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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s “Golden Globes” is always a lot of fun and this year’s jubilant opening number, inspired by “La La Land” kicked it off with brio. Host Jimmy Fallon got out of a limo stuck in traffic […]

Here’s the first look at Pixar’s “Cars 3,” coming to theaters in June.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar […]

Martin Scorsese worked for thirty years to bring Shusaku Endo’s book Silence to the screen. It is finally in wide release this week, with an outstanding cast including: Andrew Garfield is best known as “Spider-Man,” but he also co-starred in […]

I love the idea of Trey Parker as a villain stuck in the 1980’s, shoulder pads, Rubik’s Cube, and Michael Jackson’s “Bad.” Can’t wait for “Despicable Me 3.”

Twenty years after his last series premiered on television, 94-year-old Norman Lear is back with a reboot of one of his most popular series, showing that he is, as ever, not just a reflection of contemporary culture but willing to […]

I look forward to Slate’s annual movie club roundup of critics discussing the best and worst of the year. Slate’s own Dana Stevens points out that there was only one title on all four participants’ top ten lists for the […]

Paterson (Adam Driver of “Girls” and “The Force Awakens”) lives in Paterson, the New Jersey home of Paterson Falls, and of poets William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsburg. In writer/director Jim Jarmusch’s sweetest film to date, we see a week […]

There is, it turns out, something even more painful than the most devastating loss imaginable. “A Monster Calls” is based on the Carnegie Medal and the Greenaway Medal award winning book by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay, from an […]

Like Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam-era adaptation, Apocalypse Now, Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” is the story of men who take a journey to find a former leader who has disappeared into the untamed natural world. It […]