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Joseph Kosinski is a promising director in search of a good script. Or, perhaps, the right script. His starkly beautiful visuals for “TRON: Legacy” and “Oblivion,” his first two films, prove the special effects-friendly filmmake…

As long as there have been procedurals, there have been burnt out, down on their luck cops, but Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) seems to have hit every branch on the cliché tree. An alcoholic prone to long leaves of absence when he’s boozing,…

“A girl that age is getting into trouble…” The Orchard has debuted the first trailer for indie comedy I Love You, Daddy, the latest film from Louis C.K. that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this fall to rave reviews. The timing of this film almost seems eerily coincidental and relevant to recent headlines about the film industry. I Love You, Daddy is about a successful TV writer who freaks out when daughter becomes the interest of an aging filmmaker with an appalling past. Conceived in the high style of 1940s Hollywood, with lustrous B&W 35mm photography and a soaring orchestral score, it “blends a classic look with Louis C.K.’s raucous modern comic sensibility to tell the story of a flawed man’s struggle to connect with his daughter and get back on his feet as an artist.” This stars Louis C.K., Chloe Moretz, John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Edie Falco, and Helen Hunt. Looks fantastic, hope I get a …

On the festival circuit, where Maryam Goormaghtigh‘s modest but deeply charming and affecting solo directorial debut “Before Summer Ends” will inevitably find its natural home, there’s been a little hesitation about whether to c…

Months from now, or maybe years, we’ll probably look at Zak Hilditch’s “1922” as the most essential Stephen King adaptation produced in 2017. Competition is stiff: Andy Muschietti’s “It” and Mike Flanagan’s “Gerald’s Game,” respectively released in the…

Yeah, the movie news cycle has been rough lately, but change is coming (and it’s about goddamn time!) In the meantime, Netflix has just released one of its best original films… On this episode of Adjust Of Your Tracking, Joe and I talk abou…

The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. An estimated 500 scripted seasons of TV will air in 2017, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tunin…

“We wanted turbulence,” remembers critic Luc Sante in Sara Driver’s vivid and beautifully meditative memory piece on the downtown New York art and music scene of the late 1970s and early ‘80s, “Boom for Real.” As the ever-growing sub-genre of movies an…

It’s been an incredibly exciting half-decade or so in terms of the emergence of new horror directors. It seems barely a month or two goes by without some immensely talented filmmaker emerging from the genre and making a name for themselves. Some, like …

When filmmaker Nanfu Wang happens upon the voluntarily-homeless Dylan Olsen in a Florida hostel, she finds him not only tolerable, but fascinating enough to spend an indeterminate amount of time following him across the country as the subject of a docu…