Movies

'My dream come true': How LGBTQ history was made with the 'Happiest Season' soundtrack

Executive producer Justin Tranter and artists Shea Diamond and Tegan Quin discuss the importance of the "Happiest Season" film and soundtrack

Review: Errol Morris' 'My Psychedelic Love Story' is a little too trippy for its own good

Errol Morris' documentary "My Psychedelic Love Story" focuses on Swiss-born author Joanna Harcourt-Smith and her '70s affair with counterculture guru Timothy Leary.

Commentary: Elections have consequences, even for movies and TV. Previewing post-Trump, Biden-era entertainment

Will we see the Trump campaign's screwball attempts to overturn votes in satire? Will loosened drug laws further drive stoner comedies to extinction? We have ideas

What's playing at the drive-in: 'Sound of Metal,' holiday favorites and more

Find a flick with our guide to new and classic movies playing outdoors at L.A.-area drive-ins, pop-ups and rooftops.

Mads Mikkelsen takes over 'Fantastic Beasts' role after Johnny Depp's departure

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, known for "Hannibal" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," is Johnny Depp's Grindelwald replacement in "Fantastic Beasts 3."

'Happiest Season' is a holiday rom-com about coming out. Here's why that's important

How Clea DuVall's lesbian Christmas rom-com 'Happiest Season,' starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, came to be, and why coming-out stories are still important.

Judge dismisses antitrust suit against Golden Globes organization

A foreign journalist sued Golden Globes organizer Hollywood Foreign Press Association, alleging the group acted like a cartel. A federal judge disagreed and tossed the suit.

Woof! 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' looks odd, but not 'Cats'-level creepy

Paramount's first look at the live-action "Clifford" film adaptation sent tongues and tails a-wagging when the big red dog made his debut Wednesday.

Review: Melissa McCarthy's 'Superintelligence' is little more than average

The chemistry between Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Cannavale is undone by the high-concept storytelling about an artificial intelligence with the voice of James Corden.

Actress Gabourey Sidibe engaged to Brandon Frankel: 'Now I get to hold him forever'

Oscar-nominated 'Precious' actress Gabourey Sidibe showed off her new engagement ring on Tuesday and praised her fiancé, Brandon Frankel.

Review: Alex Winter captures the art of being Frank in the documentary 'Zappa'

Alex Winter's documentary "Zappa" is a sprawling, shaggy biography of experimental rock pioneer, composer and activist Frank Zappa.

Review: Strong performances can't redeem Alan Ball's heavy-handed 'Uncle Frank'

Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis star in writer-director Alan Ball's "Uncle Frank," a melodrama set in late 1960s/early 1970s about a closeted gay NYU professor and his South Carolina family.

Review: A young David Bowie tours America in unrevealing biopic 'Stardust'

Speculative biopic "Stardust" looks at David Bowie in America before he became a cultural icon.

Review: Kurt Russell delivers more Claus and effects in Netflix's 'The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two'

Goldie Hawn has a bigger role as Mrs. Claus in this Chris Columbus-directed sequel.

Review: Kristen Stewart makes spirits bright in LGBT holiday romantic comedy 'Happiest Season'

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play a couple keeping their relationship under holiday wraps in this second feature directed by Clea DuVall.

Review: 'The Croods: A New Age' is a sweetly chaotic follow-up

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds are among the returning voice cast in DreamWorks Animation sequel "The Croods: A New Age."

How safe is it to go to indoor movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Major movie theater chains have responded to the pandemic by putting COVID-19 protocols in place. Public health experts assess the risks.

Family drew Amy Adams and Glenn Close to 'Hillbilly Elegy.' (Family, and Terminators.)

Amy Adams and Glenn Close discuss their new movie, "Hillbilly Elegy," focusing on family, not politics.

'Small Axe' brings untold history to the screen. For Steve McQueen, it's personal

Steve McQueen kicks off his 'Small Axe' series with 'Mangrove,' a timely true story of protest in London's West Indian community.

'Call his bluff': Edward Norton lays out poker-style Trump analysis we never expected

Actor Edward Norton spelled out Donald Trump's lame-duck actions in poker terms on Friday, laying out the president's "desperate endgame."

Review: In 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' Chadwick Boseman gives his final and finest performance

Viola Davis is the legendary blues singer opposite Colman Domingo and Glynn Turman in this strong Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's play.

Review: Lose yourself in the adult animation pleasures of 'No. 7 Cherry Lane'

Hong Kong filmmaker Yonfan's animated drama "No. 7 Cherry Lane" is intellectually intoxicating and stylistically sumptuous.

Review: Ode to Canada in Matthew Rankin's wacky funhouse reverie 'The Twentieth Century'

Matthew Rankin's perverse period reverie "The Twentieth Century" is a warped faux biopic of hallowed Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Review: War in Ukraine reflects deceit, division and corruption in black comedy 'Donbass'

Sergei Loznitsa's brutally matter-of-fact, cynically comic "Donbass" depicts social destabilization in the titular war-ravaged region of eastern Ukraine.

Review: A.I., Greta Thunberg and George Soros headline five docs you can watch at home

New documentaries include "Coded Bias," "I Am Greta," "Soros," "Markie in Milwaukee" and "Born to Be."

What's playing at the drive-in: 'Mank' with Gary Oldman and more

Find a flick with our guide to new and classic movies playing outdoors at L.A.-area drive-ins, pop-ups and rooftops.

Review: Peak Riz Ahmed in 'Sound of Metal,' a moving drama about deafness and addiction

Darius Marder's drama is an uncommonly nuanced portrait of a young man entering a Deaf community.

Kurt Russell has advice for 'court jester' celebrities: Steer clear of politics

Actor Kurt Russell thinks celebs should shut their mouths when it comes to politics. Better to remain the blank-slate "court jesters" that they are.

Review: 'The Last Vermeer' squanders Guy Pearce and high-stakes art forgery

Claes Bang and Guy Pearce face off in the lukewarm post-World War II art forgery drama "The Last Vermeer."

Harvey Weinstein doesn't have COVID-19, but his health is still declining in prison

Representatives for Harvey Weinstein say that the disgraced film mogul does not have COVID-19 but that he is "still being closely monitored" in prison.

Comfort viewing for the holidays: Three feel-good new releases for a most unusual season

In a year when many holiday traditions will be upended, films such as "Happiest Season," "The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two" and "Godmothered" look to keep the spirit of holiday movies alive.

Why movie fans still have reasons to be thankful this holiday season

Moviegoing will be different this Thanksgiving, but with high quality titles set for release and coming soon there's still plenty of things to be grateful about.

How Pete Docter and Kemp Powers brought the first Black Pixar protagonist to life in 'Soul'

"Soul" co-directors Pete Docter and Kemp Powers explain the process of centering an animated fantasy around an authentically Black character.

What Viola Davis learned from Ma Rainey: 'She was unapologetic about her worth and her power'

Viola Davis stars as blues legend Ma Rainey opposite Chadwick Boseman in the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's celebrated play.

Yes, Virginia, there are movies this holiday season. Here's where to find them

Virtually every movie that will be released this holiday season, including "Wonder Woman 1984," "The Prom," "One Night in Miami" and "Soul."

'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut on HBO Max the same day it hits theaters

The Patty Jenkins sequel's move is the latest attempt by a studio to adapt its release schedule to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

Review: The brilliant, infuriating Romanian healthcare documentary 'Collective' is a COVID-era must-see

Alexander Nanau's devastating film will represent Romania in the Oscar race for international feature.

How 'Croods: A New Age' previews what movie releases could look like after the pandemic

With premium video on demand no longer an experiment, Universal's 'Croods' sequel is a preview for how movies will be released after the pandemic subsides.

Is it COVID-19? Feverish Harvey Weinstein is being 'closely monitored' in prison

Imprisoned movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by prison medical staff. His reps would not say if he has COVID-19.

Review: An aspiring MMA fighter with a legendary father is 'Embattled' in more ways than one

Stephen Dorff and Darren Mann spar in an impressive acting duel in MMA drama "Embattled."

Review: When you have to escape but you can't 'Run'

Sarah Paulson and promising newcomer Kiera Allen play mother and daughter in the twisty thriller "Run."

David Lynch inspired a cross-country lawnmower race. Things got complicated, fast

Contestants on "The Great Grass Race," inspired by Lynch's "The Straight Story," encountered American generosity — plus infighting, disorganization and danger.

Review: Moving documentary 'Ghosts of the République' tracks a long road to parenthood

Director Jonathon Narducci's documentary "Ghosts of the République" examines the challenges of international surrogacy through the experience of gay French couple.

Cinemark signs Universal deal for early home video releases

Cinemark is the second major theater chain to make a deal with Universal Pictures for premium video on-demand releases.

With COVID-19 raging, 'Freaky' earns $3.7 million amid nationwide theater reclosures

Universal and Blumhouse's "Freaky" earned $3.7 million as 47.7% of domestic theaters still in operation face reclosures with COVID-19 pandemic surge.

The 'Scream' cast is staging a virtual reunion, and we're screaming

Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan and other "Scream" stars are back for a virtual reunion today benefiting the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Warner Bros. film marketing President Blair Rich to leave studio

Rich, whose position at the company was elevated in 2018, has been with Warner Bros. for more than two decades.

The reviews are in: Vince Vaughn is scary good in 'Freaky' slasher comedy

Actor Vince Vaughn is getting some of the best reviews of his career for his 'thoughtful' performance in 'Freaky,' a new horror-comedy from Blumhouse.

'The Climb' was a hit at Cannes in 2019. Almost two years later, will anyone see it?

"The Climb" made waves at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, but its long road to release was further delayed by COVID-19.

Review: The power of sisterhood overcomes fear in the magical animated adventure 'Wolfwalkers'

The oft-maligned wolf gets a redemption tale in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart's enchanting animated adventure "Wolfwalkers," which is headed to Apple+ after a theatrical run.

Review: Swinging is Christian therapy in futuristic Brazilian satire 'Divine Love'

Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro's 'Divine Love,' one of the year's most original films, puts a futuristic twist on evangelicals and populism.

With Netflix's 'Jingle Jangle,' Forest Whitaker finally returns to singing

Forest Whitaker's arc in the Netflix musical "Jingle Jangle" mirrored his own artistic crisis, and pushed him to revisit a skill set he'd long left behind.

Vince Vaughn eyes a career resurgence with 'Freaky.' But don't call it a comeback

Vince Vaughn's return to R-rated comedy is also a rare venture into horror. The gender-swapping role scared him, which is why he did it.

Review: Displacement and identity come into play in the Vietnam-set drama 'Monsoon'

In Hong Khaou's "Monsoon," Henry Golding portrays a Vietnam-born, British gay man who returns to a country that's not entirely foreign yet no longer familiar.

Review: Kate Winslet gives her best performance in years in the striking, passionate 'Ammonite'

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan play two 19th century Englishwomen who form a lasting bond in writer-director Francis Lee's superb followup to "God's Own Country."

Review: At 86, Sophia Loren remains a wonder of world cinema in 'The Life Ahead'

Sophia Loren delivers a finely etched performance in son Edoardo Ponti's adapted tale of a woman and the young street thief she takes in.

What's playing at the drive-in: 'Ammonite,' 'Fatman' and more

Find a flick with our guide to new and classic movies playing outdoors at L.A.-area drive-ins, pop-ups and rooftops.

Review: 'Fatman': Here comes Santa Claus … and he's got a gun

Mel Gibson plays a beleaguered Santa Claus in "Fatman," a movie that will not make the season bright.

Seeking Christian viewers, Sony acquires 'God's Not Dead' producers' streaming service

Pure Flix, the production company behind "God's Not Dead," signs an agreement to sell its subscription streaming service to Sony's faith-based label Affirm Entertainment.

Review: Werner Herzog contemplates meteors in 'Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds'

"Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds," writer and codirector Werner Herzog's latest true-life exploration into the unknown, proves too sluggish and diffused to have much impact.

Selena Gomez as Silvia Vasquez-Lavado? The groundbreaking gay mountaineer is thrilled

Selena Gomez has shifted gears from singing with Blackpink to playing mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, the first out gay woman to climb the Seven Summits.

Review: A woman looks for answers after an acid attack in fearless British drama 'Dirty God'

Sacha Polak's "Dirty God," which premiered at Sundance in January, focuses on a British woman recovering from an acid attack.

Review: 'Dating Amber' is the platonic queer love story we all deserve

Written and directed by David Freyne, "Dating Amber" is a queer coming-of-age movie about the importance of friends who push us to accept who we are meant to be.

Review: Is 'The Climb' the greatest bromantic comedy ever?

Michael Angelo Covino and real-life greatest pal Kyle Marvin play two best buds who find their relationship tested after an act of betrayal in "The Climb."

Review: Vince Vaughn swaps bodies with a teen girl in high-concept slasher comedy 'Freaky'

Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton are fun to watch in "Freaky," a high school-set horror comedy that could've been called "Freaky Friday the 13th."

Review: 'Come Away' goes down a rabbit hole and never, never comes back

'Come Away' mashes up origins of 'Peter Pan' and 'Alice in Wonderland.' What will survive? Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, among others, bear witness.

Review: Waking up from 'Dreamland' could stand to be rougher

A young man wanting out of the Dust Bowl meets a beautiful bank robber on the run (Margot Robbie) in "Dreamland."

Review: A searching teen gets under the concealer in 'Make Up'

Unsettling, richly realized British indie "Make Up" explores coming-of-age, LGBTQ themes in promising feature debut for writer-director Claire Oakley.

Review: The soldiers in 'Recon' gab their way through a dangerous mission

Four GIs on a perilous scouting mission in World War II Italy can't stop chatting in 'Recon,' an adaptation of the acclaimed novel 'Peace.'

Review: Amy Adams and Glenn Close act up a storm in Netflix's woefully misguided 'Hillbilly Elegy'

J.D. Vance's divisive memoir, 'Hillbilly Elegy,' has been neutered of politics and reduced to its most histrionic parts in Ron Howard's movie adaptation.

Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis are holiday lovebirds in 'Happiest Season' trailer

Hulu's highly anticipated romantic comedy, "Happiest Season," stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as a couple coming home for the holidays.

Facing threat to survival, theater owners ask 'lame duck' Congress for rescue

The National Assn. of Theatre Owners on Monday asked lawmakers to pass $15 billion in coronavirus relief for independent venues.

Sacha Baron Cohen: Sorry, Trump, no film role for you after election loss

'Your performance this past week was tragic and sad,' 'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen told President Trump while rescinding his earlier job offer.

'The Witches' star Anne Hathaway regrets pain her role caused to disability community

Anne Hathaway, who plays Grand High Witch in the new film 'The Witches,' apologized to the disability community and those with limb differences.

After court loss, Johnny Depp pushed out as Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts'

At Warner Bros.' request, Johnny Depp has resigned his role as Grindelwald in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise after losing a libel case in the U.K.

Review: 'Mank' is a gorgeous dive into film history — and a sharp reflection on our political present

Gary Oldman plays the Oscar-winning screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz in David Fincher's drama about the origins of 'Citizen Kane.'

A pregnant woman is gaslit by in-laws in 'Kindred.' Here's where the idea came from

First-time filmmaker Joe Marcantonio has created an arresting gaslighting thriller with "Kindred." Just don't compare it to "Rosemary's Baby."

Review: Forgiveness is elusive in 'Fire Will Come,' a remarkable drama from Spain

Spanish filmmaker Oliver Laxe's short and pensive drama "Fire Will Come" explores the tension between a condemned man and his neighbors.

What's playing at the drive-in: 'Let Him Go,' 'Borat' and more

Find a flick with our guide to new and classic movies playing outdoors at L.A.-area drive-ins, pop-ups and rooftops.

Review: A superb acting showcase, psychological thriller 'Kindred' fails to frighten

Strong acting from Tamara Lawrance, Fiona Shaw and Jack Lowden highlight "Kindred," an otherwise derivative psychological thriller.

Review: The magical musical 'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey' is a new holiday classic

The Victorian era extravaganza "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey" from writer-director David E. Talbert is set to be a holiday movie classic.

Review: Eva Green is at her best in the deeply stirring astronaut drama 'Proxima'

Alice Winocour's excellent follow-up to "Disorder" follows an astronaut preparing for blast-off to Mars.

Review: 'Koko-di Koko-da' goes beyond horror to a family's personal hell

"Koko-di Koko-da": Swedish mindbender mixes elements of horror, fantasy and the crushing realism of a shattered family.

Review: Something malevolent is growing on the family farm in 'The Dark and the Wicked'

A grown brother and sister find something malevolent growing on their family farm in the well-acted "The Dark and the Wicked."

Lionsgate lays off 15% of film staff as Hollywood suffers from the pandemic

The Santa Monica-based studio has struggled to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis, which has made it difficult to release big new movies.

Review: 'The Informer' is caught between the devil, the deep blue sea and something else

Joel Kinnaman hopes not all snitches wind up in ditches in the crime drama "The Informer."

Review: Max Winkler's boxing road movie 'Jungleland' packs a punch

Charlie Hunnam stars as a slick-talking antihero in Max Winkler's boxing road movie "Jungleland."

Review: A determined Diane Lane and a campy Lesley Manville elevate 'Let Him Go'

Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Lesley Manville star in the melodramatic noir western "Let Him Go," adapted by director Thomas Bezucha from the novel by Larry Watson.

Read Harrison Ford's poignant tribute to Sean Connery, his 'Indiana Jones' dad

'If he's in heaven, I hope they have golf courses,' Harrison Ford wrote in a tribute to Sean Connery, who played his father in an 'Indiana Jones' film.

Fairuza Balk on the legacy of 'The Craft' and stepping back from Hollywood

Fairuza Balk, who returns as Nancy Downs in Blumhouse's 'The Craft: Legacy,' discusses the original film and another cult favorite, 'Return to Oz.'

AMC Theatres lost $900 million in the third quarter even as cinemas reopened

The world's biggest theatrical exhibitor has reopened 90% of its 600 U.S. theaters, but the company is still losing money.

Review: Black women refusing to be silenced. That's the sound of this 'November'

Filmmaker Phillip Youmans' "November" transforms Claudia Rankine's play "Help" into a haunting "choreopoem" on white privilege. Stream it for free.

Remembering Sean Connery: Our critics discuss his finest roles and that infamous Playboy interview

Sean Connery, who died at 90, leaves behind a staggering body of work beyond James Bond, including "The Man Who Would Be King," "Murder on the Orient Express" and "The Untouchables."

Publicity executive Maurice Segal, who crafted campaigns for classic films, dies at 99

Longtime publicist and advertising executive Maurice Segal, who worked on such films as "Some Like it Hot" and "The Misfits," has died.

Sean Connery: Celebrities react to the James Bond actor's death at 90

Across social media Saturday, Daniel Craig and others reacted to news of the death of Scottish actor Sean Connery, best known for playing Agent 007.

Sean Connery dies at 90, Scottish actor played the original James Bond

A commanding screen presence throughout his long career, Sean Connery came to define British novelist Ian Fleming's dashing and deadly secret agent.

Very nice: Sacha Baron Cohen donates $100,000 to 'Borat' babysitter's church

Jeanise Jones, the unexpected hero of "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," has been gifted $100,000 by star Sacha Baron Cohen to help her Oklahoma community.

Boo! Bette Midler and the Sanderson Sisters are back for a 'Hocus Pocus' reunion

The wicked Sanderson Sisters of "Hocus Pocus" — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — are reuniting tonight for a good cause.

Review: 'Madre' expands into a mesmerizing drama from its origin as an Oscar-nominated short

Rodrigo Sorogoyen's "Madre," a mesmerizing expansion of his Academy Award-nominated short, stars a soulful Marta Nieto in an unforgettable performance.

Jeff Bridges has cancer — and trees — on his mind in latest lymphoma update

'This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, and gratitude, and good old fashion love,' actor Jeff Bridges wrote in an update Thursday.