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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: TIFF Leads the Way For Film Receptions
The weekend’s box office take was very encouraging for the state of cinematic storytelling, especially stories aimed at grown-ups—a demographic it's sometimes easy to imagine the major studios forget even exist.
Weekend Movie Takeaway: Summer Recap
The final weekend of summer didn't offer a lot of surprises at the box office, but it does give us a chance to look back at the macro takeaways from what has long stood as the most intensely scrutinised movie-going period of the year.
'Brittany Runs a Marathon' And the New Type of Transformation Tale
Rising comedic talent Jillian Bell first garnered attention for repeatedly stealing scenes in the bro-tastic sitcom Workaholics (2011-2017), which led to starring roles in major comedies like 22 Jump Street (2014), Office Christmas Party (2016) and R...
'Angel Has Fallen' Proves Franchise Installments Can Feel Fresh
In a year where the prevailing box office takeaways have indicated a worrying degree of consolidation in which stories are being told—and who gets to tell them—the past weekend’s box office offered some glimmers of hope. Or at the very least, nostalg...
'Good Boys' Opening Weekend Subverts Expectations
It doesn't seem natural to view a medium-budget studio comedy as an underdog, but that's exactly the category Good Boys was in as it headed into the weekend. In fact, many thought it might get out-grossed by the action flick Fast & Furious Presents: ...
'Hobbs & Shaw' Still Dominates the Box Office, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Follows Close Behind
This weekend’s box office results offered up a variety of takeaways, some good for the health of big screen storytelling, some not so much.
'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' Open to a Hefty Box Office
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw opened to a hefty box office take that accurately reflected the bulking biceps of its two leading men—arguably the last two great action stars of a waning era where brawn alone was big screen worthy: Dwayne Johns...
Writer-Director Julius Onah on Adapting 'Luce' for the Big Screen
A provocative character drama centered around pertinent notions of race in modern America, Julius Onah's new film Luce generates a lot of questions, but stops well short of ever telling the audience what to think.
Quentin Tarantino has Biggest Opening Weekend with 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
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