perform a ballad perfect for these times, and by these times, I mean a year since Donald Trump won the election and began chipping away at Constitutional norms and...

60 Minutes on: "Wonder Woman"

One of the most powerful moments in the original "Superman, the Movie" finds Christopher Reeve's Kryptonite-weakened Superman drowning in a swimming pool in Lex Luthor's underground hideout while Valerie Perrine's Miss Techmacher looks on, debating whether to go against her boss. Show More Summary

Video Interview: Carey Mulligan on "Mudbound"

Since Dee Rees' film "Mudbound" debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, it has been receiving glowing reviews for its historical but yet still contemporary look at hot button racial issues in this country. Based on the novel by Hillary...Show More Summary

Review: 'Wonder' Is the Kindest Film of 2017

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

R.J. Palacio's YA novel Wonder is tremendously sweet, frequently heartfelt, and always kind, the perfect book for anyone who has ever felt like they didn't belong (or have children who feel as though they don't belong). My ten year old...

Why Do We Enjoy Watching Dr. Pimple Popper and Other Videos Like It?

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Back when TLC was still an actual learning channel, my Mom and I would watch the surgery shows they aired. There is something fascinating to me about the human body and how it constantly tries to kill, disfigure, or hobble...

Lena Dunham, Matt Weiner, and Another Senator Get Pulled Into Sexual Harassment Scandals

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

A couple of weeks ago, an assistant of Matthew Weiner turned writer on Mad Men, Kater Gordon, alleged that Weiner had said to her one night at work that he deserved to see her naked. Gordon won an Emmy for...

A Round-Up Of Uplifting News, Because We Just Need It Sometimes Fer Chrissakes (And Also A Bunch Of Puppies)

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I feel the need to preface this with very little. There's a lot of bad shit happening around the world, and a lot of dark, horrible stuff being uncovered from the past. Sometimes, in between fighting injustice, we need to...

James Franco May Play The Most James Franco-y Mutant In The X-Men Universe: Multiple Man

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

James Franco is apparently no longer content to merely play twins, as he does on HBO's The Deuce -- now he's gunning to play my favorite mutant, and my feelings are decidedly mixed about it. Deadline reports that Fox is...

Bright Star: Let’s Talk About Lupita Nyong’o

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Of the five feature films Lupita Nyong'o has appeared in during her short but highly visible career as an actress, you don't see her face in two of them. One of the roles is a bit-part in a Liam Neeson...

Yes, All Men

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Hello, friends. Are you having a rough week? Feel like the onslaught of heinousness is just overwhelming? Are you mourning the loss of famous men you once liked and respected, because you found out they're capable of treating other living...

'Bedeviled' Is The Worst Horror Movie To Ever Exist

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I don't even know where to start. Bedeviled is a horror movie directed and written by Abel and Burlee Vang that is available on Netflix streaming. Netflix thought I might like it. Netflix was wrong. The plot is...you know what?...

The 'Rampage' Trailer Asks: 'Yes, But What If 'Pacific Rim' Was Rubbish And Dwayne Johnson Was Boring?'

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

'Rampage' was a pretty fun video game from the late 80's. Its premise was simple: Giant monsters battle each other across various cityscapes. The monsters sustain damage--and so do the cities. Movie producer: snorts huge line of coke 'Well what...

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