La La Land is at its most convincing in those intimate exchanges between Gosling, with his melted eyes, and Stone, with her anime face.
Comparing cinema’s latest tearjerker, The Light Between Oceans, with the controlled quirkiness of new film Further Beyond, is a lesson in how not to “move” audiences.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s well-honed turn in Doctor Strange is enjoyable, but the film isn't one you'd ever fall in love with.
On the pop culture podcast this week: series 3 of Black Mirror, new E4 horror-comedy Crazyhead, and the 2011 romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love.
Sex, icebergs and individual plight: the actor’s earlier outing teaches us more about vast disasters than his new docufilm about global warming’s impact, Before the Flood.
The director has clashed with a film critic about his representation of the welfare state in I, Daniel Blake.
In Sonita, the girls chat about the opposite sex just like any other group of teenagers, except that here they are comparing the ages of their husbands-to-be. Plus: Queen of Katwe.
The socialist director’s long war on poverty continues with his new film I, Daniel Blake.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the title of the latest film. It’s also a transparent piece of misdirection.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, The Divine Comedy’s Foreverland album and tour, and the “Two Swords” episode of Game of Thrones.
Like in the films themselves, the fantastic beasts are distracting us from the bigger story – an epic tale of magical fantasy intertwining with real world history.
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