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…

The team behind Hereditary says making the film was “therapeutic”—even if watching it won’t be

At this point, just two days away from the film’s wide release, the Hereditary hype train is at full steam. Our own A.A. Dowd, who saw it at Sundance, gave the film his stamp of approval, calling it “pure emotional terrorism.” It’s managed to disturb Edgar Wright, Barry Jenkins, Elijah Wood, and every A.V. Club

Yeardley Smith and the cast of All Square aren’t sure whether Trump will last the full term

In the new comedy All Square, Michael Kelly plays a bookie who befriends a former high school classmate’s son and starts taking bets on his little league games. At the premiere of the film, we asked Kelly and his co-stars—Yeardley Smith, Tom Everett Scott, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.—if they’d make bets on the ending of…

Reggie Watts tries to get Freddie Highmore to do his taxes in our game "Who'd You Rather?"

Earlier this year, Reggie Watts brought his adaptation of the British game show Taskmaster to Comedy Central. As the titular figure, Watts challenges celebrity contestants—the first season starred Lisa Lampanelli, Freddie Highmore, Ron Funches, Dillon Francis, and Kate Berlant—to perform simple but bizarre tasks in…