Movies And TV

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“Black Panther” depicts a compelling game of thrones in vibrant Africa Article

Most films to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe follow a flawed, frequently privileged white guy like Tony Stark as he learns to accept responsibility. And the Marvel movies aren’t alone – it’s as if superhero movies want to inspire those viewers that need the least amount of inspiration... | more...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ rolls out new and improved model of landmark sci-fi film Article

For the sequel, the filmmakers amplify the first movie’s ideas and push their implications

Director Ridley Scott always seemed to want a do-over with Blade Runner.

In the loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Scott crafted one of the most original, influential visions of the future ever put on screen. Combining film noir with sci-fi, Blade Runner extrapolated Los Angeles of 2019 as a teeming metropolis of perpetual rain, looming neon...

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‘It Comes at Night’s’ moody horrors make ‘The Mummy’ look worse Article

Low-budget thriller builds dread while Tom Cruise monster franchise unravels

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The Mummy doesn’t need any help to look bad. Universal’s misbegotten attempt to launch a series of interconnecting monster movies fails at every level.

But just as The Mummy arrives at theaters with a loud thud, so does the low-budget indie chiller It...

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Fresh air Article

Swiss Army Man is a surprisingly refreshing flatulent corpse comedy

The Lobster’ plays intriguing shell games with the human heart Article

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in a dense, dystopian allegory about love, loneliness, and lobsters

Key and Peele’ leap into action in ‘Keanu’ Article

The comedic duo’s theatrical debut is a kitten-starring action flick

Nina Simone’s beautiful struggle overshadowed by white gaze Article

High Priestess of Soul shrinks behind face paint in controversial biopic

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Fest Freebies Article

5 zero-cost ways to enjoy the festival

Atlanta Film Festival - What to catch at this year’s fest Article

44 suggested ways to spend your time at the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival Turns 40 (2) Article

The long-running fest doubles down on ATL

Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta Film Festival Turns 40 Article

ATLFF’s executive director and creative director talk history, highlights, and hometown pride

Quarter Life’ finds the funny in being single working millennial in Atlanta Article

Two local actors write and produce their own comedy Web series with Indiegogo crowdfunding

HOTTLANTA’ spotlights Atlanta’s dance culture Article

Upstart producer Mr. 2-17’s first feature film chronicles local dancers and crews

‘Anomalisa’ transcends artificiality of animation Article

Puppet-like characters crave connection in quirky, heartbreaking tale from Charlie Kaufman

‘Females are strong as hell’ Article

How a greater conversation about gender played out in movies and TV in 2015

‘Star Wars’ goes back to the future with familiar but engaging ‘The Force Awakens’ Article

Stellar ensemble keeps the exciting, derivative space opera surprisingly relatable

YouTube sensation-turned-TV hit ‘Love Handles’ tackles heavy issues Article

Showrunner Crystle Roberson talks about the mission behind her series

Creed rises above rocky origins, Trumbo makes light of blacklist Article

Michael B. Jordan revives Rocky franchise while Bryan Cranston gives glossy treatment to a legendary screenwriter

Spotlight’ pays compelling tribute to in-depth reporting Article

Newspaper docudrama sheds light on Boston sex abuse scandal

‘Spectre’ stays in the shadow of earlier spy films Article

Latest, longest Bond film delivers spectacle but feels stale

In ‘Truth,’ ‘60 Minutes’ takes a licking, doesn’t keep ticking Article

Cate Blanchett’s compelling performance can’t quite redeem heavy-handed docudrama

‘Crimson Peak’ swoons over its gory Gothic romance Article

Guillermo del Toro’s historic ghost story offers visual feast but limited scares

Idris Elba commands Netflix’s downbeat ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Article

True Detective’ director helms grave account of African child soldiers

Bridge of Spies’ has a license to lecture Article

Spielberg’s espionage drama more history lesson than spy thriller

It’s in the game Article

Turner’s e-sports league is set to debut in 2016

The Martian’ discovers peril - and humor - on the fourth planet Article

Ridley Scott and Matt Damon deliver a grippingly realistic adaptation of bestselling novel

‘The Walk’ pays high-wire tribute to World Trade Center Article

Docudrama about 1970s tightrope stunt comes to life at 110 stories

Captive’ star David Oyelowo’s daunting task Article

British actor sets out to tell the story of courthouse shooter Brian Nichols

RuPaul’s Drag Starz come to Center Stage Article

Popular contestants from Logo TV’s hit reality competition bring their tour to Atlanta

RonReaco Lee has no ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Article

Catching up with the homegrown star of LeBron James’s Starz-produced basketball show

Nick Nolte’s bear-like performance carries ‘Woods’ Article

Appalachian Trail-set buddy comedy otherwise wanders aimlessly

Mistress America’ and ‘Digging for Fire’ work on their relationships Article

Mumblecore filmmakers move on to mixed results in new dramedies

Film Q&A - “Smoke and Mirrors” showcases Atlanta’s black arts scene Article

Runaway hit web series returns for season two with a lot of familiar faces and places

The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ explores sex with insight, not judgment Article

Bel Powley’s vulnerable yet earthy performance captures teen concerns in this graphic novel adaptation

Listen to Me Marlon’ is an unusual approach to an extraordinary subject Article

Director Stevan Riley combines new technology with archival footage and audio to tell actor’s story

The End of the Tour’ looks for the meaning of life in a celebrity profile Article

Docudrama pays respects to David Foster Wallace and the written word

‘The Look of Silence’ delivers heart-wrenching rawness Article

Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act of Killing is both contemplative and bleak

Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational’ new film Article

Director’s latest release feels like a rehashing of characters and narratives from past projects

Jake Gyllenhaal gives knockout performance in manipulative ‘Southpaw’ Article

Boxing melodrama stings like a bee, floats like a rock

Tim Meadows’ return to the stage Article

Former ‘SNL’ star, and Ladies Man on upcoming projects, working with Chris Farley, and his own comedy

Film Q&A - David Thorpe sounds gay. And that’s OK. Article

Q&A with documentary filmmaker whose identity crisis led to deconstruction of gendered stereotypes

Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ shrinks to conquer Article

Breezy, bug-based heist film lightens up angsty superheroics

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell’ returns for second season Article

For those of you who dig hellfire, eternal damnation, and a little comedy

Jada Pinkett Smith on female empowerment and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Article

The actress, musician, and advocate on years of bringing strong women to life on the silver screen

Light-hearted ‘Magic Mike XXL’ sheds serious themes along with the clothes Article

Channing Tatum still charms as a ‘male entertainer’ in a less ambitious sequel to the 2012’s hit

Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ takes a final bow Article

Master Shake, Frylock, Meatwad, and Carl come back for one last season

‘Inside Out’ and ‘When Marnie Was There’ find humor and drama in girlish emotions Article

Two new animated films value female minds over the usual matters

Jurassic World’ builds better dinosaurs, worse humans Article

The dino mayhem fortunately has enough roaring and screaming to drown out the terrible dialogue

‘Dope’ moves: Shameik Moore blasts off from Atlanta Article

The actor and musician’s journey from Lithonia to Hollywood’s red carpet

‘Saint Laurent’ is fashionably late Article

Latest take on designer falls flat on storytelling

Hollywood Product: ‘San Andreas’ Article

‘The Rock’ versus California is a so-so rumble

There’s always ‘Tomorrowland’ Article

Disney’s latest exploration in futurism has one foot stuck in yesterday’s nostalgia

New York style maven Iris Apfel at center of new doc Article

Legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles penultimate film lacks mystery and intrigue

Avengers: Age of Ultron’ makes heroic effort to extend Marvel universe Article

Superhero sequel’s visual and narrative clutter can’t conceal cleverness and affection for characters

How Bomani Jones went from Clark Atlanta to ESPN Article

Sports writer and on-air personality’s wild ride to media stardom

Ex Machina’ explores the soul of a new machine Article

Ideas of modern technology inform Alex Garland’s smart sci-fi thriller

Furious 7’ is a fitting farewell Article

Real-life tragedy adds weight to film’s gravity-defying action

Death stalks the sexually active in ‘It Follows’ Article

Low-budget thriller masterfully evokes bygone horror films

ATLFF: Catching up with Lanre Olabisi Article

‘Somewhere in the Middle’ creator explains life is about perspective

Top 10 reasons to attend the Atlanta Film Festival Article

Creative Director Kristy Breneman, and Shorts Programmer Christina Humphrey talk best bets

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ might lull you to sleep Article

John Madden’s sequel suggest modern India likes nothing more than helping elderly English people

Director dissects Hollywood in ‘Maps to the Stars’ Article

Director David Cronenberg and screenwriter Bruce Wagner tell intersecting L.A. stories

Curt Holman’s Oscar predictions Article

Our resident film critic offers his picks, from ‘Birdman’ to ‘Boyhood’

Hollywood Product: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Article

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan paint a dull picture in this franchise debut

Hollywood Product: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Article

Director Matthew Vaughn has another marvelous collaboration with comic creators Gibbons and Millar

Jupiter’ descending Article

The Wachowski’s sci-fi ambitions take a fall

From pastrami to politics: Best Bets for the 2015 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Article

Associate Director Brad Pilcher breaks down the highlights for this year’s event

A Most Violent Year’ sells the steak, could use more sizzle Article

Film is a crash course in oil business, labor relations, and the criminal justice system

With This Ring’ brings popular novel to life 10 years later Article

Authors discuss the book’s lasting themes and long road to the silver screen

Arlen Escarpeta talks playing Bobby Brown Article

Whitney’ star opens up about bringing one of R&B’s most controversial love affairs to the screen

Hollywood Product: The Wedding Ringer Article

Kevin Hart is the best man for this satisfying buddy comedy

Hollywood Product: Blackhat Article

Michael Mann’s cyber thriller is a hack job

A confident historical drama, ‘Selma’ doesn’t waste a second Article

MLK biopic speaks to today’s political concerns on multiple levels

TV Interview - Selma’ star opens up about playing MLK Article

Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo on losing himself in the role and fearing for his life

‘Foxcatcher’ wrestles with the American Dream Article

Bennett Miller’s take on violence and weirdness in the U.S.

The Hobbit’ delivers big, empty spectacle Article

Five Armies’ is heavy on the effects, light on character development

Retired CNN director looks back on 34 years of history Article

Three decades of live television and the evolution of Ted Turner’s ‘silly’ idea

The Babadook’ and ‘Wild’ show women facing down extreme situations Article

Essie Davis and Reese Witherspoon battle monsters and mountains in new flicks

Hollywood Product: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Article

Director Francis Lawrence focuses on propaganda and little else in frachise’s third installment

Bjork’s ‘Biophilia Live’ is lost in innovation Article

Concert film is both dazzling and confusing

Visually dazzling ‘Interstellar’ struggles to escape Earthly gravity Article

Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic tale suffers from plot holes

Whiplash’s’ teacher-student tension creates heart-pounding suspense Article

J.K. Simmons gives an Oscar-worthy performance as a terrifying music teacher

Kenya Barris gets ‘Black-ish’ Article

Clark Atlanta grad opens up about provocative ABC comedy

Sarah Jones remembered Article

On-set death of camera assistant felt ‘across the world’

Birdman’ gives Michael Keaton overdue chance to soar Article

Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu serves up showbiz satire with elusive epiphany

Meet Alexandra Shipp Article

Star of ‘Drumline’ sequel marches to her own beat

Ruby Dee’s grandson documents life of love, art, and activism Article

Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee is among the documentaries worth seeing at fifth BLFF

Up close and personal: ‘I Am Ali’ shows champ’s private life Article

New documentary offers unprecedented access to boxer’s family recordings

‘Kill the Messenger’ will vindicate investigative journalist Gary Webb Article

A major movie arrives nearly two decades after Webb exposed a connection between the CIA and crack cocaine in America

Movie Review - Twisty ‘Gone Girl’ preys on audience sympathies Article

Screw-turning thriller shows director David Fincher to be a worthy heir to Hitchcock

Twisty ‘Gone Girl’ preys on audience sympathies Article

Screw-turning thriller shows director David Fincher to be a worthy heir to Hitchcock

‘Blackbird’ sets the tone for Out On Film Article

Patrik Ian-Polk’s look at race and faith in the LGBT community opens fest’s 27th season

TV Interview - Margaret Nagle, Arnold Oceng, and Kuoth Wiel discuss ‘The Good Lie’ Article

The film’s creator and actors share their personal connections to this inspiring story

TV Interview - Taraji P. Henson talks No Good Deed Article

The Academy Award-nominated actress ventures into new territory as producer for her new thriller

The One I Love’ is ‘Strange’ Article

Thoughtful indie films put relationships to the test

Down and out like Flynn Article

‘The Last of Robin Hood’ tells the story of film star’s final affair

Local actress Liz E. Morgan talks first major film role Article

The Remaining’ star opens up about the faith-based horror flick

A Trip to Italy’ delivers more good impressions over great meals Article

British comics Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take an amusing Roman holiday

‘Moonlight’ and ‘Mood’ both struggle to find magic in love stories Article

Inventive filmmakers Woody Allen and Michel Gondry get lost in France and jazz

TV Interview - Let’s Be Cops’ stars come clean Article

Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Johnson on filming in ATL, gun-toting babies, and improvisation