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‘Roxanne Roxanne’ and 5 More Netflix Originals Featuring Strong, Unique Female Voices

Hip-hop biopics are a Hollywood mainstay. But until now, the subgenre has largely favored male rappers (N.W.A., Tupac, Biggie, Eminem) and it’s been rare to find a movie that successfully cements the legacy of a female artist. Sundance hit “Roxanne Roxanne” changes that, bringing to life the story of ‘80s sensation Lolita Shante Gooden, better […]

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‘Krypton’ Blends “Monster of the Week” Antics and Lunkheaded Social Commentary in “The Rankless Initiative”

It’s that time of the week in which I view the latest episode of Krypton and ask the question foremost in our minds: Is the show getting better? Dare I say that this week, we’ve seen some improvement? This week’s episode, “The Rankless Initiative,” actually has a better defined pace and a clear motive: Seg […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Asghar Farhadi Teams Up With Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Put simply, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is one of the greatest working filmmakers on the planet and he found some recognition in the appellation when his 2017 film “The Salesman” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. And he did so without stepping a foot inside the Dolby Theater, refusing to attend the ceremonies […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ First Trailer: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Unravel in Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes Opener

Married couples unraveling is a common story element in the films of Iranian Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, and the director’s latest project, “Everybody Knows,” isn’t going to change that. The filmmaker’s first Spanish-language drama stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The first international trailer has debuted, and it makes it clear the narrative will require […]

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