Keira Knightley's performance in 'Colette' is Oscar-worthy. A biopic about one of France's most beloved writers, 'Colette' is a fantastically beautiful film that is a must-see this fall.
Captivating and enthralling, Bel Canto'is a must-see film. Based off an Ann Pachett novel, the story of an opera singer and a Japanese businessman expands into a thrilling tale of survival and love.
Comedy director Paul Feig tries his hand at a darker mystery thriller film. In A Simple Favor Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively duke it out in a strange clash of motherhood, murder, and martinis. The cast absolutely shines but we can't say the film, as a whole, stands up. Listen to our review to find out if this film is worth seeing.
The Predator franchise is alive again. And this time Shane Black helms the project. It's surprisingly funny, but can it hold up to the original? We're not so sure. Take a listen to our review and hear for yourself if it's worth it.
Jennifer Garner returns to her kick-butt roots in Peppermint."As a widowed mother she takes on corrupt gangs and officials in a nonstop action thriller. But despite the thrills, there are some very major flaws. Listen to our review to hear what worked and what didn't in Peppermint.
Like much of the entertainment industry, the film critic field is comprised of mainly white men. This can be a problem as critiques often define what is "worth watching," and Hollywood listens along with many moviegoers.
In Critic's Choice? Gender and Race/Ethnicity of Film Reviews Across 100 Top Films of 2017 the USC Anneberg School for Communication and Journalism found that over 70 percent of film critics are men. Break that down by race and you get 63.9 percent white men.
Why does this matter?
We explore this question in our our episode Who Critiques Films Anyway?