Filmmaker And Publicist John Wildman Chats About The Current State Of The Indie Film Festival World                "Judy & Punch" Puts A Spin On The Puppet Show But Lacks A True North                Elisabeth Moss Brings Shirley Jackson To Unsettling Life With "Shirley"                Kevin James Takes A Villainous Turn In The Mean-Spirited "Becky"                Cannes Film Festival Selections For 2020 Include "Ammonite," "The French Dispatch," And "Soul"                "Hammer" Can't Quite Leave An Impact                Updated Academy Award Predictions For Early June!                Faithful Readers: Be Sure To Listen To The Hollywood News® Podcast!                "The Vast Of Night" Is A Strong Calling Card But A Letdown As A Film                Ryan Gosling Is Universal's "Wolfman" Pick                "End Of Sentence" Awkwardly Pairs John Hawkes With Logan Lerman                Ted Geoghegan Talks Being A Jack Of All Trades, Forgotten Film History, And His New Radio Show "This Is Not A Story About..."                Apple Will Partner With Paramount For Martin Scorsese's Upcoming Film "Killers Of The Flower Moon"                Tom Cruise Is Going To Space With Doug Liman                Zack Snyder's Cut Of "Justice League" Is Coming Next Year...Is That A Good Or A Bad Thing?        

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“Judy & Punch” Puts A Spin On The Puppet Show But Lacks A True North

Have you ever wondered about the old Punch and Judy puppet shows? Probably not, but still, the new film Judy and Punch hopes that you at least have pondered the time period that produced those violent puppet shows. For better or worse (in equal measure, frankly), the movie takes on[...]

Elisabeth Moss Brings Shirley Jackson To Unsettling Life With “Shirley”

The author Shirley Jackson led a fascinating life. A full on biopic of Jackson would certainly be worth exploring. However, filmmaker Josephine Decker has something far different and far more unsettling up her sleeve with Shirley, a psychological thriller more so than anything else. That being said, if this is[...]

Kevin James Takes A Villainous Turn In The Mean-Spirited “Becky”

Comedians going dark can sometimes lead to a real cinematic discovery. They don’t even need to necessarily go dark, but to show another side of themselves is often a joy to witness. Look no further than Adam Sandler’s revelatory turn last year in Uncut Gems, continuing what he’s been able[...]

“Hammer” Can’t Quite Leave An Impact

Prodigal sons, tough fathers, and the extreme situations that bring them back together once more are nothing new onscreen. It’s a tried and true dramatic formula. Hammer is the latest to give it a shot, crafting a film that mixes drama elements with thriller moments (basically falling under the crime[...]

“The Vast Of Night” Is A Strong Calling Card But A Letdown As A Film

Necessity can be the mother of invention when telling a science fiction on a budget. Sometimes, the restraints bring about a creativity and uniqueness factor that might not otherwise be present. Amazon Studio’s latest release, The Vast of Night (which is now available to watch for anyone with an Amazon[...]

“End Of Sentence” Awkwardly Pairs John Hawkes With Logan Lerman

The pairing of John Hawkes and Logan Lerman as father and son was always going to be an interesting one. Unfortunately, it’s a shame that End of Sentence doesn’t do more with that duo. While both are somewhat playing against type, the film surrounding them is so slight and so[...]

“The High Note” Presents An Enjoyably Simple Tune To Hum Along With

A personal assistant gets a front row seat to both the most glamorous and mundane moments in their employer’s life. There are opportunities for some pretty funny, as well as rather dramatic, moments within that concept. The musical drama The High Note, hitting Premium Video on Demand this week, takes[...]

“Inheritance” Has Too Much Confidence In Its Twist But Still Offers B-Movie Excitement

Can a bad twist ruin a good movie? Can a good twist save a flawed film? Are both possible? These are the sorts of things that run through your head when watching a flick that’s overly reliant on a third act surprise. Inheritance, out today, certainly thinks it’s being more[...]

“The Trip To Greece” Is A Delicious Comic Vacation

When The Trip first came out, I don’t think anyone necessarily intended for it to become a franchise. However, now four movies later, it has become a very unique beast. About as far removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as possible, these flicks are a hybrid of documentary, cooking/travel show,[...]

Kumail Nanjiani And Issa Rae Are “The Lovebirds” In This Action Comedy Romp

A good comedy pairing is always a joy to watch, almost regardless of the material. When a comedy’s premise can be high quality as well, laughs are inevitable for those watching the film. Such is most certainly the case with The Lovebirds, a very funny new movie that is hitting[...]