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Black Panther is one of Marvel's best and most dramatically complex movies

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky return to discuss the latest—and one of the greatest—from Marvel Studios, Black Panther. Directed by Creed and Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler, Black Panther veers from the template established by Marvel’s previous 18 films by introducing a…

Are the detractors right about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?

The Oscars are less than a month away, but there are a handful of films from this year’s Best Picture lineup we haven’t covered on Film Club. So we’re catching up with these contenders in a few special-edition episodes. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky argue the merits of

The Death Of Stalin cast shares some advice to help us get through the current political hellscape

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. Iannucci, who created political comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, is no stranger to political commentary. At the Sundance premiere for the film, Iannucci, as well as…

Ezra Furman closes his session with the fiery, anthemic “Suck The Blood From My Wounds”

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. This week, we’re sharing songs from Ezra Furman, whose latest record, Transangelic Exodus, was just released. In the final video from the session, Furman performs the opening…

The Academy’s taste may be improving, but it still finds room for Oscar bait like Darkest Hour

The Oscars are less than a month away, but there are a handful of films from this year’s Best Picture lineup we haven’t covered on Film Club. So we’re catching up with these contenders in a few special-edition episodes. First up, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss Darkest Hour

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Clint Eastwood directing military men with no acting experience goes about as well as expected

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are kicking off a new season of Film Club by discussing Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 To Paris, the latest film in the director’s recent streak of biographical thrillers, following Sully and American Sniper. Like those films, 15:17 explores real-life…