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Ben Affleck Likely Departing Batman Role and the DCEU

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This headline: Morphed into this headline really quickly today: As the second story is based on the reporting of the first story, I'm going to say that Affleck is probably a goner, but that it's certainly not a done deal....

When Did Celine Dion Become Cool?

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

As a certified gossip hound who spends an awful lot of my time online looking up stuff on celebrities - for entirely analytical purposes, you understand - I've found myself becoming increasingly drawn to coverage of Quebec's finest, Ms Celine...

'Dunkirk' Funkirk

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I would like to start this review off with an apology. Dunkirk, despite my headline, is not a fun movie. It is a good movie. One bordering on great, even. The best movie Christopher Nolan's done in years... and I...

How The Worst Storyline In Game Of Thrones May Have Been Created

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

A completely fictitious account of one of the most important meetings in television history.

Why Did Sean Spicer Resign Today?

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Sean Spicer is out as Press Secretary. Melissa McCarthy is gonna be so bummed. So what was it? The constant humiliation? Having Donald Trump repeatedly throw him under the bus? Being forced to lie and cover for the White House...

Why Does Everyone Seem to Hate Netflix's 'Friends from College'?

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I had not read any reviews of Netflix's Friends from College going into it, which might be for the best because they have been brutal (it is sporting a 23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and it might have put me...

Building Code Regulations Are Boring, But They Are Also Vital

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Building and fire codes are like the old canard about war -- 90 percent tedious dry boredom, and 10 percent horror and fear. The Grenfell fire was that 10 percent writ large. The only positive aspect of the tragedy was...

The Two 'Game Of Thrones' Men Who Were Cast Aside By Their Women And Still Have No Idea

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Season Seven premiere saw two main characters get emasculated without them even knowing.

Netflix's "Ozark" is a Mindless Puzzle

Jason Bateman plays a business savvy patriarch who gets caught up in some shady dealings in “Ozark,” a new ten-episode series streaming on Netflix today. He tries to run his family like a small business after making a huge mistake, and it’s often up to his smarts to get everyone out. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Is A Very Stupid Person

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I should start by saying I am shocked rest of joke blah blah blah Trump's a disloyal asshole. No one is shocked that Trump doesn't actually stand by his friends, or that he doesn't reward loyalty. The guy's built a...

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Come to the Defense of Their New HBO Series, 'Confederate'

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss quickly jumped out in front of the controversy over their new series Confederate, which saw a massive social media backlash when it was announced on Wednesday. Much of their defense came down to, "Hey! Don't...

Girls Trip

Divisive politics, a health-care plan in limbo, those darn Russians, triple-digit temps. If ever there was a moment when we as a nation needed to let off some steam and chill, it has arrived. Just in the nick of time, the multiplex offers just such a chance to sit back, take a deep cleansing breath and let go of any pent-up anxiety. Show More Summary

Amnesia

Even had he never deigned to become a director, Barbet Schroeder would be a towering figure in cinema. As a young man in the early 1960s, he co-founded, with his friend Eric Rohmer, a production company called Les Films du Losange, which produced some of the greatest French films of the second half of the 20 th century. Show More Summary

The Girl Without Hands

Shapes shift in "The Girl Without Hands," a first feature by celebrated French animator Sébastien Laudenbach, an adaptation of the Grimm Brothers' tale detailing the experience of a young woman whose Faustian father, in his quest for wealth, unknowingly sells his daughter to the Devil. Show More Summary

Landline

One of the more welcome pleasures of “Landline” is that it takes place in 1995, right before mobile phones began their siege upon the general populace. That means the Manhattan dwellers in the movie are forced to actually talk to one another to relay information instead of being constantly enraptured by the presence of a glowing orb in their hands. Show More Summary

Kuso

"Kuso," a trippy collection of surreal comedy sketches, feels like a variety show from another planet. It's a noisy, lumpy collection of gross stuff that is vaguely thematically related, but only by stream-of-conscious logic. This presents...Show More Summary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

“Rumble,” the guitar instrumental recorded by Link Wray in 1957, is to modern rock music what the monolith was to those primates in the “Dawn of Man” section of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” If you’re ever on a quest for The Thing Itself in amplified music, “Rumble” is a convincer. Show More Summary

Killing Ground

Pitch-black Australian horror film "Killing Ground" goes where so many other chillers from the land down under have already gone by pitting two redneck hunters against a pair of doe-eyed lovers. The main distinguishing feature of this...Show More Summary

The Midwife

Martin Provost’s character drama “The Midwife” stars esteemed French actresses Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in their first on-screen appearance together. Deneuve has frequently dominated the international film circuit since her...Show More Summary

Morning Briefing: Donald Trump Opens Up Another Can of Worms, Dumps Them All Over Himself

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It was a quiet night in politics last night until I went to a late screening of Dunkirk (Pahle will have a review later today), and when I walked out around midnight and checked my phone, everything had gone to...

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