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‘The Forest of Love’ Review: Sono Sion’s Hyper-Violent Netflix Epic About School Girls and Serial Killers

‘The Forest of Love’ Review: Sono Sion’s Hyper-Violent Netflix Epic About School Girls and Serial Killers

watcherOctober 14, 2019

Sono Sion had a major heart attack in February, but the gonzo Japanese auteur’s gruesome new Netflix epic suggests he hasn’t missed a beat. After shooting 15 ...

James Gunn Says Warner Bros. ‘Offered Whatever I Wanted’ After Disney Firing

James Gunn Says Warner Bros. ‘Offered Whatever I Wanted’ After Disney Firing

watcherOctober 14, 2019

Warner Bros. was clearly eager to bring Gunn into the studio’s family after Disney infamously severed ties with him. Aflo/REX/Shutterstock With “The Suicide Squad” now ...

The Best 21st Century Movies About Class Anxiety — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best 21st Century Movies About Class Anxiety — IndieWire Critics Survey

watcherOctober 14, 2019

With “Parasite” now in theaters, our panel of critics highlights 12 recent films that powerfully explore the social dynamics of capitalism. Every week, ...

Martin Scorsese Won’t Back Down From Anti-Marvel Stance: ‘It’s Not My Kind of Thing’

Martin Scorsese Won’t Back Down From Anti-Marvel Stance: ‘It’s Not My Kind of Thing’

watcherOctober 14, 2019

Martin Scorsese won’t be seeing or directing a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie anytime soon. Martin Scorsese, recently in London to promote his upcoming film “The ...

‘Joker’: A Dance Critic Breaks Down Joaquin Phoenix’s Unnerving Moves

‘Joker’: A Dance Critic Breaks Down Joaquin Phoenix’s Unnerving Moves

watcherOctober 13, 2019

New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas calls Phoenix “a great dancer,” and says “it has more to do with the nuanced way his body can express emotion.” ...

Record-Breaking ‘Parasite’ Scores the Best Platform Opening Since ‘La La Land’

Record-Breaking ‘Parasite’ Scores the Best Platform Opening Since ‘La La Land’

watcherOctober 13, 2019

“Parasite” joins another subtitled fall box office hit, Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory,” which is expanding well. Box office history was made ...

‘Dolittle’ Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Turns His Franchise Hopes to a Pack of Wild Animals

‘Dolittle’ Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Turns His Franchise Hopes to a Pack of Wild Animals

watcherOctober 13, 2019

Downey revives one of literature’s most enduring characters in director Stephen Gaghan’s reimagining of the classic tale. Marvel Cinematic Universe master Robert Downey ...

Martin Scorsese Stands Behind Decision to Take ‘The Irishman’ to Netflix: ‘We Have to Make the Movie’

Martin Scorsese Stands Behind Decision to Take ‘The Irishman’ to Netflix: ‘We Have to Make the Movie’

watcherOctober 13, 2019

“The Irishman” is about to become an awards-season juggernaut for Netflix. Finally hitting theaters in less than a month, Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “The ...

‘Joker’ Could Be Headed for $1 Billion, but ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Box-Office Disaster

‘Joker’ Could Be Headed for $1 Billion, but ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Box-Office Disaster

watcherOctober 13, 2019

Todd Phillips’ DC Comics origin story has the last laugh on a Columbus Day weekend that is off more than 20% from 2018. Pre-weekend gross assessments are always, at ...

Hollywood Reacts to Robert Forster’s Death

Hollywood Reacts to Robert Forster’s Death

watcherOctober 12, 2019

The Academy Award nominee died this past Friday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with brain cancer. 78-year-old Robert Forster died this past Friday in Los Angeles after a ...

‘Cotton Club Encore’: How Fear Destroyed Francis Ford Coppola’s Original Artistic Vision

‘Cotton Club Encore’: How Fear Destroyed Francis Ford Coppola’s Original Artistic Vision

watcherOctober 12, 2019

Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast: Even Coppola was shocked to discover “The Cotton Club” was one of his better films. In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola was one of ...

RIP Movie Poster Artist Philip Gips: See 10 of His Iconic Works, From ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ to ‘Alien’

RIP Movie Poster Artist Philip Gips: See 10 of His Iconic Works, From ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ to ‘Alien’

watcherOctober 12, 2019

Visionary graphic artist Philip Gips, the designer behind many of your favorite posters, died earlier this month on October 3 at the age of 88. Look back at his most memorable ...

How Robert Forster Broke Out With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’ and Never Looked Back

How Robert Forster Broke Out With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’ and Never Looked Back

watcherOctober 12, 2019

In 1997, Tarantino brought Forster an Oscar nomination and a revived career. It is no surprise how many people are expressing grief at the death of Robert Forster from brain ...

Robert Forster’s ‘Greatest Role’ as Remembered by His Playwright and Friend

Robert Forster’s ‘Greatest Role’ as Remembered by His Playwright and Friend

watcherOctober 12, 2019

Josh Ravetch pays tribute to the late actor, with whom he collaborated onstage in 2017. Editor’s Note: American playwright and stage director Josh Ravetch is perhaps best ...

‘Merrily We Roll Along’: Ben Platt Details Richard Linklater’s 20-Year Production Schedule

‘Merrily We Roll Along’: Ben Platt Details Richard Linklater’s 20-Year Production Schedule

watcherOctober 11, 2019

The “Politician” star said Richard Linklater’s ambitious concept solves the “age-old issues” of Stephen Sondheim’s musical. When news first ...

Alex Garland Will Never Direct Another ‘Dredd’ Movie: ‘It Was a Crude Experience’

Alex Garland Will Never Direct Another ‘Dredd’ Movie: ‘It Was a Crude Experience’

watcherOctober 11, 2019

While Pete Travis was credited as the director of 2012’s “Dredd,” it was writer Alex Garland who actually completed the film. Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock ...

If You Want to See ‘Parasite’ This Weekend, You’ll Need to Fly to Los Angeles

If You Want to See ‘Parasite’ This Weekend, You’ll Need to Fly to Los Angeles

watcherOctober 11, 2019

Bong Joon Ho’s festival accolades and Neon’s relentless promotion have paid off: New York is sold out, but there’s still some seats in LA. Bong Joon Ho’s ...

Will Smith’s 10 Best Movies Ranked

Will Smith’s 10 Best Movies Ranked

watcherOctober 11, 2019

With the Hollywood super-star facing off against a worthy on-screen adversary (himself) in this week’s “Gemini Man,” here’s a ranking of Smith’s ...

As Leos Carax’s Adam Driver Musical ‘Annette’ Finally Starts Shooting, What Took So Long?

As Leos Carax’s Adam Driver Musical ‘Annette’ Finally Starts Shooting, What Took So Long?

watcherOctober 11, 2019

Carax’s “Annette,” which is now filming with stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, is a curious case of casting musical chairs. As announced this month, ...

‘Birds of Prey’ Star Ewan McGregor Says ‘Feminist’ Harley Quinn Film Takes a Hard Look at Misogyny

‘Birds of Prey’ Star Ewan McGregor Says ‘Feminist’ Harley Quinn Film Takes a Hard Look at Misogyny

watcherOctober 11, 2019

Welcome to the DC Extended Universe, Ewan McGregor, who raves about the script for the upcoming Harley Quinn-led superhero entry. “Birds of Prey” won’t hit theaters until ...

‘Joker’ Will Top the Weekend Again, but ‘Parasite’ Is the Real Box Office Story

‘Joker’ Will Top the Weekend Again, but ‘Parasite’ Is the Real Box Office Story

watcherOctober 10, 2019

Also in our box-office preview: “The Addams Family” and “Gemini Man” battle for second place, while Netflix opens two movies. The upcoming semi-holiday ...

‘Training Day’ Prequel Details Revealed as Film Takes Shape at Warner Bros. — Report

‘Training Day’ Prequel Details Revealed as Film Takes Shape at Warner Bros. — Report

watcherOctober 10, 2019

According to a new report, the prequel to the 2001 Oscar winner will be set just before the Rodney King verdict rocked Los Angeles in 1992. Warner Bros/REX/Shutterstock A ...

‘The Addams Family’ Review: Beloved Creepy, Kooky Family Gets a Creaky, Kiddie Animated Origin Story

‘The Addams Family’ Review: Beloved Creepy, Kooky Family Gets a Creaky, Kiddie Animated Origin Story

watcherOctober 10, 2019

The ooky clan has always functioned as a smart stand-in for outcast narratives, but this uneven kid-centric offering doesn’t quite capitalize on its rich material. When ...

‘Joker’: Here’s the Original Bathroom Scene Joaquin Phoenix Threw Out With His Improvisation

‘Joker’: Here’s the Original Bathroom Scene Joaquin Phoenix Threw Out With His Improvisation

watcherOctober 10, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix was never supposed to dance during that now-infamous “Joker” bathroom scene. One of the most defining scenes in Todd Phillips’ “Joker” takes place ...

The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

watcherOctober 10, 2019

From underseen Laird Cregar vehicles to a Russian chiller based on a Nikolai Gogol story, from J-Horror to the Mexican gem “Alucarda,” these are the best horror ...

‘Gemini Man’: Will Smith’s Younger Clone Is a Major Advance in VFX Tech

‘Gemini Man’: Will Smith’s Younger Clone Is a Major Advance in VFX Tech

watcherOctober 10, 2019

Weta Digital has created the most believable CG human for Ang Lee’s latest experiment in 3D high-frame rate cinema. For “Gemini Man,” director Ang Lee’s latest 3D ...

Brie Larson Says Marvel Stars Are ‘Passionate’ About All-Women Movie, but Standalones Might Be Safer Bet

Brie Larson Says Marvel Stars Are ‘Passionate’ About All-Women Movie, but Standalones Might Be Safer Bet

watcherOctober 9, 2019

The MCU has started making strides with its standalone features, but could a team-up movie come across like that pandering “Avengers: Endgame” moment? Twenty ...

The 12 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made

The 12 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made

watcherOctober 9, 2019

Work out your “brains! brains!” with this list of the greatest horror flicks ever to feature the walking dead. Audio Film/Canal+/Kobal/Shutterstock When you’re ...

‘Mister America’ Review: Tim Heidecker Runs for Office in Absurd Mockumentary About Modern Politics

‘Mister America’ Review: Tim Heidecker Runs for Office in Absurd Mockumentary About Modern Politics

watcherOctober 9, 2019

“On Cinema at the Cinema” takes to the streets in an ersatz parody about Tim Heidecker’s downward slide from mass-murder to politics. It’s hard to define ...

Filmmaker Behind Aurora Massacre Movie ‘Dark Night’ Defends ‘Joker’ Against Violence Fears

Filmmaker Behind Aurora Massacre Movie ‘Dark Night’ Defends ‘Joker’ Against Violence Fears

watcherOctober 9, 2019

Tim Sutton’s 2016 film directly addressed the tragedy of the Aurora massacre. Here, he explores the echoes of that tragedy surrounding the release of ...