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How Goth movies went from Wuthering Heights to Twilight

You should be ashamed of the things you loved as a teen — unless you were a Goth. You had style: black eyeliner, black lipstick, maybe even a dog collar. You had a killer playlist: While everyone your age was fist-pumping to Fall Out Boy, you were brooding alone to The Cure, Joy...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:50 PM

Lyriq Bent isn't afraid of the truth — and neither is Spike Lee

When Spike Lee’s debut feature “She’s Gotta Have It” came out in 1986, Lyriq Bent was seven years old. And the 38-year-old actor didn’t see it until he got the job co-starring in Lee’s new updated TV version. In the 2017 “She’s Gotta Have It,”...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 3:44 PM

10 best films of summer 2017 (so far)

‘Baby Driver’ For those of us suffering from franchise fatigue, this has been a great summer. New Cinematic Universes (“King Arthur,” “The Mummy”) died on the vine (at least in America). Old ones (“Pirates,” “Cars,” even “...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 2:00 PM

Steven Spielberg reveals his least favorite 'Indiana Jones' (and he's wrong)

Continuing the fine tradition of great filmmakers being wrong about their own movies — see also: Quentin Tarantino dissing “Death Proof,” aka his second best film — Steven Spielberg recently chimed in about his least favorite “Indiana Jones” entry. And...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:21 AM

Watch Bruce Willis shoot and smirk his way through the 'Death Wish' trailer

Now a good time for a remake of “Death Wish”? A movie about a rando who becomes an armed avenger released into an era of mass shootings and failing gun control legislation? A movie about a white guy one-upping the cops in a time of overzealous, trigger-happy law enforcers? Well, we...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:46 AM

'The Dark Tower' will make you feel bad for Stephen King

‘The Dark Tower’ Director: Nikolaj Arcel Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey Rating: PG-13 2 (out of 5) Globes If there was ever a reason to feel bad for Stephen King — a prolific word-machine desperately in need of an editor; a filthy rich master of horror who in...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:13 PM

Watch the trailer for Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father'

Some celebrity humanitarians spend their off-time trotting the globe, helping the downtrodden and oppressed, speaking out about horrors a gossip-hungry populace wouldn’t ordinarily give the time of day. Angelina Jolie does one better: She does all that on top of directing movies about...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 1:09 PM

John Boyega says 'The Last Jedi' gives Carrie Fisher an 'amazing' send-off

Anyone worried that Carrie Fisher would get some awkward or even distasteful send-off in “The Last Jedi” can relax. At least that’s what John Boyega says. The “Star Wars” star is making the interview rounds for “Detroit” — a very different movie...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:05 AM

Jonathan Demme retro honors one of cinema's great, goofy humanists

Jonathan Demme loved people. There are villains in his movies — most notably that charming aesthete Hannibal Lecter, who loved people, too, only as food. And his biggest hits were about strife: the hunt for a serial killer in “The Silence of the Lambs”; the battle against...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 5:20 PM

Follow up 'Detroit' by streaming these other Black Power movies

Summer’s the time to turn off your brain. But not this weekend. Dropped like an H-bomb into the glut of dumb superhero movies and light entertainments, “Detroit,” Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to “Zero Dark Thirty,” brings the 1967 Detroit riot to the multiplex....

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 12:24 PM

'Mindhunter' trailer brings David Fincher back to Netflix (and serial killers)

We recently learned Netflix may be $20 billion in debt, so good time to drop a trailer for one of the original shows that’s putting them in the hole? It’s “Mindhunter” — not to be confused with Renny Harlin’s ridiculous film “Mindhunters” —...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:36 AM

The best Stephen King movies (and there aren't that many)

Far as batting averages go, the cinema of Stephen King is pretty low. There are over 60 movies based on the horror king’s books and short stories. Of these, we’d say two are masterpieces. Four are terrific but fall short of the M-word. Three are flawed but interesting. At least one is a...

Monday, July 31, 2017, 3:35 PM

Jeanne Moreau, one of the great movie icons, dies at 89

Some of us assumed Jeanne Moreau would live forever. She hailed from that age of French cinema that gave us Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot and Anouk Aimee — cool, sexy, Euro goddesses who usually smoked. She was older than all three; she didn’t become a big star until she...

Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:51 AM

Hulu movies arriving in August 2017

August is the year’s most useless month, at least if you’re on the East Coast. The humidity rises to apocalyptic levels and everyone’s dreading the comedown of September, when we all have to take our jobs seriously once more. You might as well spend some of that cooped up inside...

Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:56 AM

'The Emoji Movie' reviewed in emojis

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Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:01 PM

'The Emoji Movie' is poop

‘The Emoji Movie’ Director: Tony Leonidis Voices of: T.J. Miller, Anna Faris Rating: PG 1 Globe (out of 5) The Poochie of movies, “The Emoji Movie” is a not very good idea done poorly. It’s like the KFC Double Down: Sure, you could make a sandwich where the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:00 PM

Matt Damon takes on the mob in the trailer for 'Suburbicon'

Ah, fall. Summer is for turning your brain off and accidentally wandering into a theater playing “The Emoji Movie.” Autumn is for movies that aren’t just comic book movies (but those, too). There’s only one month left in the summer, meaning it’s time for trailers like...

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11:48 AM

5 climate change movies to watch after 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

Like we said in our review, please go see “An Inconvenient Sequel.” It’s important. If it fails at the box office, that would give skeptics (i.e., dangerous idiots) fuel to claim that because the movie tanked, that somehow means the planet isn’t on tap to purge humans from...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 3:16 PM

Netflix movies leaving in August 2017

You have less than a week to watch “Babe” on Netflix. Even more importantly, you have less than a week to watch “Babe: Pig in the City.” Are you not one of the cool kids who knows the sequel is better than the already delightful first? It’s understandable why...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:56 AM

Did you catch Michael Caine's voice cameo in 'Dunkirk'? We didn't!

There are many adjectives one can use to describe Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” but right up there near the top rung is “loud.” That whoosh of the German planes. Those deafening bombs. That driving Hans Zimmer score with all those “BRAAHHHHHHM”s. It’...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:19 AM