In ‘Fire Island’ Trailer, Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang Make a Gay ‘Pride and Prejudice’

In 'Fire Island' Trailer, Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang Make a Gay 'Pride and Prejudice'

True Pride and Prejudice fans will remember Elizabeth Bennet’s one true dream, apart from settling down with the dreamy Mr. Darcy: to visit Fire Island. While she never got to visit the summer getaway spot—as far as we know, at least—Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster uphold her legacy in the trailer for their new … Read more

Let’s Unpack ‘The Northman’s’ Most WTF Scene, Nicole Kidman’s Incestuous Seduction of Alexander Skarsgard

Let's Unpack 'The Northman's' Most WTF Scene, Nicole Kidman's Incestuous Seduction of Alexander Skarsgard

The Northman, in which director Robert Eggers transforms Alexander Skarsård into legendary Viking Amleth, is the director’s biggest production yet. A grimy $90 million epic coated in sweat and soil, Eggers’ third feature unfolds with the steady rhythm of swords bashed against shields ahead of battle. Then comes a twist—and kiss—that turns everything on its … Read more

In Netflix’s ‘Senior Year’ Trailer, Rebel Wilson Makes High School Funny Again

In Netflix's 'Senior Year' Trailer, Rebel Wilson Makes High School Funny Again

Picture this. You’re approaching 40 and you find yourself returning to your high school after 20 years, where you will be enrolled as a student surrounded by TikTok-obsessed teens. This is–shockingly–not the premise of a horror film, but of Netflix’s upcoming Rebel Wilson-led comedy, Senior Year. The opening title card of the film’s first trailer, … Read more

Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Is as Batshit Insane as You Hoped

Michael Bay's 'Ambulance' Is as Batshit Insane as You Hoped

Michael Bay is the master of maximalism, a cinematic conductor who orchestrates every shot, explosion, and soundtrack cue into a symphony of sexualized carnage. Though once slandered as the epitome of shallow style over substance, the director now—in a Marvel-dominated era of production-line blockbuster homogeneity—stands out as a uniquely vulgar visionary, his films an orgiastic … Read more

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Is No Match for Jim Carrey’s Maniac Performance

'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Is No Match for Jim Carrey's Maniac Performance

Given its gratifying feistiness, Sonic the Hedgehog’s status as the all-time highest-grossing video game-based movie in America is a depressing indictment of the genre, whose reputation won’t be improved by that blockbuster’s sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. A comparable follow-up that whizzes about delivering action, wisecracks, pop-culture allusions and more than a few groan-worthy declarations … Read more

‘Return to Space’ Is Netflix’s Shining Monument to Elon Musk

'Return to Space' Is Netflix's Shining Monument to Elon Musk

Netflix’s latest Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space—about SpaceX’s efforts to launch the first all-civilian flight to orbit the Earth—was corporate propaganda of the corniest sort, but the streaming platform redeems itself with Return to Spaceyet another venture about Elon Musk’s aerospace outfit. Oscar-winning Free Solo directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s feature-length documentary (April … Read more

Netflix’s New Abercrombie & Fitch Documentary ‘White Hot’ Sees its Legacy Go Up in Flames

Netflix's New Abercrombie & Fitch Documentary 'White Hot' Sees its Legacy Go Up in Flames

“You know that you’re getting close when you’re hit with the smell of Abercrombie,” begins the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming documentary about the scandal-soaked clothing brand, Abercrombie & Fitch. “The nightclub beats and bare-chested guys.” Let’s travel back in time for a moment, shall we? The year is 2007 and I am literally dragging my … Read more

HBO Max’s ‘Moonshot’ Is So, So Bad, but Lana Condor Is Amazing in It

HBO Max's 'Moonshot' Is So, So Bad, but Lana Condor Is Amazing in It

In the growing list of moon-related releases 2022 has to offer (moonfall, Moon Knight, etc.), HBO Max has released the worst of the bunch. It is Moonshota dreary rom-com that goes heavy on the tropes and light on the chemistry, blending sci-fi with romance as two starstruck youngsters fall in love on the way to … Read more

A Childhood Bully Lives for an Oscar and Reckons With His Past in HBO’s ‘When We Were Bullies’

A Childhood Bully Lives for an Oscar and Reckons With His Past in HBO's 'When We Were Bullies'

Childhood is a time of figuring out who you are, what you like, and how you want to present yourself to the world—and occasionally, that process also results in behavior that, in hindsight, might be embarrassing or reprehensible. Investigating those experiences in order to understand what they say about us—both then and now—can be an … Read more

All 2022 Oscar Best Picture Nominees Are Streaming, Here’s Where to Watch

All 2022 Oscar Best Picture Nominees Are Streaming, Here's Where to Watch

Gearing up for those Oscar pools yet? If you want to make big money and impress your friends this year in one fell swoop, ditch Gold Derby and start making the calls yourself. In a rare case, every single Best Picture nominee is available to stream online. Like now. From your home. Before the awards … Read more