'Joker' Is a Terrifyingly Realistic Window Into White Terrorism

We need to reckon with how closely Todd Phillips's villain mirrors real-life mass shooters, and the poisonous ideologies they subscribe to.


'A Star Is Born' Examines Pop's Destructive Relationship with Drug Abuse

The film, starring Lady Gaga in her first feature role, is a harsh look at the realities of fame.


Why I Risked My Life Making a Movie in Afghanistan

Tarique Qayumi had to shoot ‘Black Kite’ covertly to avoid attracting unwanted attention from the Taliban.


We Talked to Vince Vaughn About His Hyper-Violent New Movie

Brawl in Cell Block 99 has the makings of an exploitation film, but beyond the crushed skulls and broken arms, there’s feeling.


Why David Simon Took on the Sex Industry as a ‘Middle-aged White Man’

‘The Deuce’ creators Simon and George Pelecanos tell us about the challenges of getting porn and sex work right.


Liam Neeson Has Kicked His Last Ass

The 65-year-old announced that he will no longer be using his particular set of acting skills for action films anymore.


Here’s What to Watch Next if You’re Riding the 'Prestige Horror' Wave

Films like Get Out and It Comes at Night have been getting a lot of love, and even some awards buzz, so we asked a horror film programmer what’s going on with the genre.


What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.


‘Blair Witch’ Brings the Found-Footage Genre into the Snapchat Era

With the horror film's sequel opening this weekend, we look at how 'The Blair Witch Project' revolutionised scary movies for a culture steeped in rapidly captured, real-time images.


The Best and Worst Portrayals of Women from the Toronto International Film Festival

We put TIFF films starring the likes of Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Ellen Page, and Catherine Keener (among others) to the Bechdel test.


Here Are All The Movies You Will Be Watching Later This Year

This year's TIFF lineup looks pretty dope.