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Tatiana Maslany on working with her real-life partner in 'The Other Half'

Working with your paramour can be a tricky thing. Not for Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen. Partners since 2011, the "Orphan Black" and "Downton Abbey" alum finally got to share the screen in "The Other Half," an indie in which she plays a woman with bipolar disorder and he a violent drifter mourning...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:03pm

Tom Hiddleston worked out to Ed Sheeran on 'Kong: Skull Island'

For years, blockbuster movie audiences have known Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the evil prankster of the Marvel movies. There’s no trace of mischief in James Conrad, the main hero of “Kong: Skull Island.” The acclaimed English actor is in pure movie star mode as a guide who helps a group of military...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:48pm

Keanu Reeves on 'John Wick' and how he loves to do action scenes

Keanu Reeves is 52 years old. You wouldn’t know that watching “John Wick: Chapter 2.” In the sequel to the 2014 hit, his character — the world’s best and most feared assassin — is blackmailed into taking a job that backfires badly. He winds up pursued by any colleague who thinks they can take him...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00am

Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, dies at 84

The film airing on Turner Classic Movies as we write these words is “Babes in Arms,” a 1939 musical pairing Judy Garland with Mickey Rooney. There are many Garland-Rooney mash-ups, but this is the one where the former child stars, then in their late teens, were tortured by the task-master stylings...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:29pm

John Goodman on 'Kong' and the movie's big Trump joke

John Goodman would rather be in New Orleans. Flying all over the world, making movies like “Kong: Skull Island,” is nice, but he’s rarely in the city he’s called home for 20 years.“I get home for a couple days at a spot now. It kind of sucks,” says Goodman. After Hurricane Katrina, film and TV...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:03pm

'Blazing Saddles,' a comedy about stupid white people, is on Netflix

‘Blazing Saddles’Netflix Instant"It’s the movie that could never be made today," howl fans of Mel Brooks’ arguable finest hour. (Though we’d put “The Producers” first, then “Young Frankenstein.”) The people who say this are typically strident anti-PC types — retrograde righties who hate liberals...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:06am

Viola Davis Awarded Harvard’s ‘Artist Of The Year’

Less than a week after winning best supporting actress, Viola Davis headed to Cambridge to receive another award.The Harvard Foundationnamed the "Fences" actressthe 2017 Artist of the Year.She accepted the award Saturday.Davis has enjoyed a busy awards season. Besides the Oscar, Davis won the...

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

Judy Gold: Evil people (like Trump) are just not funny

“I can’t f—ing believe these motherf—ers.” Judy Gold doesn’t mince word talking about the White House. The comedian and I are talking about the new documentary “The Last Laugh,” which looks at jokes about the Holocaust, from Charles Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” through “The Producers” through “...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:59am

Indie Spotlight: 'The Last Laugh,' 'Kiki' and 'Wolves'

‘The Last Laugh’3 (out of 5) GlobesThis doc on joking about off-limits subjects like the Holocaust plays a little differently now that f—ing Nazis are back in the mainstream. It was a more innocent time, back when it first hit festivals a year ago, when you could watch a treasure trove of comedy...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:00am

'Kong: Skull Island' is a fine, forgettable, expensive distraction

‘Kong: Skull Island’Director: Jordan Vogt-RobertsStars: Tom Hiddleston, Brie LarsonRating: PG-133 (out of 5) GlobesIf there’s ever been a “Yeah, it’s fine, I guess” movie, it’s “Kong: Skull Island,” a $190 million extravaganza that passes through the memory like celluloid through a projector. That’...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm

The evangelical entertainment 'The Shack' is almost a real movie

‘The Shack’Director: Stuart HazeldineStars: Sam Worthington, Octavia SpencerRating: PG-132 (out of 5) Globes“The Shack” isn’t exactly a subversive Christian entertainment, but consider this: It features a scene right out of the anti-theist classic “The Rapture,” in which our mortal hero (Sam...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5' features creepy, computer-generated Jack Sparrow

The official trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales made its debut on Thursday and everyone can’t stop talking about Johnny Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow.In the fifth installment of the popular pirate flick, we get to see a young Jack Sparrow during a flashback...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 1:57pm

Boyd Holbrook on why there's no nine lives in the gritty 'Logan'

Boyd Holbrook doesn’t usually do comic book movies. He does dark dramas like “The Free World,” dark thrillers like “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” dark TV shows like “Narcos.” (Though, sadly, he won’t be in that show’s third season.)The actor wasn't sure he wanted to be in “Logan,” the third solo...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm

Halston Sage says 'Before I Fall' isn't just for YA readers

Halston Sage went to an all-girls high school, and she spent most of her time there working on the school newspaper, serving on student council and riding horses. So, her teen experience was very different from that of her character Lindsay in “Before I Fall,” the confident but secretly troubled...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:47am

Neil Patrick Harris buys East Hampton ‘orgy estate’

​As far as we know, family-manNeil Patrick Harrisdoesn’t partake in the swinger lifestyle, so he’ll likely have to do a bit of updating (and perhaps, cleaning) at his new East Hampton home–the notorious “orgy estate” where an elite sex club hosted an over-the-top event this past summer. Harris and...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:45am

'Catfight' stars Anne Heche and Sandra Oh want to be superheroes

If you don’t think the idea of a big comic book movie with Sandra Oh and Anne Heche beating up supervillains is a great movie idea, then you haven’t seen “Catfight.” The two acclaimed actresses go at it three separate times in the indie comedy. They coldcock each other in the face. They do body...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00am

Zoey Deutch helps turn 'Before I Fall' into more than another YA movie

‘Before I Fall’Director: Ry Russo-YoungStars: Zoey Deutch, Halston SageRating: PG-133 (out of 5) GlobesFar as “Groundhog Day” knockoffs go, “Before I Fall” has nothing on “Edge of Tomorrow.” That’s not true: Another terrific Zoey Deutch performance is at least as novel as marauding alien squiddies...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

What to see at Lincoln Center's 'Rendez-Vous with French Cinema'

"Rendez-Vous with French Cinema"Mar. 2 through Mar. 12Film Society of Lincoln CenterLincoln Center and Unifrance’s annual deep-dive into contemporary French cinema is a little edgier than usual. Granted, that’s thanks to one film: “Nocturama,” about terrorists taking over Paris. It’s the most...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:12pm

Even Brad Pitt is heading to Netflix with the trailer for 'War Machine'

This feels weird, right? There’s a trailer for a new Brad Pitt movie, but it’s not for some blockbuster hitting 4,000 theaters. It’s for a movie hitting Netflix Instant in May. Well, get used to it. “The Irishman,” the next Martin Scorsese-Robert De Niro joint — Martin Scorsese! Robert De Niro! —...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:22am

Watching Sandra Oh battle Anne Heche in 'Catfight' is pure bliss

‘Catfight’Director: Onur TukelStars: Sandra Oh, Anne HecheRating: R4 (out of 5) GlobesThere are three catfights in “Catfight,” spaced out every half hour, and they are good. When the frenemies played by Sandra Oh and Anne Heche go at it, they go full-on. Both quickly become bloody, feral messes....

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 5:24pm