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Recent articles by Brian:

Stephen King talks new novel 'Later,' kid protagonists and storytelling during COVID-19

Stephen King marries crime and horror again with new "Later," which features the latest in a long line of the legendary author's kid protagonists. → Read More

From 'Nomadland' to Jodie Foster's upset, what those Golden Globes wins mean for Oscars

Even though the Golden Globes are known for going rogue, there are some wins from Sunday, 'Nomadland' to Jodie Foster, that might affect the Oscars. → Read More

Golden Globes 2021 predictions: Who will win – and who should?

Let's predict the 2021 Golden Globes, where 'Nomadland' and 'Mank' tussle for best drama and Chadwick Boseman could continue a posthumous Oscar run. → Read More

Golden Globes 2021 predictions: Who will win – and who should?

Let's predict the 2021 Golden Globes, where 'Nomadland' and 'Mank' tussle for best drama and Chadwick Boseman could continue a posthumous Oscar run. → Read More

Golden Globes 2021: Countdown to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue is on

The Oscar season is finally heating up with Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. USA TODAY will be updating all night with live winners and highlights. → Read More

‘United States vs. Billie Holiday’ isn’t perfect, but its star is

R&B singer Andra Day astounds as the jazz legend and lifts biopic from mediocrity → Read More

What to stream this Valentine's Day weekend: 'Judas and the Black Messiah,' Netflix's 'To All the Boys 3'

New films out on streaming this Valentine's Day weekend: 'Judas and the Black Messiah' on HBO Max, Netflix's 'To All the Boys 3,' plus Sia's 'Music.' → Read More

Review: Daniel Kaluuya brings power, presence to 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield shine in 'Judas and the Black Messiah,' a historically dense period thriller about the FBI vs. Fred Hampton. → Read More

After controversial social media posts, 'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano is no longer a part of 'Star Wars' future

Gina Carano, a star of Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian,' no longer has a place in the 'Star Wars' universe after controversial social-media posts. → Read More

Review: Heartfelt 'Minari' reexamines the American Dream

An up-and-comer this awards season, Lee Isaac Chung's semi-autobiographical 'Minari' explores a Korean family taking on the American Dream. → Read More

Netflix's 'Mank' leads Golden Globes contenders with six nominations

The Oscar season is finally kicking into gear and 'Mank' is leading the pack with six nominations for Golden Globes, handed out Feb. 28. → Read More

All the best movies we saw at Sundance Film Festival, ranked (including 'Sesame Street' doc 'Street Gang')

The 2021 edition of Sundance Film Festival has gone virtual but isn't skimping on the cool independent cinema. Here's the best stuff we saw, ranked. → Read More

After 15 years of 'Supernatural' demons, 'Walker' star Jared Padalecki ropes a 'very human' new role

After being a monster-hunting brother on 15 seasons of 'Supernatural,' Jared Padalecki gets the spotlight as a Texas Ranger and dad in new 'Walker.' → Read More

What to stream this weekend: 'One Night in Miami,' 'Promising Young Woman,' 'Locked Down'

New films out on streaming this weekend: Amazon Prime debuts Regina King's "One Night in Miami," Carey Mulligan impresses in "Promising Young Woman." → Read More

Spoilers! Did you spot Gal Gadot's family in 'Wonder Woman 1984'? Here's why they joined in

'Wonder Woman 1984' not only helps Gal Gadot's heroine grow personally but also makes its case as a Christmas movie with a holiday coda. (Spoilers!) → Read More

Need a holiday escape? 100 entertaining movies from 2020 you still have time to stream

Thanks to COVID, we've had a lot more movies to stream at home this year. Here are 100 films you may have missed to watch over the holidays. → Read More

Ranked! The 10 best movies of 2020, from ‘One Night in Miami’ to ‘The Invisible Man’

This year turned Hollywood upside down but still had a host of great movies. Here are the 10 best of 2020, from 'One Night in Miami' to 'The Prom.' → Read More

10 movies you need to see before the most unpredictable Oscar season ever

It's been a nutty year for films, and the Oscars might be equally unpredictable. Here are 10 movies that will prepare you for awards season. → Read More

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn celebrate 'Christmas Chronicles 2' and a new grandbaby with a 'great' due date

It's going to be a merry holiday for Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn with Netflix's 'The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two' and a new grandchild on the way. → Read More

The 20 best Christmas movies of all time, ranked (from 'Happiest Season' to 'Scrooged')

Love Macaulay Culkin in 'Home Alone'? Dig Bill Murray in 'Scrooged'? We're ranking the 20 best Christmas movies, from 'Elf' to 'Happiest Season.' → Read More