The Best Sasquatch Movie Ever Wouldn’t Have Happened Without Jesse Eisenberg

— Bleeker Street One night, in the early 1980s, Nathan and David Zellner turned on an episode of In Search of… and discovered a new obsession. Leonard Nimoy’s supernatural-themed TV show had dedicated 22 minutes to Bigfoot, and the brothers couldn’t get enough. The...

Apple’s Stylish New Noir Thriller Wouldn’t Have Happened Without Colin Farrell

— Apple TV+ Colin Farrell is no stranger to playing the grizzled detective. His Sonny Crockett in Michael Mann’s Miami Vice was a taciturn undercover detective, while Ray Velcoro in True Detective was a volatile corrupt cop. But he’s never played a character quite...

Netflix’s “Unadaptable” Sci-Fi Epic Radically Changes the Books — And That’s Why it Works

— Netflix David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are beset with a “deep-seated masochism,” or so they tell Inverse. The co-creators of Game of Thrones already faced all the trials and tribulations of adapting a beloved, dense genre novel previously considered “unadaptable,”...

The Director of 2024’s Most Controversial Satire Addresses Its Biggest Criticisms

— Focus Features There aren’t many Black filmmakers out there who’d willingly center their story on the “magical negro.” The cinematic trope is dehumanizing by design. Like the Mammy or other racial stereotypes, Magical Negroes have no internal narrative of their own:...

‘Dune 2’s Best Scene Reveals an Unsettling Truth About Its Villains

— Warner Bros. Compared to many other sci-fi blockbusters, there’s not much about Dune that’s black-and-white. The end of Dune: Part Two proves that its protagonist, Paul Atreides, is no hero, and that his holy war will reap nothing but galaxy-wide devastation. But in...