The teaser trailer for the first “Star Wars anthology film” promises a nostalgic thrill-ride.
The Melissa McCarthy vehicle is the latest comedy to fall victim to the pitfall of the pratfall.
A new look behind the scenes of The Force Awakens reminds of the many meta questions that go into a nostalgic modern blockbuster.
Miles Ahead captures the spirit and genius of the trumpeter Miles Davis in part by setting aside his legendary glamor.
Even before women won the right to vote, a slew of films from the early-20th century featured heroines who chased danger and adventure.
The increasing darkness of Superman, Batman, and their brethren are indicators of the American public’s anxiety.
“Everything is copy,” the writer used to say—unless it wasn’t.
The amount of recycled material in entertainment is frequently lamented, but it isn’t a new phenomenon.
Netflix’s Pee-wee’s Big Holiday features a 63-year-old man playing a boy who is struggling to become a man. It’s all a little too Cree-pee.
Jeff Nichols channels M. Night Shyamalan in this tense, focused mystery about a boy with extraordinary powers.
A portrait of the Los Angeles Times’s food writer, Jonathan Gold, explores how humans connect through food.
Fifteen years after its release, the backwards-running neo-noir remains one of his most fascinating movies.
The upcoming biopic about the singer proves that the world still isn’t ready to tell her story.
Abduction? Or apocalypse? Or maybe … both?
The Tina Fey war comedy takes on big ideas, but can’t seem to decide what it’s endorsing—or what it’s mocking.
Though somewhat conventional in form and message, the movie has wit, panache, and visual ingenuity to spare.
Terrence Malick’s latest effort is a messy critique of life in Los Angeles that isn’t as insightful as it aims to be.
ABC would be wrong to use a dip in the ceremony’s viewership as an excuse to assume creative control.
He used the Oscars stage to call for diversity—and to taunt boycotters who share the same goals.
Chris Rock’s acidic take on race, an upset in the Best Picture category, and more