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The Worst Movies of 2018, According to Metacritic: ‘Death of a Nation’ Tops the List

You’ve read about the best movies of 2018 — IndieWire’s staff list is topped by “Roma,” followed by “First Reformed,” “The Favourite,” “Cold War,” and “Shoplifters” — but what about the worst? As they do every year, the fine folks at Metacritic have crunched the numbers and come out with a list of the most […]

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Starry ‘Colette’ and ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Ignite Fall Specialty Box Office

The specialized fall season, rife with awards contenders, launched in earnest this weekend. Two limited openings — “Colette” (Bleecker Street) with Keira Knightley as the legendary writer and western “The Sisters Brothers” (Annapurna), the first English-language film from director Jacques Audiard — notched bigger grosses than any platform debuts since early July.This weekend also saw […]

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‘House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Debuts with $26.8M While Fellow New Releases Stumble

Despite the over performance of Universal’s new release The House with a Clock in Its Walls and the strong hold from Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor, this weekend is still one of the worst of the year. Things weren’t helped by the soft openings from Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and Assassination Nation as the three other […]

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Daily Podcast: Should Filmmakers Criticize Critics? Diablo, Child’s Play, Robert Redford, Life Itself, Joker, and The Eternals

On the September 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Diablo, Child’s Play, Robert Redford, Life Itself, Joker, and The Eternals. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Life Itself’

At some point in the career of far too many a rising writer-director, it seems, especially those who lean into the “writer” portion of their portfolio, a demon alights on their shoulder and whispers, “You should really make a generations-spanning interlocking-stories narrative that says something deep and elusive about the human condition.” Pausing to see […]

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‘Life Itself’ Review: Dan Fogelman’s Demented, Interconnected, and Morbid Epic Is Built on Bad Storytelling — Tiff

“Life Itself” thinks you’re stupid. Or, if not stupid, unable to understand how a movie should work. It’s a movie made for people who can’t be trusted to understand any storytelling unless it’s not just spoon-fed but ladled on, piled high, and explained via montage and voiceover. It’s the kind of movie that includes commercials […]

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‘The Old Man and the Gun’ Set for European Premiere at Zurich Film Festival

“The Old Man and the Gun,” starring Robert Redford and helmed by David Lowery, and “Life Itself,” from “This is Us” creator Dan Fogelman will have their European premieres at the Zurich Film Festival.“The Old Man and the Gun” could be Redford’s acting swansong. “Rumored to be Robert Redford’s final performance, this quiet spin on […]

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‘Life Itself’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac Charms the Hell Out of Olivia Wilde in a Drama from ‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman

When all the craziness of blockbuster summer has come to an end, it’ll be time to catch our breath with some quieter movies in fall. One of those movies is coming from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, and it looks like quite the charming romance that will make for a good date movie when […]

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