Kelly Marie Tran Reflects on What It Meant to Be Cast in Star Wars

photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images) For Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander heritage month, Kelly Marie Tran (Raya and the Last Dragon) sat down with to discuss her experience being a part of the Starwars universe as a first generation Asian-American when she was cast as Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. … Read more

New Star Wars Films Explained by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy

“We are moving on from the Skywalker saga,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. So no more Rey?image: Lucasfilm Now that tHey Skywalker Saga is over, what exactly is a Starwars movie? It’s a question Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has been dealing with on a daily basis for years. Things on the streaming side are purring … Read more

a frank and remarkable documentary

Hold Your Fire directed by Stefan Forbesimage: Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films release In the star trek episode “A Taste of Armageddon,” William Shatner’s Captain Kirk gives a memorable speech to the head a planetary fact engaged in a seemingly intractable civil war. “We’re human beings with the blood of a million savage … Read more

Avatar’s Aliens Use Tentacles for Sex and Controlling Animals

Screenshot: 20th century Thanks to a recent re-releaseJames Cameron’s 2009 CG megahit avatar has topped Avengers: Endgame to regain the #1 spot as the highest-grossing movie of all time. Chances are end game will get a revival eventually, and then avatar will have another, and the two films will trade places back and forth for … Read more

Dr Strange actress Zara Marke found guilty of abusing girl, 13, with husband

Doctor Strange actress Zara Marke is facing a “considerable” jail sentence after being found guilty of grooming and sexually abusing a schoolgirl. The movie career of martial arts expert Marke, 37, who appeared in the Hollywood hit with Benedict Cumberbatch, now lies in ruins after she was found guilty of sexual activity with the teenager … Read more

A Wild Piece of Sci-Fi Film History

“Multipass.” Milla Jovovich as Leeloo in The Fifth Element.image: SonyPictures A few years before tHey One dodged bullets in TheMatrix or Darth Maul emerged in The Phantom Menacea red-haired savior name Leeloo said “multimate pass.” The ’90s were a wonderful time for fans of science fiction, with instant hits like Jurassic Park other Independence Day … Read more

Scorsese presents a buried gem and a pitch for cinema’s past

NEW YORK (AP) — While Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker were holed up in an apartment cutting “Raging Bull” — an intense process that would have consumed the thoughts of most filmmakers — Scorsese told his editor to take a break. He had a movie he needed to show her. “He said, ‘You have to … Read more

A Review Of John Madden’s Operation Mincemeat

Colin Firth as Ewen Montagu and Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Cholmondeleyphoto: Giles Keyte/Courtesy See-Saw Films and Netflix Operation Mincemeat, a richly engaging World War II spy drama from director John Madden, opens with voiceover narration which asserts that a good story contains that which is seen, and also that which is hidden. Over the course … Read more

Kiwi Chow’s film cannot be named in Hong Kong. But Revolution of Our Times is empowering the diaspora in Australia

As the beating of drums echoed through a cinema in Sydney, almost the entire audience, from the grey-haired man with a walking stick at the front to the teenager at the back, rose and sang the song that is now illegal in Hong Kong. They had gathered for a screening of Revolution of Our Times, … Read more