Superhero set-pieces don’t come much better than the ones in Incredibles 2

It’s mid-June, which means Pixar is racing another shiny all-ages blockbuster into theaters: Incredibles 2, Brad Bird’s belated return to animation and to his first family of incognito superheroes, scrambling through another retro-futuristic adventure and some of the best action scenes in superhero-cinema history. On…

Despite a game cast, Ocean's 8 lacks the style and substance of its predecessors

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing Ocean’s 8, the female-fronted soft-sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. Directed by The Hunger Games’ Gary Ross, Ocean’s 8 unfortunately lacks the polish, charm, and wit of…

Ocean’s 8, an Incredible family, and a whole Jurassic World of dinosaurs invade theaters this June

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every

Solo provides the easy fan service that The Last Jedi daringly denied us

After a brief hiatus, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with a new edition of Film Club, discussing Disney’s latest trip to the galaxy far, far away, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Wherein the last entry in the Star Wars saga broke from convention (to the chagrin of some die-hard…

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The best movies of Cannes 2018, plus a serious Palme D’Or threat at the end of the festival

Apologies to anyone hoping for a first impression on the closing night film of Cannes, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. It’s premiering right now, as I type this, but I’m on a flight to New York instead, ready to return to real life after 11 days in the bubble. I’ve missed or am missing a few other…