Apple TV+ Announces Mahershala Ali-Led Original Film ‘Swan Song’

Despite the streaming service’s name, Apple TV+ isn’t just television — it’s also in the original film game. (That would be the “+.”) Apple has just announced that the latest original film to join its upcoming slate is “Swan Song,” starring two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight,” “Green Book”) and written and directed by

WALL-E Director Andrew Stanton Revisits the Classic Pixar Film

(Disney Studios) Many folks spent the week of Valentine’s Day ranking their favorite romantic movies. There are the obvious choices of course: When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, Titanic, etc. But a curious addition to many lists was Pixar’s 2008 hit film WALL-E, about a sweet-hearted trash compacting robot who falls in love with EVE,

David O. Russell Eyes April Start for New Film With Bale, Robbie, and Jordan

After landing three Best Director Oscar nominations and two for screenwriting in the last decade, “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell is heading into 2020 having already signed Margot Robbie and Christian Bale as the leads in his next project at New Regency. Details are scant on the new movie, but Variety reports that

SXSW 2020 Announces More Feature Film Additions, Including Robust Midnight Slate and Sundance Hits

After unveiling its first lineup of feature film offerings last month, the SXSW Film Festival is rolling out more additions to its 2020 program. The annual Texas festival has already announced its features and episodic premieres, and now those picks are joined by Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts, and Special Events, plus late-addition features and the

Things We Saw Today: The Hamilton Film Is Coming to Theaters … in 2021

Image: Theo Wargo/WireImage Less than a week after we were reminded of the existence of a professionally filmed and edited version of the hit Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical Hamilton, we finally – FINALLY – know when we’ll be able to actually watch the “HamilFilm.” Disney presents: Hamilton. With The Original Broadway Cast. Filmed onstage at

Watch David Lynch Interrogate a Monkey in His New Netflix Short Film

David Lynch’s gift to his fans, on his 74th birthday today, is a peculiar and hilarious 17-minute short film titled “What Did Jack Do?”, which debuted on Netflix with a very enticing one-sentence synopsis: “In a locked down train station, a homicide detective conducts an interview with a tormented monkey.” Shot in grainy black-and-white, reminiscent

Every Studio Film Directed By Female Filmmakers Coming Out in 2020 and 2021

Is 2020 the year it will all change? In its latest study, “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair? Gender, Race & Age of Directors across 1,000 films from 2007-2018,” the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative identified that, of the 112 directors behind the 100 top-grossing movies of 2018, only 3.6 percent were women. Still worse: that percentage

The best film scenes of 2019

The meme-ification of movies continued unabated in 2019, when even some of the best films of the year—including our No. 1 favorite—got sliced and diced and broken down into shareable non sequiturs, like Al Pacino staring daggers while cutting into a slab of sirloin. Are we seeing the first omens of a dark future for…