MOVIES

MOVIE NEWS

'Call Me by Your Name' leads Independent Spirit Awards nominations

Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama “Call Me by Your Name” leads the nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards, earning six nods when the nominees were announced Tuesday. Crime thriller “Good Time” and Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” tied with five nominations apiece, while...

MORE MOVIE NEWS

  • Stale mockumentary 'Cook Off!' misses its mark

    Stale mockumentary 'Cook Off!' misses its mark

    Wafting into theaters after sitting on the back burner for the last decade, “Cook Off!” is a shrill, gloppy mess of a mockumentary being served up well past its “best before” date — if there ever actually were one. Set against the overheated backdrop of the fictional Van Rookle Farms’ annual cooking...

  • Ill-timed, tone-deaf 'Almost Friends' gets romance all wrong

    Ill-timed, tone-deaf 'Almost Friends' gets romance all wrong

    The painfully tone-deaf coming-of-age romance “Almost Friends” feels like a relic of a bygone era, when movies could casually present stalking and coercion as acceptable forms of courtship. Written and directed by Jake Goldberger without seeing the “nice guy”-style entitlement for the toxic, outdated...

  • From Eazy-E to ‘Mudbound,’ Jason Mitchell is one of Hollywood's most in-demand and thoughtful actors

    From Eazy-E to ‘Mudbound,’ Jason Mitchell is one of Hollywood's most in-demand and thoughtful actors

    The New Orleans native talks about being in two award season contenders, "Mudbound" and "Detroit" as well as the upcoming "The Chi" Showtime series.

  • Horror-comedy 'Attack of the Killer Donuts' lacks imagination

    Horror-comedy 'Attack of the Killer Donuts' lacks imagination

    “What could possibly cause doughnuts to become bloodthirsty killers?” That question — spoken aloud, in an over-earnest deadpan — is the creme filling in the center of “Attack of the Killer Donuts,” the latest example of the “Sharknado”-style horror-comedy subgenre best called “trash for trash’s...

  • Drama 'Oasis' serves as little more than a Panamanian travelogue

    Drama 'Oasis' serves as little more than a Panamanian travelogue

    Running barely more than an hour (plus closing credits), “Oasis” plays like a short film stretched to minimal feature length. But that’s only one of this potentially intriguing movie’s issues. Writer-director-editor Jorge Ameer takes an awkward, elliptical approach to telling this dreamlike tale...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
84°