Briefly but blissfully, Age Of Ultron plays like an Avengers hangout movie

One day, we’ll get the Avengers party movie. Maybe. Hopefully. The best scene of Joss Whedon’s 2015 blockbuster Avengers: Age Of Ultron arrives early on, after the Avengers bust up a HYDRA compound in Eastern Europe and retrieve Loki’s stolen scepter. They’ve all returned to the Avengers Tower in New York, and they…

For a subtler tale of friendship on the road, let Green Book guide you to The End Of The Tour

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we’re suggesting the perfect pairings for this year’s Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.

Guillermo del Toro built his own blockbuster around the steely cool of a black Marvel superhero

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we’re suggesting the perfect pairings for this year’s Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.

The Hidden World brings the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy to a teary but inessential end

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Most big-studio, big-budget animated movies are, if nothing else, dazzling technical achievements. What’s frustrating is how indifferently written so many of them are, to the point where you end up feeling bad for the animators, painstakingly rendering every strand of hair and blade of grass, all in service of some…

A 20-year case of the Mondays: What’s the legacy of Office Space?

It’s February 19, 1999, and plenty of moviegoers are missing Mike Judge’s workplace satire Office Space. Judge’s big-screen follow-up to Beavis And Butt-head Do America is based on his own experiences as a frustrated office worker and a partial adaptation of the animated shorts that were his first big break in…

The Competition looks inside one of the world’s most elite film schools

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The French film school La Fémis, which accepts only around 1 percent of applicants to its directing program, has a well-earned reputation as one of the most exclusive institutions of its kind. It promises world-class instruction and facilities to budding filmmakers, provided they speak near-fluent French and can pass…

Mark Duplass and Ray Romano share terms of endearment in the moving bromance Paddleton

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Opening with a diagnosis of cancer that’s soon revealed to be terminal, Paddleton more or less amounts to an hour and a half of slow-motion assisted suicide. Sound like fun? Remarkably, this low-budget two-hander—arriving on Netflix just a few weeks after its Sundance premiere—manages to generate a fair number of…

Love Roma? Then check out this gorgeous triptych from a kindred spirit of Alfonso Cuarón

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we’re suggesting the perfect pairings for this year’s Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.

Director Todd Strauss-Schulson on Isn't It Romantic and his love for Hugh Grant

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, Isn’t It Romantic is a new satirical rom-com that follows a cynical New York City architect (Rebel Wilson) who, after an encounter with a mugger renders her unconscious, wakes up to discover her life has turned into a romantic comedy. We recently spoke with Strauss-Schulson about the…

Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra are suckers for a good rom-com

The new satirical rom-com Isn’t It Romantic follows a cynical New York City architect (Rebel Wilson) who, after an encounter with a mugger renders her unconscious, wakes to discover her life has turned into a romantic comedy. Ahead of its release in theaters today, we sat down with stars Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, and…

There are glimmers of BlacKkKlansman’s fire in an earlier Best Picture winner about American hate

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we’re suggesting the perfect pairings for this year’s Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.

Matt Walsh and Judith Godrèche on Under The Eiffel Tower and getting drunk on set

The new romantic comedy Under The Eiffel Tower follows a middle-aged bourbon salesman (Veep’s Matt Walsh) who, in the midst of a mid-life crisis, travel across the French countryside and falls in love with a vineyard owner (Judith Godrèche). Ahead of its release on VOD, we spoke with Matt Walsh and Judith Godrèche…

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