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New York Film Critics Circle names ‘Tár’ best picture

Dec. 02, 2022 15:26 PM EST

The New York Film Critics Circle has named “ Tár ” as its best picture of the year, with Todd Field’s contemporary drama about a renowned conductor and composer also nabbing best actress for Cate Blanchett’s leading performance. The group met Friday in New York to vote on...

Honorary Oscar awards celebrate Fox, Weir, Warren and Palcy

Nov. 20, 2022 09:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt...

New this week: 'Spirited,' Pokémon, 'Nope' and 'Slumberland'

Nov. 14, 2022 10:13 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In “Nope,” Jordan Peele has once again made a rarity in Hollywood: a wholly...

'Barbarian' director: 'original horror is working’

Oct. 31, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the box office success of “Smile,” “The Black Phone" and his “Barbarian" this year, writer-director Zach Cregger says it's clear that “original horror is working right now.” Though the genre has long relied on franchises like “Halloween,”...

Review: 'Wendell & Wild' is a dark and cold animated ride

Oct. 25, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

Just in time for Halloween comes a film that isn't afraid to lean into the darkness, one frame at a time. In the first five minutes of “Wendell & Wild,” our teen heroine loses her parents in a car accident, her town is economically gutted and she ends up in the back of a...

New this week: Scary movies, Lainey Wilson, 'Call of Duty'

Oct. 24, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In the new Netflix film “The Good Nurse,” Jessica Chastain plays an overworked...

In 'Wendell & Wild,' stop motion moves to an Afro-punk beat

Oct. 20, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spooky, sublime stop-motion animation worlds of Henry Selick are feasts for the eye that can burrow into the imaginations of young minds. In films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Coraline,” the dark, handmade curiosities of...

Review: A novel becomes a metaphor for race and class hatred

Oct. 03, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

“Jackal” by Erin E. Adams (Bantam) Something sinister lurks in the woods enveloping the fading industrial town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. If you sense its presence, parents warn their children, “Don’t look.” If you do, the myth will become real. Liz Rocher...

Peele and Key on reuniting, as demons, in 'Wendell & Wild'

Sep. 13, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's seven years almost to day since the last episode of “Key & Peele” aired, but Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are once again riffing together. They're sitting in a Toronto hotel the day before the premiere of Henry Selick's stop-motion-animation...

Review: 'Barbarian' gleefully messes with horror customs

Sep. 07, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

“Barbarian” starts at night with a heavy downpour and a thunderclap. So far, so good, for what seems to be a classic horror movie. Hold onto your ponchos. Some two hours later you will have seen virtually every horror convention —- from doors slamming on their own to weird...