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From Poor Things To Oppenheimer: 5 Must-See Oscar-Nominated And Critics Favorite Films

From Poor Things to Oppenheimer: 5 Must-See Oscar-Nominated Films 2024 ( Photo Credit – IMDb ) As Barb-enheimer, one of the most iconic cinematic clashes of the past year, comes to an end, movie buffs and cinephiles look to this year with a lot of hope. 2024 was surely an iconic year for the film industry, with the release of some of the biggest hits like Barbie, Oppenheimer, and Poor Things. Movies with risky plotlines raised the bar high for movie lovers in the past year. Featuring stellar casts and gripping plots, here…

What the Anthropocene’s critics overlook, and why it really should be a new geological epoch

by Simon Turner, Colin Waters, Jan Zalasiewicz and Martin J. Head, The Conversation Geologists on an international subcommission recently voted down a proposal to formally recognize that we have entered the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch representing the time when massive, unrelenting human impacts began to overwhelm the Earth's regulatory systems. A new epoch needs a

‘Critics Don’t Get It, But The People Get It’: Ziggy Marley Weighs In On Bob Marley: One Love’s Negative Reviews And Surprise Box Office…

Bob Marley: One Love has been a hit with audiences since arriving in theaters this past February. A lot of those positive feelings don't track with a number of film critics, though, who've seemingly been a bit tougher on the musical biopic. (Of course, critic and audience division isn’t unusual when it comes to a movie or TV show, as the group's tastes can differ.) Up until this point, the Marley family has remained silent on the discourse. Now, the late reggae legend’s eldest son, Ziggy Marley, has finally weighed in on…

Critics Have Seen Imaginary, And They Can’t Find The Horror In The New Blumhouse Flick

It’s a good time to be a horror fan, with new and creative ideas being regularly introduced through the genre, and the best part is we don’t even have to wait until Halloween to get great ones. We’ve already seen a couple of spooky options hit the 2024 movie schedule, and up next we have Imaginary (not to be confused with John Krasinski’s IF — another movie about imaginary friends) from Blumhouse Productions. Critics have seen Imaginary, and most of them say they were left wanting when it came to the scares.Jeff Wadlow…

Jack Antonoff Rips Taylor Swift’s Songwriting Critics: Don’t Go There

Jack Antonoff won’t suffer fools who question his friend Taylor Swift, whom he has been collaborating with since 2012. In a Los Angeles Times interview ahead of the release of Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department (out April 19), the musician-producer touted Swift’s songwriting and said anyone who didn’t see her chops is “toast” to him. In January 2022, Damon Albarn suggested the pop star didn’t write her own songs, in an interview with Los Angeles Times, claiming that it isn’t really the same when there are…

Critics Have Seen Drive-Away Dolls, And They’re All Saying The Same Thing About Ethan Coen’s Road Trip Comedy

Ethan Coen has brought us some wildly entertaining movies in partnership with his brother Joel, including Fargo and The Big Lebowski (and they now have a horror movie in the works), so it’s no surprise that his upcoming road comedy Drive-Away Dolls has piqued the interest of movie lovers. The film, which stars Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan, is scheduled to hit theaters February 23 after a months-long delay due to last year’s entertainment industry strikes. Critics have screened the film, and the majority…

Whoopi Goldberg defends Malia Obama’s stage name against critics

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeWhoopi Goldberg has defended Malia Obama’s decision to ditch her famous last name for her creative projects.Last month, the eldest daughter of former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama premiered her debut short film, The Heart, at the Sundance Film Festival. The 18-minute short starring Tunde Adebimpe and Latonya Borsay, is written and directed by the 25-year-old.…

Kristen Stewart Claps Back At Critics Of Her Rolling Stone Cover: “I’m Happy With It”

Kristen Stewart has spoken out in defense of her provocative photoshoot for the March issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which sparked widespread debate and mixed reactions online.The Twilight actress fired back at critics by pointing out that people feel uncomfortable with the display of female sexuality that doesn’t conform to the norms aimed at pleasing straight men. And that’s exactly why she’s “really happy with it,” she said.Kristen also said she had a “great time” doing the Rolling Stone interview and poked fun at…

Critics Have Seen Madame Web, And They’re Brutal On Dakota Johnson And Sydney Sweeney’s New Movie

Cinematic Universes are the order of the day in the superhero movie world, but all of them seem to be having problems. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still trying to find itself post-Infinity War. The DCU is going in for the full reboot treatment, and Sony’s Spider-Manless live-action Spider-Verse, is still running in place. Madame Web the latest entry in the franchise is a movie nobody asked for, and even Sony doesn’t seem sure why it exists.I was one critic who was…lucky(?) enough to see Madame Web to review, and I…

Critics Have Seen Bob Marley: One Love, And They’re All Saying The Same Thing About The Biopic

There’s one name that comes to mind first when you think of reggae music, Jamaica and Rastafarianism, and that’s Bob Marley. This Valentine’s Day we’re finally going to see his story come to life in the upcoming biopic Bob Marley: One Love, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green in his first project since King Richard starring Will Smith. Critics have had the opportunity to screen the film ahead of its release, and while they’ve got plenty of praise for the lead actors, the movie overall has failed to capture much…