movie review

The Horror of Men Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Alex Garland’s latest body-mangling film lacks the depth and bravado it needs to succeed.
cannes 2022

What They Don’t Tell You About Booing in Cannes

A handy tip before you read the festival-reaction stories out of the Croisette in the coming weeks.
the pg-13 multiverse

Sam Raimi Exploding Superheroes’ Heads in ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Is Good, Actually

The MCU has always been about death as an abstract form of entertainment, but Multiverse of Madness gets darkly, and thrillingly, literal.
  1. cannes 2022
    So, Uh, Jessica Chastain Plays Donald Trump’s Sister in Armageddon TimeAlongside her friends Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
  2. oscars 2023
    Oscars Declare COVID Over, Require Theatrical Release AgainFor the past two seasons, films could qualify by playing on the Academy’s in-house streaming platform.
  3. bearded bromance
    Jake Johnson Wants to Make a Movie With Oscar Isaac — I’ve Got a Few IdeasINT. DIMLY LIT BEDROOM - NIGHT
  4. viewing guide
    A Guide to the Pre-Ghibli Work of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao TakahataAnd where to stream them — if you can.
  5. movie review
    Downton Abbey: A New Era Is Really the Same Old Downton AbbeyFor better and worse, the Crawleys are at it again.
  6. rendezcruise
    Tom Cruise Is Being Boring at CannesThe once-infamous agent of chaos has overcorrected his press strategy as he promotes Top Gun: Maverick at the French festival.
  7. burners
    A Celebration of Life for Margot Robbie’s Alleged Letterboxd AccountFans found an account appearing to belong to the Barbie star … then it went dark.
  8. close read
    Tom Cruise’s Last StandThirty-six years after the original, Top Gun: Maverick eulogizes the actor’s entire career, and an America that may not exist anymore.
  9. role call
    Kathy Najimy Answers Every Question We Have About Sister ActOn how Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart inspired the character’s relentless pep and sneaking backstage in a bunny costume to meet Bette Midler.
  10. movie review
    The Horror of Men Doesn’t Go Far EnoughAlex Garland’s latest body-mangling film lacks the depth and bravado it needs to succeed.
  11. trailer mix
    XXXTentacion Doc Look at Me Heading to Hulu After Five YearsThe new trailer features an interview with abuse accuser Geneva Ayala.
  12. cannes 2022
    Cannes Returns, With Zombies in TowThis year’s festival opens with Final Cut, a zombie flick from The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius. “I am prepared to be booed,” he says.
  13. cannes 2022
    What They Don’t Tell You About Booing in CannesA handy tip before you read the festival-reaction stories out of the Croisette in the coming weeks.
  14. the lost kingdom
    Amber Heard Says Her Aquaman 2 Role Was ‘Pared Down’She claims Johnny Depp damaged her reputation by calling her abuse allegations a “hoax.”
  15. vulture lists
    Every Stephen King Movie, RankedWith Firestarter in theaters, we take a deeper look at all of the horror master’s films.
  16. rip
    Fred Ward, The Right Stuff and Tremors Actor, Dead at 79“When it came to battling underground worms, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner,” wrote Kevin Bacon.
  17. movie review
    Jerrod Carmichael Has Already Outgrown On the Count of ThreeHis feature directorial debut is a dark comedy about suicide that works more than it doesn’t, but still feels like a blip in a career that’s moved on.
  18. the pg-13 multiverse
    Sam Raimi Exploding Superheroes’ Heads in ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Is Good, ActuallyThe MCU has always been about death as an abstract form of entertainment, but Multiverse of Madness gets darkly, and thrillingly, literal.
  19. movie review
    Pleasure Can’t Get Out of Its Own HeadNinja Thyberg’s feature debut offers a judgment-free journey through the adult-film industry but never really gets going as a character study.
  20. movie review
    The Lifeless New Firestarter Will Leave You ColdThey took a Stephen King novel and turned it into a hostage video starring Zac Efron.
  21. now streaming
    The 25 Best Hidden Gems on HBO MaxEl Planeta, Weathering with You, Stranger Than Paradise, and more.
  22. 2une
    Christopher Walken Will Return to His Home Planet to Film Dune: Part TwoMaking a cameo as himself, the Emperor of the Known Universe.
  23. vulture lists
    23 Unsettlingly Nice Tom Cruise StoriesDid you know he sends Dakota Fanning a birthday present every year?
  24. scream queens
    Hayden Panettiere Is Going to Scream and Scream AgainKirby Reed lives! (For now.)
  25. coming soon
    Paul Feig, Blake Lively, and Anna Kendrick Are Reuniting for Even Simpler FavorMore suits, more gin martinis!
  26. sex pests
    Is Kevin Spacey Making a Movie in Hungary Because He Thought We Wouldn’t Notice?It’s about Genghis Khan(’s grandson).
  27. this much i know to be true
    Lessons From Filming Nick Cave’s Journey Through Grief“The constant concern was just, is it grief porn? Is it exploitative? Where’s the line?”
  28. trailer mix
    The Father of the Bride Remake Trailer Has No Good Car IdeasSo, duh, it casts Ruben Rabasa.
  29. i’m blue da ba dee da ba di
    Avatar: The Way of Water Teaser Is Bringing Seapunk Back, BabyIt’s actually cerulean.
  30. show-stopping spectacular
    Lady Gaga and Doja Cat Ham It Up for Summer BlockbustersChoose your fighter: Gaga’s Top Gun power ballad or Doja’s Elvis flip.
  31. easter eggs
    20 of the Strangest Cameos and Easter Eggs in Multiverse of MadnessAn exhaustive list of cameos and references to guide you through the madness.
  32. explainer
    Doctor Strange’s Multiverse of Madness Mid-Credits Meet-Cute, ExplainedWho was that?
  33. vulture lists
    10 Great Yakuza Movies to Stream Right NowIn case Tokyo Vice left you wanting more.
  34. coming soon
    David Cronenberg’s Got Some New Flesh in Crimes of the Future“Surgery is the new sex.”
  35. *stares directly into camera*
    The Biggest Cameo in Doctor Strange 2 Is a Bit of a StretchWell, that unraveled quickly.
  36. into the cameo-verse
    Doctor Strange Cameo Watch: Who Will and Won’t Be in Multiverse of Madness?Our best attempt at deciphering the odds and plausibility of the wildest rumored cameos.
  37. obits
    TNT and TBS Will No Longer Broadcast the SAG AwardsRIP SAG on TNT.
  38. movie review
    There Is Hell, and Then There Is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessFaced with infinite plot possibilities, Marvel couldn’t come up with a less sexist Wanda story line?
  39. vulture recommends
    A Simple Plan Is Sam Raimi at His Most RestrainedAnd maybe his best.
  40. trailer mix
    Daniel Radcliffe Dresses Accordiongly for the ‘Weird Al’ Biopic TrailerAlso starring Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna.
  41. pirates 6
    Johnny Depp’s $22.5 Million Debate Over Pirates of the Caribbean 6Meanwhile, Depp rested his case.
  42. coming soon
    Tanya Reynolds Joins Grown-Up Cast of Harold and the Purple CrayonSony’s live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s book has cast a lot of adults so far.
  43. night at the museum
    Mannequins Haunt the 2022 Met Costume Institute ExhibitStaged by Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Regina King, and six other poor souls.
  44. infinite avatar
    All of the Avatar Sequel Announcements: A TimelineThe first Avatar sequel has a name, it has a release date, and it has a way with water.
  45. family matters
    Fast X Has a New Director/DaddyLouis Leterrier is in after Justin Lin exited a week into shooting.
  46. production halt
    Bill Murray ‘Trying to Make Peace’ on Being Mortal Film SetHe calls the experience “quite an education” for him.
  47. vulture asks
    Who Is the Greatest Character to Come Out of a Sequel?Here are 26 possible answers to that question.
  48. q&a
    Hatching Director Hanna Bergholm on the Horror of Birds and Motherhood“I’ve always been afraid of horror films. Maybe that’s why I’m so interested in telling stories about fear.”
  49. let’s do it again
    Hollywood Can’t Leave Romancing the Stone AloneThe deceptively effortless-seeming Kathleen Turner–Michael Douglas romantic adventure never spawned a franchise, but not for any lack of trying.
  50. movie review
    In Memory, Liam Neeson Gets to Act More Than UsualMartin Campbell’s hitman-with-dementia film offers visceral violence and surprising anguish.
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