Room is a Horror Film About Growing Up

I saw Room in the Paris Theater in Midtown Manhattan; it played to a packed audience of boistrous industry types. Everyone was distracted and distractable until the lights went down, after which we spent two hours together in rapt silence. Nobody chatted, but almost everyone cried; a woman directly behind me spent… »10/19/15 11:00am10/19/15 11:00am


Is Brie Larson the New, Lower-Key Jennifer Lawrence? 

Lest I be accused of pitting women against one another, just know, I really don’t care about your opinion. Also, these two actresses are both blonde-ish, tall, white, and immensely talented, so the comparison really isn’t much of a stretch. Why point out this parallel now? Lawrence, of course, is best known for her… »10/11/15 10:20pm10/11/15 10:20pm

Amy Schumer's Trainwreck Can't Help Falling In Love With Itself

A comedic godsend, at least in the eyes of those who worship her, Amy Schumer is a current cultural beacon, and in many ways, a void-filler. So it’s fitting that her first major film is a rom-com. The hardest-to-reinvent Romantic Comedy—two words that instantly yield lowered expectations—seems at once in need of… »7/17/15 11:35am7/17/15 11:35am

Please Don't Cast Some Noodle-Armed Broad as the New Sarah Connor

Did you hear? They're rebooting the Terminator franchise because Hollywood refuses to finance new and exciting ideas. Either that or they're rebooting the Terminator franchise because of, I don't know — America or something. Anyway, I can't wait to half-watch it five years from now because I fell asleep watching TNT… »11/11/13 4:45pm11/11/13 4:45pm