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Mike Nichols, I Admired You Before I Even Knew You

Filmotomy About three years ago I wanted to write about the various, lasting directorial débuts in movie history, not just in my lifetime, but before I was even born. And what impact those first films had, how it shaped their careers, what it [...]

There’s Something Wrong With This Iron Man 3 Scene

One Spark is not like the other.  Rhett Allain writes: Late at night, I tend to flip through the channels just to see what’s up. If there’s a good movie on, I might watch part of it—and recently, I stumbled on Iron Man 3. I know [...]

China Box Office Poised To Hit $8.3B In 2017

Nancy Tartaglione reports: Chinese box office is expected to see a strong boost when 2017’s final numbers are tallied: up as much as 20% or more to RMB 55B ($8.31B), according to the state media authority. The growth this year is spurred on by the [...]

Tommy Lee Jones to Head Tokyo Festival Jury

Patrick Frater reports: Veteran American actor Tommy Lee Jones will head the competition jury at next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival. The 30th edition of the festival will run Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 in venues across the Japanese capital. [...]

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Iron Man’s Suit

Iron Man is one of Marvel’s most successful superheroes, but what do you really know about Iron Man’s suit? Alexandria Ingham writes: Spider-Man Homecoming is almost here. Many fans can’t wait to see Tom Holland in the role of the young [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Delivers the Goods

Mixing a John Hughes-like coming-of-age comedy and the modern superhero blockbuster turns out to be a great idea. Kyle Smith writes We’ve seen a lot of dark superhero movies (including most of the DC ones) and a lot of smarmy ones (Guardians of [...]