The Kid Who Would Be King

In our divided times, full of tribalist posturing and a culture that seems to thrive on greed, selfishness and scorn, it’s easy to lose track of the message we’re sending to kids. They look at the future, and what do they see? A planet in peril, grownups demonizing one another based on nationality, wealth and

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part: Movie Review

Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s original, titled The Lego Movie, which in retrospect reads as a punchline—the joke set-up being its greenlighting—translated the all-access everything of young people’s lives in 2014 into an overstimulated smorgasbord of pop cultural detritus. Everything is awesome when everything is accessible, Ninja Turtles and Batman and Harry Potter and Gandalf

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film review

Dragon Ball super: Broly What can be said of Dragon Ball now that hasn’t already been said several times over in the past three decades? An a shonen adventure classic-turned-international phenomenon from the moment the series made landfall in West during the ’80s, the enduring significance and popularity of Akira Toriyama’s magnum opus is beyond

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Film review

Movie-making is an intensely collaborative endeavor. That’s hardly an original insight, but it’s something too easily forgotten when one has shifted into “feed me!” mode as the trailers, concessions ads and Coca-Cola propaganda pieces preface the main attraction. With so many moving parts, and so many different people moving them, just finishing a film—be it

Shoplifters: Movie Review (Features, Story, cast)

“A family is what you make it.” Marge Kennedy, author of children’s educational texts, made this observation back in the 1990s, and probably didn’t have Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters in mind when she did. In his second release of 2018 (following July’s minor but very good The Third Murder), Kore-eda ushers Kennedy’s philosophy toward an extreme

Beale Street Could Talk: Movie Review

In Widows, Brian Tyree Henry plays a man attempting to cover up a sinister past by wresting power from the white institutions who put him in such a compromised position in the first place, but in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, for 12 minutes or so, he completely occupies the screen helplessly unable

Escape Room Movie Review(Story, features and cast)

One of the defining features of popular, even mainstream horror cinema in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 was an indulgence in the graphic, gory violence wrought upon seemingly honest, everyday people. From Hostel to James Wan’s Saw (written by Leigh Whannell), post-9/11 horror of this sort, the kind that reveled in broken bones and

Cold Work: Movie Review(Wiktor,Zula,Pawlikowski,Kaczmarek)

Consideration of the past often invites opportunities for heartache, especially when the past being considered is one’s own. Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s new movie, Cold War, gets especially personal, building a bittersweet romance over the course of the 1950s, a love that first ignites, then smolders, between two people as their lives intersect through the

Top 10 Best Movies in Theaters Right Now

For all of the at-home movie-watching options available to today’s audiences, none quite compare to the experience of going out to catch a film in a theater. Paste’s monthly guides for Netflix, HBO and Amazon cover the best of what’s out there if you’re an unrepentant couch potato, but we also want to recommend the