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The Essentials: Al Pacino’s Best Performances

Some icons are so enduring, so ubiquitous, so larger than life, they take on an air of invulnerability. Some renowned figures seem to last forever and it’s possible to take them for granted. Take Alfredo James Pacino, who has been around for on screen for five decades in every role imaginable and somehow is just […]

Scarlett Johansson Details What She Wants In A ‘Black Widow’ Film

One unanswered question has hovered over the Marvel Cinematic Universe since “The Avengers” blew up the box office in 2012. Namely, when will Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow get the opportunity to headline her own solo film? For years, the actress (and fans) expressed interest in the prospect of everyone’ favorite Russian spy getting her own […]

Amazon’s Viewing Numbers Leak With ‘Man In The High Castle’ Scoring Big

Amazon is notoriously private with their Prive Video viewing numbers. Much like Netflix, and other streaming services, Amazon likes to keep their numbers to themselves, with the only hint of a series’ success being whether it is canceled or picked up for subsequent seasons. Reuters recently obtained leaked Amazon documents, revealing several key numbers to […]

‘What Keeps You Alive’ Is An Incredbily Beautiful And Brutal Horror Film [SXSW Review]

For film nerds surrounded by overly explicit trailers and extensive plot descriptions, there’s joy in watching a movie without clear expectations. Festival screenings, in particular, are great for not knowing what you’re getting into beyond a deliciously vague programming description that can’t adequately prepare you for what you’re about to see. Colin Minihan‘s absolutely gorgeous […]

‘Logan’ Team Of Mangold And Frank To Adapt Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’

After sharing an Oscar nomination for “Logan,” James Mangold and Scott Frank are reuniting to work on the film adaptation of Don Winslow‘s crime novel, “The Force.” Frank and Mangold earned Best Adapted Screenplay nominations for their unique story about former X-Man, Wolverine. Now the writing pair is revisiting the noir aspects of their aforementioned film with a new adaptation, with Mangold also […]

‘Pet Names’ Explores Big Emotions In Its Beautiful, Small Frame [SXSW Review]

Funny how intimacy can, in the right circumstances, subject to the right influences, become utterly terrifying, as if the very thought of opening up to another human being means putting yourself in harm’s way. There’s risk in vulnerability, no doubt. Vulnerability means risking yourself, your pride, dignity, and self-worth; it means, for one brief moment, […]

Ridley Scott To Direct ‘Queen And Country’ Adaptation For Fox

After scrambling towards the end of 2017 to finish his Oscar-nominated film “All the Money in the World,” you might think that director Ridley Scott is looking to take some time off before his next film. Well, that doesn’t seem like the case at all. According to a new report, it looks like the famous director is moving […]

A24 Developing ‘Native Son’ Film With ‘Moonlight’ Actor

A24 is on a roll, recently. The film company had an impressive Awards Season last year with “Lady Bird,” “The Florida Project,” and “The Disaster Artist” all factoring heavily in awards discussions. “Lady Bird” actually landed multiple Oscar noms, including Best Picture. It looks like A24 isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The company just announced […]

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer: Marvel’s Three Phases Near A Spectacular End

Marvel Studios has been building to “Avengers: Infinity War” for a decade now. It’s the moment that all of the films and characters finally come together (that’s right, the Guardians of the Galaxy will finally unite with the Avengers) to take on their biggest threat in Thanos. Thanos has been teased as the villain since […]

Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby’s ‘New Gods’ For Warner Bros./DC

Earlier today we talked about the next project for filmmaker Ava DuVernay, a 5-part Netflix series about the Central Park Five, but it looks like there’s a project way bigger in DuVernay’s future. Namely an adaptation of comic book legend Jack Kirby’s “New Gods.” According to Deadline, Ava DuVernay has signed up with Warner Bros./DC […]