'Damsel' Review: Warped Western Is Winner for Robert Pattinson

It's hard to figure out where this whatzit Western is going exactly. David and Nathan Zellner, the brothers who wrote and directed Damsel, aren't trying to scare the horses or rattle your nerves – but they clearly like springing surprises. Their deadpan tone makes the stately pace of, say, Dead Man director Jim Jarmusch look positively manic in comparison. This

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'The Catcher Was a Spy' Review: Secret-Agent Sports Hero Biopic Strikes Out

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, they say – and the path of good intentions, we'd wager, is liberally bricked with dull, earnest important-man biopics. An adaptation of Nicholas Dawidoff's 1994 book of the same name, The Catcher Was a Spy rewinds back to the mid-1930s, when baseball player Moses “Moe” Berg (Paul Rudd) was on the Boston Red Sox roster and keeping Fenway

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Watch Steve Carell Combat PTSD With Art in 'Welcome to Marwen' Trailer

Steve Carell plays a traumatized photographer in the new movie Welcome to Marwen, the true story of artist Mark Hogancamp's battle with PTSD by creating miniature World War II town. 

Director Robert Zemeckis puts a cinematic spin on the story, which was depicted in the 2010 documentary Marwencol. The tech-savvy filmmaker combines flesh-and-blood footage with

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'Creed II' Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Seeks 'Rocky IV' Revenge

A tale of revenge over 30 years in the making is the centerpiece of Creed II. The sequel to the 2015 Rocky spinoff stars Michael B. Jordan as boxer Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as former heavyweight champ and Creed's trainer, Rocky Balboa.

The trailer, soundtracked by

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10 Best Movies of 2018 So Far

What if they cut off the year in movies at half time and we had to pick the best of 2018 only from those films that opened before July 1st? True, there was a lot of crap out there, from Action Point and

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Dr. Dre Plots Marvin Gaye Biopic

Dr. Dre is developing a movie about Marvin Gaye, making a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to secure the rights to the late Motown icon's music.

A representative for Sony/ATV confirmed the deal to Rolling Stone, though the

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'Izzy Gets the F–k Across Town' Review: Mackenzie Davis Props Up Punkish Indie

Is there some sort of stealth Remember-the-Nineties indie-film revival going on? A few weeks ago, we got Hotel Artemis, a microwaved slab of postmodern pulp fiction that channeled the moment when Tarantino-lite was a mini-genre. (It's the sort of movie that makes you want to take back every bad thing you ever said about Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead.) And now there's

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How 'Set It Up' and Netflix Resurrected the Modern Rom-Com

Audiences who love Hollywood romantic comedies have been in an abusive relationship for a decade. 

For a long while, it was magical. Katherine Hepburn tackled Cary Grant (like, actually tackled him) and tamed a cantankerous Spencer Tracy. Doris Day dazzled Rock Hudson. Fonda had her Redford, Streisand had her Ryan O’Neal. The 1990s and early 2000s let us swoon over women

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