movie review

Ad Astra Is Mostly Brad Pitt and Nothing But

James Gray, even more successfully than in Two Lovers and The Lost City of Z, steeps you in his protagonist’s psyche.
comics

Why You Should Be Reading the X-Men Right Now

Writer Jonathan Hickman is doing something magical.
close reads

Life After the Hustle: A Former Stripper’s Thoughts on Hustlers

“I’m not saying the movie made me feel comfortable, but it did make me feel recognized.”
  1. $$$$
    Downton Won the Box Office This Weekend, Much to the Dowager Countess’ ConfusionYou know, a weekend? Those two days?
  2. roll clip!
    Pity the Downton Abbey Staffer Who Maggie Smith Whacked With a CaneDon’t get in her personal space.
  3. adaptations
    Ariana Grande Morally Obligated to Appear in Netflix Adaptation of Broadway’s 13The 2008 production of the all-teen Broadway musical brought with it the debut of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies, among others.
  4. god bless us every remake
    Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds Chipped in, Got You a New Musical Christmas CarolThe Muppets couldn’t reign supreme over the holiday forever.
  5. it's called fashion look it up
    Jennifer Lopez Re-creates the Dress That Transformed the InternetTime is divided into two parts: Before the Deep V and After.
  6. movie review
    Rambo: Last Blood and the Limits of the Macho-Male FantasyNo, I don’t know why I had high hopes for Sylvester Stallone’s latest.
  7. vulture lists
    Every Rambo Movie, RankedHow does Rambo: Last Blood stack up in the franchise?
  8. vulture lists
    Brad Pitt’s 12 Best Movie HaircutsIn honor of Pitt’s big year, we revisited three decades of his work to study his hair.
  9. movie review
    Ad Astra Is Mostly Brad Pitt and Nothing ButJames Gray, even more successfully than in Two Lovers and The Lost City of Z, steeps you in his protagonist’s psyche.
  10. movie review
    It’s Between Two Ferns, for Crying Out LoudShoddiness is built into its philosophy, and things like production value, sharp scripting, and delicate acting would only degrade the project.
  11. chat room
    Laura Carmichael and Elizabeth McGovern on Their ‘Powerless’ Downton Characters“It’s a really interesting challenge for me, because it feels like I have absolutely no control or power, or really a role, in any way.”
  12. downton abbey movie
    Every Awful Thing to Befall Downton’s Lady EdithPoor Edith.
  13. the crawleys
    So, Does the Dowager Countess Die in the Downton Abbey Movie or What?Because we know that’s your only pressing question.
  14. lawsuits
    Judge Tentatively Sides with Jackson Estate in HBO LawsuitThe final ruling is expected by the end of the month.
  15. casting
    The Craft Remake’s New Coven Includes Gideon Adlon and Lovie SimoneDirected by Zoe Lister-Jones.
  16. the plot thickens
    Wes Anderson’s New Movie Will Follow a Fanciful French MagazineThe French Dispatch has been acquired by Fox Searchlight.
  17. iron bitch
    Let Liv Tyler Go to SpaceIn Ad Astra and Armageddon, Liv Tyler plays the woman left behind. What this essay presupposes is: What if she went to space instead?
  18. movie review
    Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro Made Me Feel Dirty. I Can’t Wait to See It Again.Loro shows how Silvio Berlusconi created a reality-distortion field around him. Sound familiar?
  19. trailer mix
    The Rhythm Section Trailer: British Blake Lively Is Avenging Her Family’s DeathThis accent work.
  20. comics
    Why You Should Be Reading the X-Men Right NowWriter Jonathan Hickman is doing something magical.
  21. close reads
    Life After the Hustle: A Former Stripper’s Thoughts on Hustlers“I’m not saying the movie made me feel comfortable, but it did make me feel recognized.”
  22. faq
    The Brad Pitt Space Movie Sees Him Fighting Moon PiratesAd Astra has a space monkey, too.
  23. #metoo
    Kevin Spacey Accuser Dies Ahead of TrialAn anonymous massage therapist died before he was set to appear in court.
  24. faq
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Joker But Were Too Freaked Out to AskIs Joker actually an incel? And how similar is it to that leaked script?
  25. chat room
    Antonio Banderas Reflects on His History with ‘Dirty Movies’The Pain and Glory star recalls marrying Melanie Griffith, kissing Tom Hanks, and making controversial films with Pedro Almodóvar.
  26. remakes
    The ‘Old Town Road’ Director Calmatic Is the New House Party DirectorHe’s gonna take his horse to the New Line classic.
  27. party reports
    We Simply Won’t Stand for Jim Carter’s Downton Abbey Hair Erasure AnymoreJust look at those follicles.
  28. remakes
    Issa Rae Reportedly Ready to Set It OffThe Insecure star is developing a “reimagining” of the 1996 heist drama.
  29. dinosaurs
    Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic Short Welcomes You to An America Where Dinos RoamCamping? Fun while it lasted. Vacationing without the fear of a T. Rex eating your kids? We had a great run.
  30. backstories
    The Hardest, Strangest, Most Unforgettable Jobs In HollywoodTV and movie craftspeople share their stories (and a great dip recipe).
  31. oscar futures
    Could Hustlers Scam Its Way Into the Oscars Race?The grifter-strippers movie has been receiving rave reviews, and pulled in over $30 million opening weekend. Will awards voters buy a dance?
  32. just wondering
    Would Brad Pitt Run Me Over With This Dune Buggy If I Asked?What if I asked really nicely?
  33. backstories
    Stalking Janet Jackson, and Other Stories Behind the Hustlers SoundtrackFiona Apple had never licensed “Criminal” — until Lorene Scafaria and Jennifer Lopez came calling.
  34. q&a
    A New Documentary Explores the Secrets and Lies of Roy CohnTrump mentor. Joe McCarthy protégé. AIDS victim. More than three decades after his death, he still haunts American life.
  35. refreshers
    A Quick Downton Abbey Character Recap Before You See the MovieIt has been four years, after all.
  36. box office
    Hustlers Beat the Odds at the Box Office to Become a Rare Non-Franchise HitAfter coming dangerously close to not being made at all, Hustlers proves big for its studio — and Jennifer Lopez.
  37. award season
    World War II Comedy Jojo Rabbit Wins TIFF People’s Choice AwardOscar-buzz alert for an imaginary Hitler!
  38. casting call
    James Gunn Confirms Pretty Much Everyone Is in The Suicide Squad CastExcept for poor ol’ Jared Leto. Better luck next squad, Jared.
  39. movie review
    In Hustlers, Jennifer Lopez Proves the Power of the Movie StarLorene Scafaria’s glittering crime spectacle revolves around Lopez’s magnetic performance.
  40. toronto film festival 2019
    Ford v Ferrari Is an Old-fashioned RouserJames Mangold doesn’t misuse his head-rattling techniques. He brings a lot of new-fashioned virtuosity, too.
  41. toronto film festival 2019
    In the New Biopic Harriet, God Gives Harriet Tubman SuperpowersIt’s a straightforward historical epic about a national hero, except when it’s not.
  42. toronto film festival 2019
    Your Guide to the Tearjerkers of TIFFHere are all the movies that are sure to get your faucets flowing this fall.
  43. toronto film festival 2019
    Natalie Portman Gives an Astronomically Intense Performance in Lucy in the SkyEven when we don’t know what the hell is going on in Noah Hawley’s astronaut epic, Portman is a blast.
  44. backstories
    How Hustlers Pulled Off the Meta Cameo of the YearHow the film’s producers (and Jennifer Lopez) convinced a music superstar to show up in Hustlers — and 200 extras to stay quiet while it happened.
  45. my single is dropping
    Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey Team Up on Charlie’s Angels SongThey’re “Not Your Angel,” but they are some of the biggest acts in pop.
  46. universal monsters
    Paul Feig Is Writing and Directing a New Universal Monster MovieThe Dark Universe is dead, long live the Dark Army.
  47. trailer mix
    Lupita Nyong’o Slays Zombies, Punches Josh Gad in Little Monsters TrailerIt starts streaming on Hulu in October and hits theaters November 15.
  48. casting
    Emma Thompson and Ellen Burstyn to Battle Peter Pan Hang-ups in The Lost GirlsGenerations of Darling women will reconcile their flings in Neverland.
  49. swoons
    Hugh Grant Was ‘Too Stunningly Beautiful’ to Be in the 1994 Little WomenYeah, that checks out.
  50. backstories
    Getting to Know the Helicopter Influencer Behind the Fast & Furious Franchise“There’s only five guys in the world doing what I’m doing,” says Fred North.
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