Ralph Fiennes in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

The 7 best Ralph Fiennes movies include a few you may never have heard of

The British actor regularly upends our expectations.

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

September 22
Filmmaker, author and actor Melvin Van Peebles, in his Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan on Jan. 12, 2010. Van Peebles, the filmmaker praised as
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the "blaxploitation" wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.
Variety
September 16
Studios are hoping theater-exclusive films like “No Time to Die” have a strong enough pull to get viewers off the couch and back into the multiple

Movies navigate a brave new world of streaming and theaters reopening

Streamers aren't going anywhere. Can multiplexes lure moviegoers off their couches and into theaters again?
Variety
September 16
“Dune”

10 hottest movies to see this fall, from 'Dune' to a new Bond film

Studios are hoping theater-exclusive films have a strong enough pull to get viewers back into the multiplex.
Variety
September 16
Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

'Eyes of Tammy Faye' has little to say about the late evangelist

Tammy Faye Bakker biopic feels cartoonish.
Variety
September 16
Cherry Jones in “Signs.”

Watch the 7 best movies from the greatest actor that fans barely knew

You may not have no­ticed how many fine movies fea­ture this char­ac­ter ac­tor.
Variety
September 16
Clint Eastwood in “Cry Macho.”

Clint Eastwood goes down a familiar path in 'Cry Macho'

A plucky rooster named Macho, a wayward teenager, Rafo (Eduardo Minett), and a faded rodeo star played with a familiar dyspeptic wince by Clint Eastwood…
TV & Media
September 10
Scarlett Johansson stars in “Black Widow,” a prequel exploring her origins.

Out on home video Sept. 14: 'The Black Widow' and 'The Boss Baby: Family Business'

Out Tuesday• "Black Widow"• "The Boss Baby: Family Business"• "Zola"• "Catch the Bullet"• "Censor"• "Eli Roth's History of Horror, Season 2"• "Magnum P.I.": Season Three"•…
Movies
September 9
“Every Little Step” goes behind the scenes of “A Chorus Line.” Sony Pictures Classics

7 best films that capture the 'miracle' of live theater

As live theater returns, see these documentaries about putting it together.
Variety
September 9
Oscar Isaac in “The Card Counter.”

Paul Schrader's 'Card Counter' is another complex drama about morality

A gambler harbors big secrets in this morally complex film.
Movies
September 7
Chadwick Boseman voiced T’Challa in “What If ...?”

Marvel's 'What if?' TV series is more than just funny questions

The comic book "What if?" began in 1977 with a single question: "What if Spider-Man had joined the Fantastic Four?" (Turns out, he'd break them…
Movies
September 5
Corin Rogers, Joseph Carter Wilson, Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in 1975’s “Cooley High.”

Black Film Archive offers history, context

More than 200 films included in the recently launched project.
Movies
September 3
HBO Max Darkseid (Ray Porter) in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”

Out on DVD Sept. 7: 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' and 'Together Together'

Out Tuesday• "Zack Snyder's Justice League"• "Together Together"• "Bull: Season Five"• "Chicago P.D.: Season Eight"• "Great White"• "Slaxx"• "SEAL Team: Season Four"• "The Gateway"• "Young…
Movies
September 2
Laika Studios/Focus Features  Monkey, voiced by Charlize Theron, and Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson, in “Kubo and the Two Strings.”   via AP

Handcrafted and beautiful, meet the 7 best stop-motion movies of all time

Painstakingly handcrafted, these seven stop-motion films offer a fresh way to see the world.
Variety
September 2
Michael Greyeyes in "Wild Indian."Vertical Entertainment

Minnesota filmmaker makes a promising debut with taut thriller 'Wild Indian'

Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. shows restraint in a taut drama that confronts a tragic past.
Movies
September 2
Ying Nan (Michelle Yeoh) and Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

Marvel's latest movie, 'Shang-Chi,' is a fantastic, playful adventure

Inventive and funny, "Shang-Chi" pushes the superhero franchise in exciting new directions.
Variety
September 2
Camila Cabello is Ella and Billy Porter is Fab G in a new retelling of “Cinderella.”Kerry Brown • Amazon

A modern 'Cinderella,' with Camila Cabello, is funny and female-forward

Modern version of the classic puts feminism at its center.
Variety
August 31
Dreamland Faces — Andy McCormick and Karen Majewicz — at the Trylon Cinema, where they’ll perform live scores to silent Buster Keaton films.

Treasures of Twin Cities film scene, musical duo Dreamland Faces returns after studio fire

Minneapolis duo Dreamland Faces create distinctive soundtracks for films that have none.
Variety
August 27
Anthony Ramos, left, and Melissa Barrera in Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights,” based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical.

Out on video Aug. 31: 'In the Heights' and 'Mortal Kombat Legends'

Out Tuesday• "In the Heights"• "Spirit Untamed"• "12 Mighty Orphans"• "Beasts of No Nation"• "Blue Bloods: The Eleventh Season"• "Fear the Walking Dead: Season 6"•…
Movies
August 26
Farley Granger and Robert Walker in the 1951 thriller “Strangers on a Train.”

Meet Patricia Highsmith, the writer who inspired some of the best movies ever made

The late crime writer inspired some of the best movies ever made, from Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" to "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
Variety
August 26
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy in "Candyman." Universal

There's just as much bad as good in overstuffed 'Candyman' remake

There's way too much going on in this reimagining of a horror film classic.
Movies
August 23
John Cena, Idris Elba and Daniela Melchior  in “The Suicide Squad.”

5 fun facts about 'The Suicide Squad' movie

"The Suicide Squad" premiered Aug. 5, written and directed by James Gunn ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), and yes, it's a hoot. Let me add to…