Hailee Steinfeld Is Ready For A Female-Led ‘Spider-Verse’ Spin-Off: “This Is The Time To Figure It Out”

Of all the characters that appeared in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse,” the two that have definitely gone on to become massive fan-favorites are Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. And though there is a ‘Spider-Verse’ sequel in the works that presumably features Morales as the lead character, there hasn’t been word on when we might see […]

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Film Score Pioneer Max Steiner Is Ripe for Rediscovery, with the Help of a New Biography

Composer Max Steiner, whose scores for “King Kong,” “Gone With the Wind” and “Casablanca” placed him in the movie-music pantheon, isn’t much discussed today. He seems to belong to that old-school, pre-synthesizer world of orchestral scoring from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.But as author Steven C. Smith points out in his engrossing new biography of […]

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‘The Last Days of American Crime’ Review: Olivier Megaton’s Netflix Heist Movie Is So Bad It Should Be Illegal

It’s hard to imagine that the definitive studio movie about Trump-era authoritarianism would come from the guy behind “Taken 2” and “Taken 3,” but that sure didn’t stop him from trying. Of course, you should never doubt the delusional self-confidence of a man who changed his last name to “Megaton,” just as you should never […]

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Film Writers Offer Alternatives To ‘The Help’ After Film Surges In Popularity On Netflix

When Netflix announced plans to help further show what people were watching with its Top 10 lists, people were initially very happy. Finally, instead of Netflix telling subscribers what’s “popular” and “trending,” we can see what is actually being watched. Well, unfortunately, that also means we get to see when bad films and TV series […]

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