Sosie Bacon Anchors A Terrifying Film

Caitlin Stasey in Parker Finn’s Smile. Photo: Paramount Make sure the liquor cabinet at home is well stocked, because you might just want a stiff drink after seeing Smile. The feature debut of writer-director Parker Finn, expanded from his SXSW award-nominated short Laura Hasn’t Sleep, is designed to work your last nerves … in a … Read more

Spirited Away US release’s 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki’s opus

Chihiro and No Face in Spirited Away Photo: 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM (Getty Images) There’s a moment early on in Spirited Away that sticks with me after countless viewings and many years. Plucky ponytailed 10-year-old protagonist Chihiro breaks down by a river after losing her parents her —and the human world she recognizes—in a … Read more

“The Most Atlanta” and “The Homeliest Little Horse”

LaKeith Stanfield in season 4, episode 1 Photo: Guy D’Alema/FX After they head-trip of a European tour, Atlanta has finally come back to Atlanta. Season three came out this spring, dropping its characters into several outlandish situations on another continent—that is, when it wasn’t taking audiences away from the main foursome entirely. Season four, then, … Read more

Kevin Smith cashes in on nostalgia

(from left) Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O’Halloran) in Kevin Smith’s Clerks III.Photo: Lionsgate There’s a watchable 90-minute movie hidden in the almost two-hour runtime of Clerks III. It’s too bad writer-director Kevin Smith doesn’t possess the clarity of vision he once had to refine ideas well enough to let his narrative do the … Read more

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law recap: Season 1, Episode 3

Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer “Jen” Walters, Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos, and Josh Segarra as PugPhoto: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios In its first two episodes, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law has established itself as an effervescent blend of sitcom, superhero origin story, and lawyer show. It’s the latter that takes the front seat in the series’ third … Read more

Shia LaBeouf now says abuse part of Honey Boy was made up

Shia LaBeoufPhoto: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Shia LaBeouf claimed to experience ego death after being accused of abuse by FKA twigs, but one can only assume the ego is making a healthy recovery on his quaint redemption tour. So far, he’s followed the usual script from the Alleged Abuser’s Guide To Being Accepted Back Into … Read more