'King Richard' Film Review: Will Smith's Turn as Venus and Serena Williams' Dad Anchors Unconventional Sports Biopic

Telluride 2021: Until the sisters tell their own stories, this tale of the ambitious father who nurtured and coached them makes a powerful warm-up Warner Bros. Biopics made with the blessing of its subjects should always be taken with a grain of salt, as they tend to paint a rosier

Netflix's 'Maid' Trailer Shows Margaret Qualley Longing for Luxury

This fall, creator Molly Smith Metzler brings a dramatic 10 episode series to Netlfix which details a woman’s journey of longing and struggle as she quietly works among the wealthy. Margaret Qualley stars in Maid, a seemingly emotional story about fighting through poverty and daydreaming about a better life.  Deadline announced a

'The French Dispatch' Teaser: Benicio Del Toro is a Great Artist, and Also a Murderer

The French Dispatch is getting closer to its October release date and Wes Anderson fans are getting more and more restless. Thankfully, Searchlight Pictures is throwing us a few bones with tiny teasers of the stories that make up Wes Anderson‘s latest film. The most recent clip gives us a

Maggie Q Plays the Rare Vietnamese Action Hero in 'The Protégé,' and It's About Time

Vietnam. In Hollywood films, it’s a country of war-torn battlefields and sweaty, booby-trapped jungles and faceless locals who are either victims or violent aggressors. But things are changing, both in and outside of Hollywood. The Vietnamese film industry is taking off with global hits like the Veronica Ngo revenge thriller Furie,

'Chapelwaite' Showrunners Share What It's Like to Play in the Stephen King Sandbox [Interview]

Chapelwaite, the EPIX series based on Stephen King‘s short story, “Jerusalem’s Lot,” is making its way to the small screen this weekend. The series is set in the 1850s and stars Adrien Brody as Charles Boone, a sailing captain who relocates his family to his ancestral home in Maine after his wife dies

Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek': Screenwriter Mark L. Smith Talks Gangsters in the Abandoned Project

What’s it like to work with Quentin Tarantino? Mark L. Smith has a list of credits that include Vacancy, The Revenant, Overlord, and, most recently, The Midnight Sky. In the Mirror Universe, that famous alternate reality in the Star Trek franchise, Smith’s writing resume could have also included a Tarantino-directed Trek film. He’s

'Respect' Film Review: Jennifer Hudson Brings Soul to Aretha Franklin Biopic

It’s more effective as a jukebox musical than a character piece, but the central performance and those amazing songs pull it all together Quantrell D. Colbert/MGM It has not been an easy year for theater lovers, who have mostly made do with well-filmed performances of shows like “Hamilton” and “David

'Swan Song' Film Review: Udo Kier Dazzles as a Hairdresser Called Back for One Last Coif

Todd Stephens’ comedy remembers LGBT history’s bad old days while acknowledging a more enlightened present Chris Stephens/Magnolia Pat Pitsenbarger, the flamboyant retired hairdresser played by Udo Kier in Todd Stephens’ “Swan Song,” is based on an actual man who lived in the writer-director’s hometown of Sandusky, Ohio, where this movie

HBO Max Offering Select Episodes for Free for Potential Subscribers

Starting today, HBO Max is offering a new special feature to potential subscribers. The streaming service is attempting to increase viewership by revealing its slate and offering select episodes to stream for free. If you’re on the fence about a subscription or are bumming off of a friend’s account, then