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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal carries claustrophobic ‘The Guilty’

Sep. 22, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

An emergency dispatch center doesn’t exactly sound like the most visually exciting place to set an entire film. But the technical limitation of being imprisoned in a soulless office while high stakes action takes place off screen can be an inspired storytelling gimmick in the right hands,...

In ‘This is the Night,’ a love letter to cinema, ‘Rocky III’

Sep. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

Filmmaker James DeMonaco remembers the day “Rocky III” hit theaters as if it were yesterday. On Staten Island in 1982, it was an all-out event. He waited four hours in line to get tickets and saw it twice in a day. Kids at his school carried the poster around like a...

Q&A: Mélanie Laurent on her love of directing and actresses

Sep. 17, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director. Yet four features and many accolades later, that fact may come as a surprise to many in the U.S. who still know her best for her acting — especially for playing Shosanna in “Inglorious...

Review: With empathy, Chastain plays Tammy Faye Bakker

Sep. 14, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

Tammy Faye Bakker wore a lot of makeup. It was armor — a way for a person who didn’t consider herself beautiful to simply exist in the world. So it's a particuarly a cruel irony that the mascara was also the thing that made her a target and a joke long before she and her ex-husband were...

New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'

Sep. 13, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Clint Eastwood has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” which...

French abortion drama 'Happening' tops Venice Film Festival

Sep. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

Audrey Diwan’s 1960s abortion drama “L’Evenement” (“Happening”) won the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, while the runner up honor went to Paolo Sorrentino’s semi-autobiographical “The Hand of God.” Diwan's film about a French...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' prequel ‘Furiosa’ delayed to 2024

Sep. 10, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

The “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel “Furiosa” isn’t speeding into theaters anytime soon. The film’s release date was pushed back a year — to May 24, 2024, Warner Bros. said Friday. It had originally been set for June 2023. George Miller is returning to write...

Review: James Wan returns to horror with gory ‘Malignant’

Sep. 10, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

There is no doubt that James Wan knows his way around the horror genre. The man behind “The Conjuring,” “Insidious” and “Saw” franchises has not had many misses. But his gruesome latest, “ Malignant,” is simply ridiculous. And that’s not even taking into account the cringey...

The direct line from ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘The Card Counter’

Sep. 07, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Paul Schrader knows he has a limited number of films left, so whatever he does from here on out is going to be for himself. At 75 years old, the writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” and director of “American Gigolo” and...

For Edgar Wright, ‘Last Night in Soho’ is a dark valentine

Sep. 05, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Edgar Wright loves London. It’s been his home for over 25 years. But he fears it too sometimes. It’s a complicated relationship. But it’s that tension fuels “Last Night in Soho,” a psychological thriller that he calls his “dark...