Movies

The 2023 Oscar nominations for Best Picture are in, and the two highest grossing films of 2022 – “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” – are among the finalists....
Movies based on true stories can be incredibly powerful, giving audiences a glimpse into real-life events and the people who lived through them. However, when poorly executed they make for a boring...
The 95th Academy Awards nominations have just been released; and as with every round of nominations, some critically acclaimed films were shut out completely. One particularly surprising omission...
Many actors will tell you that being nominated for an Academy Award is as big an honor as winning the statue. For those who’ve been nominated more than once, the gap between nominations can...
When truth proves stranger than fiction, there’s only one thing left to do: adapt it for screens big and small. It’s then no surprise that a legion of movies and TV shows base their characters...
What do Audrey Hepburn, Vivian Leigh, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophia Loren have in common? All won an Academy Award before they turned 30. They are not alone in that regard. Using IMDb, an online...
Netflix had a pleasant surprise for its shareholders on Jan. 19. The streaming company added 7.66 million net new subscribers in the fourth quarter, topping its own estimate of 4.5 million, an...
Films that are based on true events are usually dramas, so when a comedy makes that claim, it gives us a new way to look at the human condition and all its frailties. To determine the best comedies...
After spending over a decade in the abyss, Indiana-born actor Brendan Fraser has mounted a potential career comeback with his role in the 2022 drama “The Whale.” Playing an obese man with...
Few movie critics, if any, would have thought that Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”) and Lady Gaga (“The House of Gucci”) would be out of Oscar contention last year, and Kristen Stewart...
In 1995, Pixar Animation Studios released “Toy Story,” its first feature film. The computer-animated movie was ostensibly geared towards children but like many of the best kid’s films, it had...
Released in 2022, “The Fabelmans” tells the story of a boy who grapples with domestic drama while pursuing his dreams of filmmaking. An ode to the power of cinema, the movie is also a trip down...
American moviegoers love a good assassin. Whether we’re rooting for or against them, there’s something about seeing a steely-eyed character hell-bent on killing that we just can’t look away...
What makes a movie sad? Doomed romance, dashed hopes, the demise of a beloved institution or a way of life … and death, of course — of a loved one, a self-sacrificing hero, a sad-eyed animal....
Actors are actors, and directors are directors. In Hollywood, this is almost always the case. The only notable example of a living actor who has also made his mark as a director is Clint Eastwood....