Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.
Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through.
"The Fits" is the most engaging movie I've ever seen with such little dialogue and such a minimal plot. Like its lead Royalty Hightower, whose performance is just as spectacular as her name, "The Fits" is impossible to look away from. It's gorgeous, poetic and opaque, and I've never seen any other movie like it.
"I'm not good at self-reflection," a new patient tells Sigmund Freud in the Austrian horror comedy, "Therapy for a Vampire." "I feel old and tired. I've seen everything ... . I no longer have a thirst for life."
Brie Larson, John Boyega, America Ferrera, Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman were among 683 invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wednesday in what the nearly 90-year-old organization touted as its largest and most diverse new class ever.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.
Typical of so much video associated with the beloved, charismatic cellist Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers" is full of humanitarian philosophy and picturesque shots of artist and cello in exotic locales.
"The Purge," 2013's low-budget home invasion horror hit, found its breakout star in The Purge itself: an annual 12 hour bloodbath of government-sanctioned mayhem. In this dystopian near-future, the New Founding Fathers of America have instituted the contained lawlessness in order to keep crime, and the population, in check. The 2014 sequel, "The Purge: Anarchy," liberated audiences from the confines of a single home and let loose into the streets of murderous chaos.
There's a lot not quite right and even flat-out wrong with "The BFG," and we'll get to that. There's also a lot that's very, very right, starting with Mark Rylance's astonishing performance-capture portrayal of the Big Friendly Giant created by author Roald Dahl. The right stuff makes it worth seeing.
A highly controversial documentary film is coming to Wichita for some special screenings, including one with the filmmaker in attendance for a Q&A session. “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” has sparked a roiling, intense debate among the scientific and autism community and on social media.
'Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe' official trailer