Review: The Night House
The Night House.
Our instincts and familiarity with the horror genre tell us David Bruckner’s “The Night House” should play out just like any other of its kind—a typical shocker that’s a carbon copy of, say, “The Amityville Horror” or “What Lies Beneath.”
September Forecast
A kinder, gentler, quieter, September 2021 is what we get, a breather from the upstart and colorful August behind us (Ryan Reynolds just had to insist and deliver another $100m earner), and from the forthcoming blockbuster monstrosity that awaits in October (no, really, 'a lot' of huge movies are scheduled for next month, and they're not going anywhere).

The #1 Movie in America
With Honors
“With Honors,” a bad-idea dramedy starring Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser, claimed the crown in its second week of release with a tiny $3.7 million haul.
August Box Office Forecast
The horizon may be brewing, but we're still here.
Movie Review: Stillwater
There’s a constant, underlying question running throughout “Stillwater,” which, “Can this be real?”
Movie Review: Black Widow
Black Widow
Of all the major Avengers characters within the ever-expanding Marvel Comics Universe, Black Widow has always been one of the most elusive.
Review: F9
After eight “Fast & Furious” movies, “F9” is the first entry in this franchise that underwhelmed me.
July 2021 Forecast
A busy, back-to-business July gets right into action.

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Part Two
Top Chef: Portland
Top Chef
Three chefs. One more challenge. With the title on the line.
The #1 Movie in America
The shocking thing about “Footloose” is not its box-office results. It did well. The stunning thing is that “Footloose” is a true story.
Top Chef: Portland
Top Chef
And then there were three.
Review: In the Heights
In the Heights
There are several reasons why Lin-Manuel Miranda is so appealing as an artist and entertainer.
Top Chef Recap
Top Chef
This week’s episode kicks off in the aftermath of the emotional elimination of Maria.
The Big Picture
Recent & upcoming films, awards and, if we're lucky, home phone numbers

September 26, 2021
Career notes, awards, recent and upcoming movies.

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Robert Duvall
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To what song does Groot dance during the opening credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

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Top 5 Directors of All Time
  1. Steven Soderbergh
  2. The Coen Brothers
  3. Cameron Crowe
  4. David Fincher
  5. Kevin Smith (shut up, it's my list)
This Date in Film History

Composer George Gershwin, whose music is heard in many a Hollywood film, is born Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show begins its theatrical run. The outrageous movie goes on to become a cult classic, enjoying fanatical popularity after its initial release.

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