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Filmax Scoops Spain’s Top Box Office Christmas Flick, ‘Our (Perfect) Xmas Retreat’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Barcelona-based production-distribution outfit Filmax has picked up international rights to Spanish holiday comedy “Our (Perfect) Xmas Retreat” (“El refugio”) following the film’s successful domestic theatrical release. Premiering in…

How The Beatles almost broke up while making ‘Let It Be,’ their final album

As a new documentary shows, the Fab Four couldn’t just “Let It Be” when it came to their interpersonal drama.

‘Isaac’ Review: A Striking, Surreal Film About WWII Horrors

Cinema is a vehicle for investigating historical scars in “Isaac,” a starkly beautiful drama about a filmmaker who returns to his native Lithuania in 1964 to make a…

Amber Ruffin Gets Emotional Over Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict on ‘The Amber Ruffin Show’

Amber Ruffin delivered an emotional statement about the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict at the start of Friday’s episode of “The Amber Ruffin Show.” The host of the Peacock talk-variety…

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’: The 12 Most Devastating ‘From the Vault’ Lyrics

This tear-jerking duet with Phoebe Bridgers is chock-full of devastating lyrics about the passage of time, but perhaps the line that hits hardest is in the chorus, when…

‘CODA’ and Marlee Matlin Among Ruderman Family Foundation’s Seal of Authentic Representation Recipients (EXCLUSIVE)

The Ruderman Family Foundation selected five more recipients of its Seal of Authentic Representation: Fox’s “9-1-1,” Apple TV Plus’s “CODA,” Freeform’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” and Netflix’s “Never…

Hot Japanese Titles Adorn the 2021 TIFFCOM Online Film Market

Japanese film sellers are once again out in force at TIFFCOM, which is completely online for the second year in a row. Buyers will find much familiar from…

How First-Time Feature Filmmaker Jeymes Samuel Is Reinventing the Western With ‘The Harder They Fall’

After spending more than a decade teasing out a story of real-life Black cowboys, Jeymes Samuel was finally on location in Santa Fe, N.M., gearing up to shoot…

‘The First Wave’ Review: A Courageous Cinematic Time Capsule That Captures How New York City Dealt With the Early Horrors of the COVID-19 Crisis

With his breathless, soul-piercing “The First Wave,” director Matthew Heineman makes a tough cinematic proposition. He asks his audience to travel back to March 2020 and relive the…

Bad Brains Reissues Revitalize the Catalog of Hardcore’s Greatest Band: Album Review

It’s hard to think of a musical genre more difficult to carry off past one’s youth than hardcore punk, which was built to have a short shelf life…

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway’s Reopening, ‘Cinderella’ and Why the ‘Cats’ Movie Caused Him to Buy a Dog

Ever since the chandelier first crashed in thunderous fashion, “The Phantom of the Opera” has been a fixture of Broadway, becoming as iconic a symbol of theatergoing as…

5 Best Bong Joon-Ho Films, Ranked

He broke barriers when his film, &#65279Parasite&#65279, was the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, but Bong Joon-ho’s excellent film repertoire &#65279dates…