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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Oct 10, 2019. 22 comments

Will Smith fights himself in Ang Lee’s dopey but thrilling Gemini Man

Will Smith fights himself in Ang Lee’s dopey but thrilling Gemini Man

Ang Lee’s sci-fi action movie Gemini Man, which stars Will Smith as a government assassin who discovers that he was cloned by his former superiors, brims with the kind of possibilities of which transcendent pulp stories are made: an exclusive world of cold-blooded pros; a cavalier attitude toward both science and bodily harm; an air of weariness and regret; a hero who is fast and deadly with a...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Oct 02, 2019. 6 comments

Memory is a superficial look at the origins of Alien

Memory is a superficial look at the origins of Alien
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewMemory: The Origins Of AlienC+Movie ReviewMemory: The Origins Of AlienC+C+Memory: The Origins Of AlienDirector

Alexandre O. Philippe

Runtime

95 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Language

English

Cast

Documentary

Availability

Select theaters and VOD October 4

In the 40 years since the crew of the Nostromo first awakened from hypersleep to investigate that fateful transmission on LV-426,...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Sep 25, 2019. 7 comments

There’s no shortage of shocks in Swiss Army Man follow-up The Death Of Dick Long

There’s no shortage of shocks in Swiss Army Man follow-up The Death Of Dick Long
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewThe Death Of Dick LongB-Movie ReviewThe Death Of Dick LongB-B-The Death Of Dick LongDirector

Daniel Scheinert

Runtime

100 minutes

Rating

R

Language

English

Cast

Michael Abbott Jr., Andre Hyland, Virginia Newcomb, Jess Weixler, Sarah Baker, Janelle Cochrane

Availability

Select theaters September 27

Dick Long is dead, and his friends Zeke (Michael Abbott Jr.) and Earl (Andre Hyland)...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Sep 21, 2019. 24 comments

Let’s hope Last Blood is the last we see of John Rambo

Let’s hope Last Blood is the last we see of John Rambo
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewRambo: Last BloodC-Movie ReviewRambo: Last BloodC-C-Rambo: Last BloodDirector

Adrian Grunberg

Runtime

89 minutes

Rating

R

Language

English, Spanish

Cast

Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Yvette Monreal, Adriana Barraza, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Óscar Jaenada

Availability

Theaters everywhere September 20

Sylvester Stallone’s restless all-American killing machine John J. Rambo is back,...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Sep 17, 2019. 23 comments

Brad Pitt journeys into inner and outer space in James Gray’s sci-fi stunner Ad Astra

Brad Pitt journeys into inner and outer space in James Gray’s sci-fi stunner Ad Astra

When we go to space, how much of our baggage will we bring with us? The question hangs over James Gray’s Ad Astra, a mesmerizing sci-fi drama that takes us to a future where humanity has started to colonize the solar system and the stars have begun to lose some of their luster. There are Applebee’s and souvenir stands on the moon, as well as vast no-man’s-lands ruled by rival mining companies...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Sep 04, 2019. 23 comments

Super Size Me 2 isn’t much better for you than the chicken sandwiches it condemns

Super Size Me 2 isn’t much better for you than the chicken sandwiches it condemns

Have you heard the good word about Popeyes’ chicken sandwich, the king of fried fowl on bread? Over this past few weeks, Popeyes-sandwich-mania seemed ubiquitous, becoming the great escapist concern of our otherwise depressing media cycle. It was tested, think-pieced, tweeted about, and praised by foodies and ordinary folks alike. It was hyped like fast-food menu items had rarely been before....

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Aug 28, 2019. 11 comments

A time-traveling phone call is the most convincing part of Don’t Let Go

A time-traveling phone call is the most convincing part of Don’t Let Go
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewDon't Let GoCMovie ReviewDon't Let GoCCDon't Let GoDirector

Jacob Aaron Estes

Runtime

103 minutes

Rating

PG-13

Language

English

Cast

David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Alfred Molina, Brian Tyree Henry

Availability

Theaters everywhere August 30

When Los Angeles homicide detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) starts getting phone calls from his beloved niece, Ashley...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Aug 22, 2019. 10 comments

Only in a franchise this bad could Angel Has Fallen look like an improvement

Only in a franchise this bad could Angel Has Fallen look like an improvement
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewAngel Has FallenCMovie ReviewAngel Has FallenCCAngel Has FallenDirector

Ric Roman Waugh

Runtime

114 minutes

Rating

R

Language

English

Cast

Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Danny Huston, Nick Nolte, Piper Perabo, Tim Blake Nelson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick

Availability

Theaters everywhere August 23

Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), the protagonist of the Has Fallen movies, isn’t...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Aug 01, 2019. 23 comments

Hobbs & Shaw is the silliest Fast & Furious movie yet, but far from the best

Hobbs & Shaw is the silliest Fast & Furious movie yet, but far from the best
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawCMovie ReviewFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawCCFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawDirector

David Leitch

Runtime

136 minutes

Rating

PG-13

Language

English

Cast

Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, Helen Mirren, Eddie Marsan

Availability

Theaters everywhere August 2

The Fast & Furious series has, since...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 25, 2019. 19 comments

Strong performances can’t save the manipulative white-supremacist redemption drama Skin

Strong performances can’t save the manipulative white-supremacist redemption drama Skin
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewSkinCMovie ReviewSkinCCSkinDirector

Guy Nattiv

Runtime

119 minutes

Rating

R

Language

English

Cast

Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Bill Camp, Vera Farmiga, Mike Colter

Availability

Select theaters July 26

“What if I take all of this stuff off and I’m still a piece of shit?” wonders Bryon “Babs” Widner (Jamie Bell) toward the end of Skin, Guy Nattiv’s “inspired by true events” drama...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 18, 2019. 4 comments

Radu Jude tackles a history of antisemitism with an ambitious, ironic satire

Radu Jude tackles a history of antisemitism with an ambitious, ironic satire
Movie ReviewMovie Review"I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians"B-Movie Review"I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians"B-B-"I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians"Director

Radu Jude

Runtime

140 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Language

Romanian

Cast

Ioana Iacob, Alexandru Dabija, Alex Bogdan, Ilinca Manolache, Serban Pavlu, Ion Rizea, Claudia Ieremia

Availability

Select...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 13, 2019.

Revisiting Always, Steven Spielberg’s worst movie

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/revisiting-always-steven-spielberg-s-worst-movie-1798288339" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Revisiting <i>Always</i>,<i> </i>Steven Spielberg’s worst movie</a>

What Are You Watching? is a weekly space for The A.V Club’s staff and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on movies new and old.

Always—that’s the really sappy one where Richard Dreyfuss plays a dead fire pilot who gets sent back to Earth to watch over Holly Hunter and teach Brad Johnson everything he knows about flying a tanker plane—is not one of Steven Spielberg’s...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 12, 2019. 11 comments

Two Marvel alums race through the grating Netflix chase thriller Point Blank

Two Marvel alums race through the grating Netflix chase thriller Point Blank
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewPoint BlankCMovie ReviewPoint BlankCCPoint BlankDirector

Joe Lynch

Runtime

86 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Language

English

Cast

Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Marcia Gay Harden, Christian Cooke, Teyonah Parris

Availability

Netflix July 12

The bullets are already flying by the time the gun-toting burglar Abe (Frank Grillo) tumbles into the opening shot of Point Blank, leaping from a...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 11, 2019.

In telling the USS Indianapolis’ story, Men Of Courage is out of its depth

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/in-telling-the-uss-indianapolis-story-men-of-courage-1798189412" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">In telling the<i> </i>USS <i>Indianapolis</i>’ story,<i> </i><i>Men Of Courage </i>is out of its depth</a>
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewUSS Indianapolis: Men Of CourageDMovie ReviewUSS Indianapolis: Men Of CourageDDUSS Indianapolis: Men Of CourageDirector

Mario Van Peebles

Runtime

128 minutes

Rating

R

Cast

Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, James Remar, Yutaka Takeuchi

Availability

Select theaters November 11, VOD October 24

The actor and director Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, Baadasssss!)...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 10, 2019.

R.I.P. Ken Adam, production designer for James Bond and Stanley Kubrick

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-ken-adam-production-designer-for-james-bond-and-1798245088" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">R.I.P. Ken Adam, production designer for James Bond and Stanley Kubrick</a>

Ken Adam, the German-born production designer whose futuristic and geometrically bold sets captured the imaginations of generations of moviegoers, has died. Bringing expressionism into the Space Age, Adam designed the likes of the Pentagon War Room, Auric Goldfinger’s laser table, and the lairs of Dr. No and Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as well as the gadgets of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin, and...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 10, 2019.

Love is another visually striking trip up director Gaspar Noé’s ass

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/love-is-another-visually-striking-trip-up-director-gasp-1798185425" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Love </i>is another visually striking trip up director<i> </i>Gaspar Noé’s ass</a>
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewLoveC+Movie ReviewLoveC+C+LoveDirector

Gaspar Noé

Runtime

134 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Cast

Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin (in English and French w/subtitles)

Availability

Select theaters October 30

Working in that time-tested arthouse tradition of combining explicit sex with interminable scenes of people arguing and talking about themselves, Gaspar Noé’s overlong 3-D...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 09, 2019.

Giving a forgotten Ashton Kutcher vanity project its due

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/giving-a-forgotten-ashton-kutcher-vanity-project-its-du-1798248259" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Giving a forgotten Ashton Kutcher vanity project its due</a>
The OverlookIn The Overlook, A.V. Club film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky examines the misfits, under-appreciated gems, and underseen classics of film history.  

Time now for a trip into the depository of dimly remembered Hollywood vanity projects, where the self-produced flops go when they don’t bomb spectacularly enough to become notorious. This is where you’ll find Spread, the eerily...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 08, 2019.

R.I.P. Ermanno Olmi, Italian director of The Tree Of Wooden Clogs

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-ermanno-olmi-italian-director-of-the-tree-of-wo-1825831348" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">R.I.P. Ermanno Olmi, Italian director of <em>The Tree Of Wooden Clogs<em></em></em></a>

Ermanno Olmi, the post-neorealist Italian director best known for The Tree Of Wooden Clogs, Il Posto, and I Fidanzati, has died. Equally drawn to social and spiritual concerns, Olmi remained an outsider among European art filmmakers of the ‘60s generation because of his strong Catholic faith and his rural and working-class roots, which informed his choice of subjects. He was 86.

Olmi was born...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 04, 2019.

Michel Gondry takes it easy with the laid-back Microbe And Gasoline

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/michel-gondry-takes-it-easy-with-the-laid-back-microbe-1798188269" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Michel Gondry takes it easy with the laid-back <i>Microbe And Gasoline</i></a>
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewMicrobe And GasolineB-Movie ReviewMicrobe And GasolineB-B-Microbe And GasolineDirector

Michel Gondry

Runtime

103 minutes

Rating

R

Cast

Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier, Audrey Tautou (in French w/ subtitles)

Availability

Select theaters July 1

Cutesy title notwithstanding, Microbe And Gasoline stands as one of director Michel Gondry’s most restrained works, even if...

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Jul 03, 2019.

Dawson City: Frozen Time unearths history in 500 reels of rotting film

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/dawson-city-frozen-time-unearths-history-in-500-reels-1798191518" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Dawson City: Frozen Time </i>unearths history in 500 reels of rotting film</a>
Movie ReviewMovie ReviewDawson City: Frozen TimeB-Movie ReviewDawson City: Frozen TimeB-B-Dawson City: Frozen TimeDirector

Bill Morrison

Runtime

120 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Cast

Documentary

Availability

Select theaters June 9

Anyone who has tried writing about history can tell you that the hardest part is knowing where to stop. This is the problem with Bill Morrison’s intelligent but at times...

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