Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” roars into theaters, while Bong Jong-ho’s “Okja” arrives on Netflix and in selected theaters a month after its debut at Cannes. The animated sequel “Despicable Me 3” and the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy “The House” are in wide release.Read more
Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.
Some of the most exciting movies so far this year have opened this weekend, and oddly enough they have titles all starting with the letter “B” – “The Big Sick,” “The Beguiled” and “The Bad Batch.” In their own way, each grapples with what audiences can want and expect from modern movies.Read more
Thomas Schlamme is the new president of the Directors Guild of America following an election held Saturday at the guild's Los Angeles headquarters.
The veteran TV director, whose credits include NBC's "The West Wing," will succeed Paris Barclay, who has served as the guild's president since 2013.
Schlamme has held several leadership positions at the DGA since joining its national board in 2005.Read more
New on Blu-ray
“T2 Trainspotting” (Sony DVD, $25.99; Blu-ray, $30.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD)
One of the year’s unlikeliest sequels, “T2 Trainspotting” reunites the cast of the 1996 indie hit “Trainspotting” with its director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge in a story that catches up with the restless Scottish heroin addicts of Irvine Welsh’s original novel, 20 years later.Read more
Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films In the first half of the 20th century, hundreds of movies coined “race films” were created by black writers and directors, mostly outside of the Hollywood system. These films starred all black casts in stories that eschewed the negative stereotypes seen in mainstream studio movies.Read more
A journalist from a big city wakes up in the same one-horse Pennsylvania town every day hoping for something — anything — to be different. He trudges off to see men in long black garments make pronouncements, wondering why his life has come to this — wondering why, no matter what he does, the next morning the clock radio will go off at exactly the same time and leave him to do it all over again.Read more