Damien Chazelle. Ryan Gosling. The moon. The La La Land and Whiplash director really reaches for the stars, and his latest outing, a Neil Armstrong biopic, is no different.
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut is a remake of the very same musical that saved Judy Garland’s career in the ‘50s. With Lady Gaga as his leading lady, it’s already a gem.
A Quiet Place
Monster hit from John Krasinski about a family who are keeping quiet to keep sonar-inclined aliens from making them dinner.
Sorry to Bother You
Boots Riley gets weird with Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson. And by weird, I mean gloriously bizarre AF.
Spike Lee does not care if you’re uncomfortable. And his latest joint, a retelling of that time a black cop infiltrated the KKK, is right on point.
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Stuntman Tom doesn’t disappoint in Christopher McQuarrie’s second outing for the MI franchise.
Prepare to laugh, cringe, cry, and get nostalgic about that formative pocket of time that happens between child- and adulthood.
The Skeleton Twins
September 12, 2014
Easily the best thing I saw at Sundance 2014. You know Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader for their funny bones, but this indie gem puts their dramatic acting chops on display. And they are bloody good.
December 25, 2014
So Tim Burton's making a biopic about painter Margaret Keane and her husband, who took credit for her work. The painter: Amy Adams. The phony: Christolph Waltz. And all of it happens on Christmas Day. What a gift.
November 14, 2014 Bennett Miller's true-story tale already has two Cannes wins under its (weight)belt and stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and some pretty serious prosthetics -- one huge schnoz and epic cauliflower ear.
October 17, 2014
Michael Keaton. With wings. And Emma Stone. Plus naked nonsense. Yes, please. Who cares what it's about? Just bring it on.
Fifty Shades of Grey
February 13, 2015 Let's be honest, the book version was grade-A smut written with third-grade vocabulary. However, with Focus Features, director Sam Taylor-Johnson, and kinky stars Dakota Fanning and Jamie Dornan running the show, I'm willing to forgive the script and accept the whip.
October 31, 2014
It's opening TIFF.
September 12, 2014
You know those pics of Tom Hardy showing the world how to really hug a pup? Those are from this film. Hardy, who plays Bob, a bartender at the center of a robbery gone wrong, doesn't really miss when picking roles. And this one's no different. Aside from Hardy sharing the screen with the late, great James Gandolfini, I'm banking on the screenplay stealing the show. It comes from the writer of Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River.
October 3, 2014
As hard as I try, I can't find another thriller that lives up to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. Not even Flynn's other novels; not even Night Film. So I can't wait to relive this nightmare of a marriage under the helm of thrill master David Fincher. (Too bad the role of Nick didn't go to Casey Affleck.)
The Imitation Game
Release Date TBD
Another fantastic Sundance 2014 hit. Marjane Satrapi, the director who brought you the whimsical Chicken with Plums, takes a turn for the dark. Ryan Reynolds plays a seriously disturbed introvert who, shall I say, has killer instincts. The best part: his two chatty pets.