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Where Have You Seen the Restrictive Abortion Law SCOTUS Just Struck Down Before?

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This morning, in a victory to pro-choice advocates, the Supreme Court struck down an overly restrictive abortion law in Texas with a 5-3 decision. Stephen Breyer wrote the opinion, and he was joined by the swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

Twitter's Best Reactions to the Soul-Crushing #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet? Hashtag

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

For some inexplicable reason, the hashtag #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet began trending on Twitter last night. It was about what you might expect from that particular hashtag, which is to say: A bunch of T&A that was supposed to convince us that Trump...

A Movie is a Vocation: Anne Fontaine on "The Innocents"

French director Anne Fontaine is known for her daring portraits of passionate women in films like “Coco Before Chanel” and “Gemma Bovary.” So the setting of her next film, “The Innocents,” may come as a bit of a surprise: at the height...Show More Summary

Kartemquin Celebrates 50 Years of Vital Documentaries at Anniversary Gala

For fans of the masterful documentaries produced by Kartemquin Films over the last half-century, the #KTQ50 Birthday Party on June 24th was a virtual who’s who of nonfiction cinema. Numerous beloved subjects of films such as “Hoop Dreams,”...Show More Summary

In An Unprecedented Move, John Oliver Is Wrong About Doping

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

No word yet on his position on dope, but we're guessing he's cool.

In the Wake of Brexit, John Oliver Has a Warning to Americans Considering a Vote for Trump

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I read and listened to a lot of information on Brexit last week leading up to the vote, but nothing was more informative -- if you want to know what's really going in Britain -- than Petr's primer summing up...

Twitter Reacts To Tommen's Big 'Game Of Thrones' Moment

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Serious spoilers ahead for the season finale of Game of Thrones. Oh sweet summer child. For seasons, Tommen was just a sweet poppet that Cersei would protect to the ends of the world. But in the wake of Joffrey's death,...

What the Hell Happened On 'Veep' Last Night?

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The predictions that many of us, including myself, had for this week's season finale of Veep, completely went up in flames. Teased in last week's preview of this week's episode of the possibility of Selina Meyer joining Tom James' ticket...

What Happened to These Celebrities' Beautiful Faces?

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It's now been two whole weeks since Meg Ryan traumatized Tony Awards audiences by daring to show up to the event with a face that is her face but is different from the face she used to have, like...

Jennifer Hudson Took the BET Awards to Church with a Rousing Cover of 'Purple Rain'

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Prince tributes can stop now. Jennifer Hudson just gave the rendition of "Purple Rain" that Prince needed to finally be released to his purple heaven. Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' at the #BETAwards #PrinceTribute @IAMJHUDhttps://t.co/UEU052YqEX— Clayton Baker (@Clayton_Baker) June...

'Game of Thrones': Was a Longtime Fan Theory Proven? Or Muddled Even More?

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We'll have follow-up discussions on Game of Thrones season finale all week, as well as more speculation about how the final two seasons play out. However, the big question of the night with big questions is this: Was the R+L=J...

Cersei Has a Plan. A Crazy Plan, but a Plan.

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

2016 BET Awards on BET at 8:00pm ET. Game of Thrones on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Sixth season finale. Either we're in for a second week of big things happening, or we're going to end the season on a bit...

Sci-Drama 'Midnight Special' Both Other-Worldly and Familiar

Directed by: Jeff Nichols; Runtime: 112 minutes Grade: B- Jeff Nichols' sparse but potent body work has largely flown under the radar over the past decade, even though he's crafted these absorbing dramas powered by thematic ambiguity and tormented main characters, always with the stern, piercing features of Michael Shannon somewhere within. Show More Summary

'10 Cloverfield Lane' Descends Into Sharp, Confined Sci-Fi

Directed by: Dan Tracterberg; Runtime: 104 minutes Grade: B+ Bad Robot's Cloverfield turned out to be little more than a serviceable found-footage monster movie built around a Statue of Liberty-sized kaiju tearing through Manhattan, but the mysteries and speculation surrounding its prolonged viral marketing campaign were something to behold. Show More Summary

'The Wave' Hits Disaster Genre With Authentic Thrills, Emotion

Directed by: Roar Uthaug; Runtime: 105 minutes Grade: B Subtlety isn't easy to accomplish when you dealing with the kind of situations typically depicted in disaster movies: crumbling buildings, fleeing crowds, trapped people with moments before their looming death. Show More Summary

Peter Cowie Flashback — Michel Simon and Jean Renoir

Peter Cowie has one of his best in his flashback series, on the careers of director Jean Renoir and the actor Michel Simon.  It’s part of an ongoing series of articles Cowie is writing, on the Criterion Collection web site, that draw on his personal encounters with cinematic greats from decades past. Because Peter started

The Duel

More forgettable than engaging, The Duel boasts an impressively psychotic Woody Harrelson performance, bloody violence, and an intriguing allegorical plot, but it's just all a bit lightweight.

The Neon Demon

Wickedly original, The Neon Demon finds Nicolas Winding Refn at his divisive and provocative best, as he toys, disturbs and, even, infuriates his audience, all with a knowing wink.

On Its Birthday, 6 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Devil Wears Prada'

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Devil Wears Prada turns 10 this week, and to celebrate, Variety has an in-depth profile full of awesome quotes and profiles from the cast and production team. It's a great read, whether you're a fan or have never...

Who Gives the Best Moustache Rides in 'Game of Thrones' (and Answers to Other Important Questions)

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Final episode coming this Sunday. Final recap on Monday. You guys think last week was amazing? I'm hearing through the grapevine -- a grapevine that includes names like Benioff and Weiss, that this week's episode is even better.

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