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Nov 7, 2018

Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Cynthia Erivo, and Dakota Johnson are strangers with secrets whose paths cross at the declining, border-straddling motel where they’re staying in writer-director Drew Goddard’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

Also, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff discuss how, or if, one should separate the art...


Oct 31, 2018

Director Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN tracks the space race via the work and home life of Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer admires Frederick Wiseman’s small town documentary MONROVIA, INDIANA, and Paul Markoff appreciates the humor and scares in Rob Letterman’s...


Oct 24, 2018

In the latest version of A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper directs, co-writes, and stars as successful but self-destructive musician Jackson Maine, who finds love and an ascendant talent in Lady Gaga’s Ally.

Also, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti are a couple in their forties feeling pressure and disappointment in pursuing...


Oct 17, 2018

Jeffrey Wright goes into the Alaskan wilderness to hunt wolves suspected of killing children in director Jeremy Saulnier’s HOLD THE DARK.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer appreciates the action, humor, and satire in John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE and picks BISBEE ‘17, AMÉRICA, and HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS...


Oct 10, 2018

A good deed that Anna Kendrick performs for Blake Lively eventually leads to investigating her mysterious and glamorous friend’s disappearance in Paul Feig’s comedic thriller A SIMPLE FAVOR.

Also, Ben Mendelsohn finds that a divorce and early retirement haven’t made him happier in writer-director Nicole...