“The screenwriters don’t so much reinvent the formula as refresh it, infusing some familiar situations with an exuberant, generous, matter-of-factly feminist sensibility,” says A.O. Write to Eliza Berman at eliza.berman@time.com. Still, it's churlish to complain given we did get Captain Marvel and it was outstanding. There's so much in the film, it's bound to reward repeat viewing. Then it shifts into something far more complex.

The concept for Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee’s upcoming sci-fi action thriller — a hitman faces off against a clone of his younger self — first surfaced in the late 1990s. Styled as a road trip adventure, Toy Story 4 welcomes to the franchise new toys voiced by Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Keanu Reeves. Teenage coming of age comedy about a party before the protagonists go off to college! It's a feature that's at first bewildering – yet immediately thrilling – in its abrupt, sparse, experimental style. Ana de Armas gives a wonderful performance as the young woman, a nurse who also happens to be an immigrant, at the heart of the intrigue. We can be sure that Disneyphiles are going to swim in a sea of nostalgia with remakes of three Mouse House classics: Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King, all due before the height of summer. The 12th installment in the X-Men film series focuses on Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), as the mercurial mutant grapples with newfound power. It also cuts to the reason Alcott’s ideas still resonate: she knew how it felt to yearn for something more, even when you’re not sure what that something more is. Written by Emma Thompson, Last Christmas decks London in fairy lights and sprinkles it with glitter.

Was it perfect? The movie has a budget reported to be in the mid-$100 million range, and sees Martin Scorsese directing Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in a story about the killing of union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Alex Garland of Ex Machina and The Beach fame adapts one of the best sci-fi books of the past 10 years, Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation. The plot details of Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out have been kept under wraps, though Slashfilm reports that the horror/thriller has something to do with a couple (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) relaxing at a beach house with their kids until some visitors make their stay…not relaxing, if we are to judge from the movie poster. Buzz, Woody, Mr Potato Head and the rest of the toys are now in the possession of new owner Bonnie. We're cheating a little here. The big twist is that the upcoming movie will shift the book’s UK setting … The final film in the sequel trilogy has J.J. Abrams jumping from producer to director after Lucasfilm parted ways with Colin Trevorrow. Starring Jonah Hill’s sister, this is like a much better, more diversely represented Superbad. Karen Krizanovich. You will hear from us shortly. Avengers: End Game was an epic conclusion to Marvel's long-running saga, but (despite appearances) cinema is about more than when the next comic book movie is out.

This gorgeously layered film is great fun to watch, but it’s also perfectly placed in our era. Scott at the New York Times. How the hell did Uber lose $5bn in three months? By

In Pedro Almódovar’s Pain & Glory, Antonio Banderas gives the performance of a lifetime as 60-ish filmmaker Salvador Mallo—a stand-in, more or less, for Almódovar himself—who’s in so much physical pain that he’s uncertain whether he’ll ever work again. Distributor Paramount has described this Elton John movie as an “epic musical fantasy” focused on the early years of the singer-songwriter’s career. Hyper violence and a cult of deranged leaders: it is not hard to see how it all makes for a classic Tarantino. The 10 Best Movies of 2019 The 10 Best Movies of 2019. A New Rebecca Strives for Gothic Romance But Comes Up Short, Alarming Data Shows Possible Third Wave of COVID-19, Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. The stakes are high for Disney’s live-action remake of its 1992 animated classic loosely based on Arabian folktales. “Annihilation is more than mere visuals and it will shock, fascinate and haunt audiences, whatever screen it’s watched on,” says Benjamin Lee at The Guardian.

It's a quiet film, but one that thrums with a a primal rawness. At least not yet). Worse yet, his suffering is so intense that he may not care; instead of life after death, he’s settling for death before death, a premature leave-taking that’s a betrayal not just of his gifts, but of the time on earth any of us are given. It takes a courageous performer to embody a character who’s become almost so thoroughly intertwined with the vision of Heath Ledger’s bug-eyed, maniacally grinning mug. Sound familiar? Finn’s bestselling debut novel about a reclusive New York City woman who watches as the lives of the family across the street unravel. Heading into a new year at the movies, there are a few things we can be sure about. In your inbox every weekday at 12pm UK time. The Rock, who also produced the movie, plays a supporting role in this adaptation of a 2012 documentary about WWE star Paige’s ascent in the wrestling world. Madeleine Speed. Mindy Kaling writes and produces her first feature film, a comedy in which she stars alongside Emma Thompson, who plays a late-night TV host at risk of losing her post.

But Joaquin Phoenix will do just that, in this standalone character study of the Batman villain, helmed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman star. It remains to be seen whether this is the last we’ll see of the crew (Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, et al.) Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire; Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum; James Gray’s Ad Astra; Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart; Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory; Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage; Sam Mendes’ 1917; Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria Bell; Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn. Hailed by the Guardian as the 'defining film of the decade', director Mark Jenkins is surely destined for great things. Tom Hooper, who directed a movie adaptation of Les Misérables in 2012, has assembled a crew of felines that includes Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and James Corden. Here is TIME’s list of the best new movies coming out in 2019. It’s also pure joy, and as Dolemite himself would tell you, you never kick that out of bed. The film is better and more interesting than these gimmicks though – Scorcese delivers yet another classic gangster film. But the fourth outing for the duo that built Pixar looks like more than just a nostalgia play. Like the first film, Holland nails the lead role and the final act lifts a good film to a great one. ', What to Know About Shooting of Protesters in Nigeria, Pope Francis Offers New Support for Same-Sex Unions, The Disastrous Swedish Approach to Fighting COVID-19, You can unsubscribe at any time. In recent years, filmmaker James Gray has made beautiful movies set in 1920s New York (The Immigrant) and the depths of the Amazon rainforest (The Lost City of Z).

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The film comes out just a couple of months before The New Mutants introduces a new crop of specially gifted students. Whatever the outcome of Guy Ritchie’s effort, it’s guaranteed to generate a Twitterstorm of opinions once the film finally drops. This is Noah Baumbach’s most emotionally ragged movie, an acknowledgment that compromises aren’t nuisances that detract from life; they’re the stuff it’s built on. Every year some colleague or acquaintance will say to me, “This just wasn’t a very good year for movies.” To which I respond, invariably, “It was a great year for movies!” There are always terrific movies, because there are still filmmakers who believe in making the most of the medium. With the sexiest movies of 2019, there's no through line that connects them all outside the fact that each of them have the capability to raise an eyebrow (or two). ♻️ The truth behind the UK's biggest recycling myths. The film is not concerned with moralising or hammering home a political point, but merely laying out the horror of this reality through violent, dizzying immersion. Director Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers is lively and funny, as well as a reminder that it’s often women—and their children—who suffer most when an economic system driven largely by men collapses. Greta Gerwig follows up her Oscar-nominated debut feature, Lady Bird, with a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 19th-century classic. Also features troll sex! Here, he turns to outer space, where Brad Pitt plays an astronaut searching for his lost father and, while he’s at it, contemplating the role of humankind in the cosmos. “Structured like a home-invasion drama, ‘Us’ is a horror film—though saying so is like offering a reminder that “The Godfather” is a gangster film or that “2001: A Space Odyssey” is science fiction,” says the New Yorker’s Richard Brody.