Just a couple of months ago, it seemed as if Quentin Tarantino's Hollywood future could be in question. But at a major movie industry event here Monday night, the head of Sony Pictures feted the director as Hollywood royalty, declaring the filmmaker’s new screenplay the best thing he’d read in 30 years.Read more
Who is Grace Jones, exactly? Is she a musician, a stage performer, an interpreter of songs, an actress, a model, a muse? The documentary “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami,” now playing in select theaters, puts forth the answer as all of the above and more.Read more
Earth's mightiest heroes (with the exception of a notably absent Chris Evans) assembled Sunday afternoon for a press conference in advance of Monday night's "Avengers: Infinity War" world premiere.Read more
“A Quiet Place” has hardly been a silent success. With an additional $22 million in ticket sales over the weekend, the horror film directed by John Krasinski has snatched the No. 1 spot once again in its third week of release. Meanwhile, the STX comedy “I Feel Pretty” starring Amy Schumer performed slightly better than expected with $16 million in ticket sales.Read more
There are several different pathways through the great swath of cinema unspooling this week at the City of Light, City of Angels French Film Festival.Read more
Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.
Another week with more good movies than we can fit in the format of this newsletter. Times critic Justin Chang has been absolutely raving about “Western,” the latest from German filmmaker Valeska Grisebach.Read more