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By O2431: anyone want a fried baloni sandwhich?

Did Quentin Tarantino Borrow Plot Elements From An Episode Of 'The Rebel' For 'The Hateful Eight'?

Sep 3rd, 2015 5:23pm

By Chris: MAN ON FIRE - enuf said. Duh!

16 Great Revenge Movies Worth Hunting Down

Sep 3rd, 2015 4:30pm

By Steven: Oh, thank goodness "The Cobbler" was just a lone misfire.

Venice Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber & Stanley Tucci

Sep 3rd, 2015 4:03pm

By William B: Why aren't REAL colombian actors playing REAl colombian characters?....Can someone teach Wagner Moura to speak spanish?

Netflix Renews 'Narcos' For Season 2

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:48pm

By Zach: Seroiusly, after last year's Berlinale, you've just hit another gear.

Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:40pm

By RR: The later episodes aren't so voiceover heavy as the first. Give it a chance.

Netflix Renews 'Narcos' For Season 2

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:40pm

By Zach: Ms. Kiang, if you are not the finest reviewer writing on the planet today, I don't know who is.

Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:36pm

By Dave: *central antagnoists are Nazis, not Jewish, oops

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:23pm

By Dave: @Jay I can't believe I forgot Indiana Jones. I wouldn't say it's just a Jewish revenge fantasy against Nazis though. Spielberg is much more…

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:23pm

By Dave: @skiplittle Skip, I'm obviously not making a blanket statement about "all Jews". I'm talking about Spielberg and an underlying…

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:13pm

By Jim: Linda J - this is a true story, the cast simply reflects the actual ethnicities of the people they play.

Venice Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber & Stanley Tucci

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:08pm

By Dave: It makes sense that the creator of GTA is British. The game always seemed like a rather sophisticated fantasy of America rather than somethin…

Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Is The Creator Of 'Grand Theft Auto' In Teaser Trailer 'The Gamechangers'

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:08pm

By Dave: Soooo, she really wants to do a superhero movie, but one where she won't be embarrassed about when she's around her Royal Shakespeare Company…

"If I See Yet Another Spider-Man, I’m Going To Have To Actually Hang Myself": Emma Thompson Talks Superhero Movies

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:05pm

By Dave: With Daniel Craig's Bond, you get the sense that women are drawn to him at least a little bit out of pity.

Classy, Deadly New Poster For 'Spectre'; Daniel Craig Hopes His Bond Is "Not As Sexist And Misogynistic" As Previous Versions

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:02pm

By Dave: I always liked Timothy Dalton's bond. Handsome, but without the physical heft to be imposing or fearsome to women, who were drawn to him…

Classy, Deadly New Poster For 'Spectre'; Daniel Craig Hopes His Bond Is "Not As Sexist And Misogynistic" As Previous Versions

Sep 3rd, 2015 3:01pm

By Robert: I wouldn't say that you've missed the best, but I think "Land of Plenty" is underrated. I also love his Spaghetti Western version…

The Essentials: The 10 Best Wim Wenders Films

Sep 3rd, 2015 2:47pm

By TONY THE TIGER: Grrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeaaaaat!!!!!

"If I See Yet Another Spider-Man, I’m Going To Have To Actually Hang Myself": Emma Thompson Talks Superhero Movies

Sep 3rd, 2015 2:37pm

By Linda J: Any people of color in this film or don't they have those in Boston?

Venice Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber & Stanley Tucci

Sep 3rd, 2015 2:32pm

By Honest Joe: and the staff blogger Erik last night had the gall to question commentors vitriol. get your shit straight, Playlist, and then maybe you guys…

Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Is Not Shooting 'Wonder Woman'

Sep 3rd, 2015 2:00pm

By Ralph dickhead: After 20+ movies and 50 years why not buddy? It's always the same thing!

Classy, Deadly New Poster For 'Spectre'; Daniel Craig Hopes His Bond Is "Not As Sexist And Misogynistic" As Previous Versions

Sep 3rd, 2015 1:44pm