Tag, a Movie About Grown Men Playing Tag, Isn't Absurd Enough to Be Funny

The popular children’s game Tag—where kids run around getting “tagged” until one survivor remains—does nothing more than foster strategic skills and provide a healthy amount of cardio for its participants. One person in the game wins, while everyone else loses. The movie Tag, which stars a crew of occasionally…

Tully Is a Mind-Fuck That Bucks the Tradition of Nanny Films

In the role of an expectant mother named Marlo in Tully—Diablo Cody’s latest film—Charlize Theron fully inhabits the bodily horrors that pregnancy and the first few postpartum weeks contain. The prosthetic belly she wears in the first 10 minutes of the film—before her character gives birth to a third child, which…

Sunday's Illness Made Me Realize It's Okay To Want More from Telenovelas and Lady Bird

“That was fucked up... in an artistic way,” said a frank member of the audience at the end of the first Tribeca screening of La Enfermedad del Domingo, better known as Sunday’s Illness here in the US. You could hear every breath and movement at Cinépolis Chelsea Theatre as the closing credits ran. Director Ramón…

'Instantly, I Fell in Love': My Devastating, Month-Long Journey to Try to See Game Night

On Tuesday evening, I fulfilled my three-month-long dream of seeing Game Night, the well-received R-rated comedy from “the guys that brought you Horrible Bosses.” It was a glorious conclusion to a long, fraught struggle through which phantom showtimes, bad timing, and Shakespearean miscommunication caused me to miss…

How Many More Risks Like Red Sparrow Can Jennifer Lawrence's Career Afford?

It didn’t flop, per se, but the Jennifer Lawrence-starring Red Sparrow didn’t soar to success at the domestic box office this weekend, either. After opening at an estimated $18 million, it looks like it’ll top out around a middling $45 million in the U.S., according to Box Office Mojo. In non-U.S. markets, it took in…