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May 17, 2018

The year of Timothée Chalamet continues with the upcoming biopic “Beautiful Boy.” Chalamet will have yet another prime opportunity to exercise his dramatic chops in this story in which he plays a struggling meth addict. In keeping with the …

Public radio producer-turned-filmmaker Assia Boudaoui faces a problem in how she approaches her autobiographical documentary, The Feeling of Being Watched: she thinks she’s too nice. Confronting the surveillance of Muslims prior to 9/11 in her Chicago suburb hometown of Bridgeview, IL,  she finds herself up against the stereotype of an Americanized …

A powerful DIY film cobbled together from testimonials, iPhone videos, and home movies, Rudy Valdez’s personal documentary, The Sentence explores the personal toll of mandatory minimum drug sentences on a family. Cindy, the one who pays the highest price, was not a mastermind behind a drug empire, she was simply …

Recalling the polemics of Ousman Sembène, Rungano Nyoni’s Zambian film, I Am Nota Witch is an impressively crafted comedy of manners turned tragedy. The film centers around the accusation that an 8-year old girl, Shula (Maggie Mulubwa) is engaging in witchcraft solely because people in the town say so, and because …

A sprawling yet compact history of the iconic night club, Studio 54 focuses on the club’s founders, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two men who turned a small business throwing balls for rich kids on Long Island into the venue to be during the disco era. Lasting only four years, the converted theater …

Operating in the subgenre of talking-head art doc, where a filmmaker close to their subject sit and talk with friends about the good ol’ days, Sara Driver’s Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat may not be the most engaging way to tell this story. Basquiat, himself …

On the May 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista. To talk about the latest news, including the Dark Universe, a movie ticket subscription service for couples, a new Clue movie, Lando and Obi-wan movies, …

Did you hear Supergirl and Arrow will air on a new night this fall? Do you think Thanos is hot? Would Paul Feig ever direct a superhero movie? Did Injustice inspire the story Zack Snyder had in mind for Batman v Superman? Want to see the first Deadpool suit Ryan …

The hottest movie at Cannes has a very appropriate title: Burning. South Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong made a huge splash at the French film festival this week with what critics are hailing as the best film to screen at Cannes. Burning stars Korean star Yoo Ah In as well as The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun in …