‘Coyote,’ Starring Michael Chiklis, is Frustrating Border Patrol Fanfiction: TV Review

Throughout the first episode of “Coyote,” I kept waiting for a moment that might surprise me. Surely, I thought, this swashbuckling tale of a recently retired Border Patrol agent (Michael Chiklis) has more to offer than bursts of violence and … Read more…

MRKR Soars As FDA Lifts Hold On MT-401, RYTM Sells Priority Review Voucher, MLND Dumps MLE-301

Today’s Daily Dose brings you news about the FDA lifting the partial clinical hold on Marker Therapeutics’ phase II post-transplant acute myeloid leukemia trial; Rhythm selling its Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher for $ 100 million; Hoth Therapeutics’ financing … Read more…

Netflix’s ‘History of Swear Words,’ Hosted by Nicolas Cage, Skims the Entertaining Surface: TV Review

“History of Swear Words” opens with Nicolas Cage, solemn as a rock, turning to the camera and unleashing a torrent of famous lines joined by one crucial, undeniably satisfying element: the thrill of forcefully exhaling the word “fuck.” With the … Read more…

‘Babenco: Tell Me When I Die’ Review: A Moving, Eccentric Lover’s Elegy for Héctor Babenco

“I have already lived my death — all that’s left is to make the movie.” So says celebrated Argentine-Brazilian filmmaker Héctor Babenco in a documentary that, sure enough, attempts to bring closure to a life already concluded. After three decades … Read more…

‘We Can Be Heroes’ Review: Robert Rodriguez’s Genial Homemade Kiddie Superhero Flick for Netflix

Robert Rodriguez famously made his first feature, “El Mariachi” (1993), for $ 7,000, and in the years since he’s made a point, rather charmingly, of staying in touch with that DIY side of himself. This first became apparent in the … Read more…

Eminem Remains in His Comfort Zone, For Better and Worse, on ‘Music to Be Murdered By – Side B’: Album Review

Think what you will about “Music to Be Murdered By – Side B,” but you can’t say Eminem’s not having fun. This has hardly been a given on many of Marshall Mathers’ recent releases. Whether he was struggling to live … Read more…

‘Euphoria’ Lets Rue Catch Her Breath in Special Episode ‘Trouble Don’t Last Always’: TV Review

When I think of “Euphoria,” I think of neon lights, glitter smeared across bleary eyes, dizzying camera angles betraying the disoriented teenage mania that fuels it. I think of Rue (Zendaya) staring across a crowded room at Jules (Hunter Schaefer) … Read more…

‘My Psychedelic Love Story’ Review: Timothy Leary on the Run in the ’70s, as Told by His Renegade Socialite Lover

Timothy Leary, the rock-star professor of 1960s acid-head mysticism, had a grin that said a lot about him. He was quite handsome, with that mane of silver-dark hair, the jutting chin and Irish eyes, that gleaming wall-of-teeth smile. He looked … Read more…

‘Shawn Mendes: In Wonder’ Review: Featherweight Film Provides Little Insight Beyond Pop Doc Tropes

Netflix has enjoyed a run of good luck with a string of music documentaries in the last year: films about Taylor Swift, Blackpink and J Balvin that, even if they were commissioned by the stars or their management, managed to … Read more…

‘Shawn Mendes: In Wonder’ Review: Featherweight Film Provides Little Insight Beyond Pop Doc Tropes

Netflix has enjoyed a run of good luck with a string of music documentaries in the last year: films about Taylor Swift, Blackpink and J Balvin that, even if they were commissioned by the stars or their management, managed to … Read more…

‘Fatman’ Review: Mel Gibson Plays Santa Claus in a Movie that Will Feel like a Christmas Gift to the Gibson Faithful and a Stunt to Anyone Else

In the years since Mel Gibson fell from the grace of his celebrity, we’ve been through the Mel Gibson-is-canceled stage (which happened but didn’t take), the Mel Gibson-gets-a-cameo-as-found-object-of-infamy stage, the Mel Gibson-crawls-back-to-nail-a-nutzoid-lead-role stage (remember “The Beaver”?), the Mel Gibson-has-become-the-hero-of-Z-thrillers-that-exploit-his-disreputability stage, … Read more…

‘Mortal’ Review: A Norwegian Superhero Origin Story That’s Less Norse, More Snores

In “Mortal,” a film plagued by assorted crises and confusions of identity, one stands out at the very beginning: It’s an R-rated superhero movie that assumes its audience doesn’t know the meaning of its title. An introductory chyron helpfully offers … Read more…

‘The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel’ Review: A More Profound Documentary Than the First One

In 2003, the Canadian documentary “The Corporation” offered what it took to be a bold new thesis about the way corporations work. The film seized on an enormous legal-cultural quirk: that corporations, in terms of how the government and financial … Read more…

‘The Craft: Legacy’ Review: Blah Blumhouse Reboot Is Everything the 1996 Camp Classic Rebelled Against

Nearly a quarter-century has gone by since cult horror classic “The Craft” tapped into a pre-Harry Potter fascination with witches, giving teenage audiences a sense of how empowering it might feel for four young women, persecuted by date-rapey D-bags and … Read more…

‘Belushi’ Review: R.J. Cutler’s Documentary Does Justice to the Ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedian

There’s a telling moment in “Belushi,” R.J. Cutler’s meticulous and touching life-and-death-of-a-comedy-legend documentary, in which John Belushi, a rising star at Second City in Chicago, gets asked during a radio interview what he thinks of Lou Costello — who was, … Read more…

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Letter to You’ Effectively Combines Mortal Musings With Musical Comfort Food: Album Review

If you predicted that, in the fall of 2020, Bon Jovi would release an album about the malaise of Trumpian politics and the demise of the American dream, while fellow Jersey son Bruce Springsteen would put out a record that … Read more…

‘Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds’ Review: Werner Herzog’s Meteor Mystery Tour

Werner Herzog has always thirsted for the uncanny. It’s there in the primal awe he imparted to a grizzly bear in “Grizzly Man,” the cracked rapture of Klaus Kinski’s glowering megalomaniacal conquistador in “Aguirre, the Wrath of God,” and the … Read more…

‘Pink Skies Ahead’ Review: Jessica Barden Is All Attitude in This Stylized Look at Anxiety Issues

In first-time-director Kelly Oxford’s snappy, super-saturated account of her personal battle with anxiety disorder, “Pink Skies Ahead,” the main character is named Winona, but it’s her best friend Stephanie who does all the shoplifting. It’s like a compulsion: Every time … Read more…

HHW Gaming Review: ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Delivers The Authentic ‘Star Wars’ Experience Fans Will Love

Source: EA / Motive Studios Does Motive Studios/EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons deliver the authentic experience of hopping into your favorite starfighter from the iconic films? It most certainly does. Like the Star Wars films, there have been a sh*t load … Read more…

Antipodes’s Aura Manuka Honey Mask Is My New Favorite Treatment for Calming Irritated Skin — Editor Review

When the weather gets cooler and dryer, Allure contributor Kaleigh Fasanella likes to pamper her skin with hydrating masks on the daily. Lately, she’s been loving Antipodes’s Aura Manuka Honey Mask because it’s ultra-soothing, nourishing, and hydrating. Allure BEST DEAL … Read more…

‘The War with Grandpa’ Review: Robert De Niro Coasts Through a Toothless, Feel-Good ‘Home Alone’ Knockoff

“The War with Grandpa” opens with a feisty encounter between Robert De Niro and a supermarket scanner. The supermarket has eliminated all its cashiers, and De Niro’s Ed, a senior citizen who wants to check out his cart full of … Read more…

‘Books of Blood’ Review: ‘Salem’ Creators Deliver Soft-Cover Version of Clive Barker’s Freaky Horror Anthology for Hulu

When it comes to low-budget horror movies, even the good ones tend to slip by unnoticed, which probably explains why “Salem” creators Brannon Braga and Adam Simon were drawn to a brand name like Clive Barker’s “Books of Blood” to … Read more…

‘A Call to Spy’ Review: Femme-Focused WWII Drama Offers Up Fresh Heroes in Britain’s Tradecraft History

“A Call to Spy” braids the stories of three decorated WWII spies to reveal — and to revel in — their pivotal roles in British spy craft and history. The title may fall flat but the movie, a sturdy directorial … Read more…

‘On the Rocks’ Review: Bill Murray, His Scampishness Undimmed, Reunites with ‘Lost in Translation’ Director Sofia Coppola

If you go back and watch Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” (2003), you’ll see that it’s lost none of its shimmer — that airily crafted blend of mood and moment, location and dislocation, all wrapped around the delicate tale of … Read more…

‘Shadow in the Cloud’ Review: Chloë Grace Moretz’s Feminist, High-Flying Monster Movie Is a Blast

Some films demand a willing suspension of disbelief, expecting audiences to put aside quibbles of what’s plausible, probable or even possible. Roseanne Liang’s “Shadow in the Cloud” parts ways with credibility altogether. This insanely entertaining high-altitude horror movie — which … Read more…

‘I Care a Lot’ Review: Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage Are Riveting in a Scam-Artist Thriller That Won’t Let Go

“I Care a Lot” is a sleekly unnerving thriller. Rosamund Pike, in killer suits and a bob so precise it looks like a blonde helmet sliced with a laser, plays Marla Grayson, a conservator who’s really a con artist. She’ll … Read more…

‘The Secrets We Keep’ Review: Noomi Rapace Discovers An Incognito War Criminal in Taut Suspense Drama

It’s been a rueful joke for three-quarters of a century now that after World War 2, there were miraculously no Nazis (or even ex-Nazis) left in Germany. To start unblemished postwar lives, an entire generation invented cover stories to minimize … Read more…

‘The Macaluso Sisters’ Review: A Generations-Spanning Tale of Sisterhood and Sorrow

Doves flutter, girls chatter, life sputters on — and sometimes gutters out — in Emma Dante’s tempestuous and touching sophomore feature “The Macaluso Sisters.” To imagine the decades-long catch-and-release sweep of a single lifespan and condense it into one sub-90-minute … Read more…

‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale

A decade ago, Tomm Moore startled the world by landing an Oscar nomination for “The Secret of Kells,” an independent animated feature that wowed those who saw it with its distinctive look (extrapolated from illuminated manuscripts) and near-phosphorescent palette (leaves … Read more…

‘Limbo’ Review: The Refugee Crisis Takes an Offbeat Comic Turn in This Toronto-via-Cannes Premiere

Spartan and wind-whipped and 25 miles from the already far-flung mainland of northern Scotland, the Uist Islands would be a disorienting place for most outsiders to find themselves stranded for an indefinite amount of time — and that’s without the … Read more…

‘Enemies of the State’ Review: Espionage-Style Whistle-Blowing Documentary Thrills and Shocks Until the End

By its very composition, the amalgam word hacktivism houses a peculiar dichotomy. On one hand, it alludes to promoting justice through necessary online disobedience. On the other, the ethics of whatever those rule-breaking actions or their consequences might be remain … Read more…

Production Problems Spur Broad FAA Review of Boeing Dreamliner Lapses

Production problems at a Boeing 787 Dreamliner factory have prompted air-safety regulators to review quality-control lapses potentially stretching back almost a decade. The plane maker says there is no immediate safety threat. WSJ.com: US Business SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ Review: A Powerfully Timely and Absorbing Documentary About Voter Suppression

Here’s a startling statistic for you. In Mississippi, at the height of the Reconstruction era (which lasted until 1877), African-American voter registration stood at 67 percent. A century later, after America had defeated the Nazis and was being held up … Read more…

Apple makes subtle changes to the App Store review policy, adds appeal mechanism for developers

Apple and its App Store policies have been deeply embroiled in controversy over the past few months. Engaged on multiple fronts, Cupertino has been making headlines in disputes with Epic Games and Facebook over in-app purchases, with a business model … Read more…

Coronavirus Update: Amid Public Distrust, Doctors Call for Independent Review of New Vaccine

As vaccine manufacturers prepare to put a cure for Covid-19 on the market, several physicians and health experts nationwide are attempting to create an independent commission to review data from coronavirus vaccine trials before a vaccine is released on the … Read more…

‘Tezuka’s Barbara’ Review: Erotic Manga Adaptation Is Visually Striking but Emotionally Undercooked

Based on a ’70s manga by Japanese master Osamu Tezuka, a bored writer’s affair with his beguiling young muse gets the live-action treatment in “Tezuka’s Barbara.” Primarily concerned with the story’s excursions into erotic surrealism and the occult while playing … Read more…

‘Critical Thinking’ Review: John Leguizamo’s Inspirational High-School Chess Drama

“Critical Thinking” is one of those up-from-the-streets high-school competition movies where just mentioning the true story it’s based on kind of gives the game away. Set in 1998, it’s about the five chess wizards from Miami Jackson High who became … Read more…

Rio Tinto cutting executive bonuses after review of cave destruction in Australia

Rio Tinto said Monday it will cut the short-term bonuses of some senior executives but stopped short of leadership overhaul following review of the company’s destruction of two ancient caves in Australia. Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and two other leaders … Read more…

‘Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies’ Review: A Comprehensive Documentary Lays the Cinema Bare

Even those who consider themselves experts in the subject will find a provocative treasure trove of images and anecdotes in “Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies.” Danny Wolf’s documentary is a breezy, open-eyed, and often encyclopedic compendium of … Read more…

‘Overall it’s like the most chaotic Pinterest board made real’ – Birch, Hertfordshire: review

Birch is the latest ‘concept’ hotel to chase the Instagram generation, but haphazard design and pricey wellness and creative activities leave little room for relaxation Arriving at Birch, you would be forgiven for thinking you were headed to a service … Read more…