Friday, April 20, 2018

Amy Schumer Deftly Challenges Beauty Standards In 'I Feel Pretty'

A woman with low self-esteem hits her head and suddenly sees herself as madly attractive. Critic David Edelstein says I Feel Pretty suggests the notion of what's "pretty" should be "elasticized."



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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview

Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong) in Avengers: Infinity War.

Every year at this time, we make wild predictions about what will make money and what will not. But more importantly, we share the films we're looking forward to the most — big and small.

(Image credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios)



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

William Friedkin Meets 'The Devil And Father Amorth'

Father Gabriele Amorth is the subject of William Friedkin

The director of The Exorcist compiles footage of an exorcism he filmed for a magazine article. The bizarre result "seems to have been made by someone who's never seen a movie before."

(Image credit: William Friedkin)



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'Godard Mon Amour': A Stylish Homage To The French New Wave Treads Water

Godard Mon Amour colorfully chronicles the relationship between Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel) and Anne Wiazaemsky (Stacy Martin).

Michel Hazanavicius' film about the romance (and breakup) of director Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky adopts many of that director's signature flourishes, to lesser effect.

(Image credit: Cohen Media Group)



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Friday, April 13, 2018

A Tormented Veteran Rescues Kids From Abuse In 'You Were Never Really Here'

Joaquin Phoenix plays a shattered soul who makes his way as a thug-for-hire in director Lynne Ramsay's brutal and unsparing new crime film. Justin Chang calls the movie "superior art-house pulp."



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