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How High-Frame-Rate Technology Killed Ang Lee’s Gemini Man

It would be silly to blame the film’s failure on the tech, but I’m going to go ahead and blame the tech.
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But What Does the Title Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Mean?

Some guesses about Episode IX’s mysterious name.
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The Lighthouse Is About the Horror of Roommates

Mermaids, hallucinations, bodily fluids — in Robert Eggers’s movie, the most frightening thing of all is having to share your space with someone.
  1. casting
    Adam Driver Might Reshuffle Lead Roles in Ridley Scott’s The Last DuelHe would join a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Jodie Comer.
  2. j'accuse
    How High-Frame-Rate Technology Killed Ang Lee’s Gemini ManIt would be silly to blame the film’s failure on the tech, but I’m going to go ahead and blame the tech.
  3. star wars episode ix
    But What Does the Title Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Mean?Some guesses about Episode IX’s mysterious name.
  4. oscars 2020
    Ford v Ferrari Stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale Both Gunning for Best ActorWho will cross the finish line, and who will spin out, flip over and careen wildly into the Oscars audience?
  5. party report
    Charlize Theron Says Playing Megyn Kelly Was ‘Harder’ Than Her Monster Role“She’s conflicting.”
  6. deeply upsetting news
    Weak-Throated Director Darren Aronofsky Spotted Without ScarfAt the Quad Cinema.
  7. controversies
    Malaysia the Latest Country to Ban Abominable Over Controversial MapVietnam and the Philippines have also rebuked the film for its depiction of China’s “nine-dash line” claiming much of the South China sea.
  8. on cinema
    Francis Ford Coppola Joins the Anti-Marvel Film ClubRight on cue, a Marvel director responds.
  9. movie review
    The Lighthouse Is About the Horror of RoommatesMermaids, hallucinations, bodily fluids — in Robert Eggers’s movie, the most frightening thing of all is having to share your space with someone.
  10. horror
    Sam Raimi Sets Sail to Spooky Murder Island With New Horror MovieThe untitled thriller is described as “Misery meets Cast Away,” so yeah, Tom Hanks could have had it worse.
  11. movies
    Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Make Pinocchio a Real Boy in Live-Action RemakeCould probably upcycle some of those Marwen dolls for Geppetto’s workshop, if he wants.
  12. casting
    Audra McDonald to Put the VibratO in EGOT, Joins Aretha Franklin BiopicOh, there’s also Tituss Burgess and Marc Maron and Forest Whitaker and more.
  13. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Bombshell Explodes Into the Best Actress RacesThe Fox News sexual-harassment drama launched its first-look screenings last weekend, and the impact was palpable.
  14. barney thee dinosaur
    Daniel Kaluuya to Star Alongside ‘Modern-Day Hero’ Barney the DinosaurYes, a live-action Barney is in the works.
  15. watch the seagulls
    The Lighthouse Might Be Even Trippier Than The WitchRobert Eggers’s follow-up to The Witch stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as masturbating lighthouse keepers.
  16. movie review
    Even If You Don’t Love Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, You’ll Love That It ExistsFor extratextual reasons, support your local Nazi comedy.
  17. oscar futures
    Your Guide to This Year’s Best Actor BloodbathThe Best Actor field has been weak in recent years, but 2019’s crop boasts ten-plus serious claimants. Which of them will make it in?
  18. chat room
    The Zombieland Writing Team Contemplates the Idea of 10 More MoviesAnd why ending the world in 2009 made so much sense.
  19. trailer mix
    Kerry Washington Sobs in the Rain in Netflix’s American Son TrailerWashington and Steven Pasquale reprise their roles from Christopher Demos-Brown’s Broadway drama.
  20. box office
    Parasite Is Getting Rave Reviews. So When Can You Actually See It in a Theater?The Korean film feels somehow ubiquitous and conspicuously absent at the same time.
  21. vulture lists
    30 Great Black-and-White Horror Movies Worth RevisitingClassic films, cult favorites, and a couple newer titles.
  22. how mysterious
    ‘Heel It Now, Dig?’: Rian Johnson Revisits the Mystery of Brick13 years later, the director of Knives Out walks us through the lessons he learned making his high-school-noir debut.
  23. the file
    The Rise of Timothée Chalamet, Hollywood’s New KingHe might be just 23, but he’s already an Oscar-nominated leading man, a social-media phenomenon, and, perhaps most surprisingly, a fashion icon.
  24. casting
    Jonah Hill Will Not Be Hanging Out With Zoë Kravitz on the Set of The BatmanThe actor passed on a starring role in the film.
  25. casting
    Hollywood Viking Alexander Skarsgård Might Be Making A Real Viking MovieHe leads a cast of other fair and slender movie stars.
  26. casting coup
    How on Earth Did Lupita Nyong’o End Up in the Same Zombie Movie As Josh Gad?Director Abe Forsythe explains the origins of his undead story and which of its characters is based on Mel Gibson.
  27. movie review
    Stop Trying to Make Zombieland: Double Tap HappenThis sequel to Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone’s 2009 Zombieland has been in the works forever — but, watching it, it’s hard to understand why.
  28. how mysterious
    The Secret to a Good Mystery Movie? It Isn’t the SurpriseMichael Green, the writer behind Blade Runner 2049 and two Agatha Christie adaptations, reveals the key to resurrecting a whodunit for the screen.
  29. trailer mix
    Holiday in the Wild Trailer: Safari Daddy Rob Lowe, Meet Jilted Kristin DavisSave the elephants!
  30. movie review
    In Maleficent 2, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer Lose Out to CGI FlowersThe main allure of this movie is the chance to watch its two powerhouses vamp across the screen. Why won’t Disney let us live?
  31. casting call
    Deadpool and Jim Halpert Will Be Your Imaginary FriendsIn a new comedy.
  32. chat room
    Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik Is Optimistic About the Movie’s Overwhelming EndingOne of the stars of Bong Joon-ho’s new movie talks Hollywood, reading diaries, and the song that plays after Parasite’s end credits.
  33. casting
    Jada Pinkett Smith Might Return to The MatrixShe’s in talks to reprise her role as Niobe.
  34. casting
    Neil Patrick Harris to Take the Red Pill — Not Like That — and Enter The MatrixHis role has not yet been disclosed.
  35. fight club
    Who Will Win This Year’s Zombie-Comedy Hunger Games? Let’s Investigate.This fall, we’re getting an absolute deluge of zom-com movies. Let them fight!
  36. trailer mix
    Bombshell Trailer: Charlize, Nicole, and Margot Take Down the Bad GuysAcademy Award–winning actresses tackle the Fox News scandal.
  37. stand-up
    What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up ComedyTalking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
  38. movies
    ‘Heil Me, Man’: How Taika Waititi Learned to Play HitlerFor Jojo Rabbit, a black comedy about a Nazi fanboy at the end of the Third Reich, the director cast himself as a make-believe version of the Führer.
  39. odes
    Robert Pattinson’s King Performance Is Hilariously UnhingedAn ode to a most profane bit of fun.
  40. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of ParasiteDirector Bong Joon-ho explains his coda: “I thought it was being real and honest with the audience.”
  41. additional shots fired
    Scorsese Doubles Down On Marvel Movie Critique: ‘We Shouldn’t Be Invaded by It’“We need cinemas to step up and show films that are narrative films.”
  42. snl
    Heidi Gardner’s Teen Movie Critic Has Complicated Thoughts About Joker“Arthur and I, like, have a lot in common: We’re silly, we’re fit, we have good looks.”
  43. now streaming
    The 40 Best Movies on Netflix You Probably Haven’t SeenOddball comedies, twisty thrillers, and other underseen gems.
  44. obits
    Robert Forster, Oscar-Nominated Star of Jackie Brown, Dead at 78The 78-year-old character actor appeared in over 100 film roles.
  45. sequels
    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston’s Next Vacay Already Ruined by Murder Mystery 2The era of Adam Sandler sequels has finally arrived.
  46. the industry
    Stepmother vs. Godmother: Idina Menzel and Billy Porter in Talks for CinderellaAn icy chill shoots up John Travolta’s spine. Oh no, not again.
  47. movie review
    Not Even Lupita Nyong’o and her Ukulele Can Save Little MonstersThe zombie movie, now streaming on Hulu, is an unhinged horror-comedy that never quite settles in.
  48. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Parasite Worm Its Way Into Best Picture?Bong Joon-ho’s dark satire hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles this week, and American viewers finally get to see what all the fuss is about.
  49. trailer mix
    Jungle Cruise Trailer: If Anyone Can Sell a Movie Based on a Ride, It’s the RockEmily Blunt gets her Evelyn O’Connell moment.
  50. "it" fruit
    You’ll Never See Peaches the Same Way Again After ParasiteDo peaches have the best agent in Hollywood?
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