John Boyega gets interrogated in the new trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit

Kathryn Bigelow has said that her new film Detroit will tell both big and small stories revolving around the eponymous city’s massive riots in 1967, and while the first trailer teased how John Boyega’s character will get involved, this new trailer delves into his story a bit more. Boyega plays a security guard who…

A little bear cheers up the whole world in first trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin

Disney is currently working on a live-action Winnie The Pooh movie called Christopher Robin that will focus on Pooh’s human friend growing up and losing touch with his imagination, but director Simon Curtis’ similarly titled film Goodbye Christopher Robin is far more straightforward. As seen in this trailer, Curtis’…

Score gives film music an overdue spotlight, then talks over it

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The role of film composer is a crucial yet relatively uncelebrated one—this despite a movie’s score often doing 90 percent of the emotional lifting. (For proof of its importance, look no further than all those popular “melodica” covers on YouTube.) As gushingly expressed by director James Cameron near the beginning of …

As Bruce Willis proves in Once Upon A Time In Venice, you can’t embarrass yourself if you don’t try

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While there’s little chance that Bruce Willis will ever again get to work with the kind of material and behind-the-camera talent that helped make him a wiseass action star in the 1980s and ’90s, he tries the fourth or fifth next best thing with Once Upon A Time In Venice, a tiresome imitation of smart-alecky Shane…

Sins of the past come back to haunt a family in Cannes winner Harmonium

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He appears like a ghost, standing ramrod-straight in his white dress shirt, lurking silently in the daylight. “You’ve lost weight,” says Toshio (Kanji Furutachi), the family man who greets him at the entrance to the garage. “Everyone loses weight in there,” goes the reply, and we understand instantly, before we’ve…

Chicago and Milwaukee, take a ride with Baby Driver early and for free

A new Edgar Wright movie is generally a cause for celebration here at The A.V. Club, and Wright’s latest feature, the musically propelled car chase caper Baby Driver, doesn’t look to be any different. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx, the film won’t delicately drift its way into theaters until June…

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