Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

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  • Detroit Free Press
  • Enquirer
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  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Desert Sun
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
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  • Statesman Journal
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Recent articles by Brian:

Emmys 2020: 'Schitt's Creek' wins five awards, including honors for Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy

The pandemic is forcing the 72nd Emmys to be the first virtual show ever. Sunday's awards – hosted by Jimmy Kimmel – honor TV's best and brightest. → Read More

All the best movies we saw at New York Film Festival, ranked (including Steve McQueen's 'Lovers Rock')

The New York Film Festival is here and we're (virtually!) attending. Here's everything we've seen, ranked, including Steve McQueen's 'Lovers Rock.' → Read More

‘Antebellum’ views slavery through a horror lens

Janelle Monae plays a woman trapped in the 19th century in film that holds lessons for the 21st → Read More

'Welcome, welcome, welcome': Iconic host Alex Trebek brings 'Jeopardy!' back in a COVID-19 world

It's now a socially distanced world due to COVID-19, but Alex Trebek was on his game as 'Jeopardy!' returned for a 37th season Monday. → Read More

All the best movies we saw at Toronto Film Festival, ranked (including 'Nomadland')

The Toronto Film Festival is here and we're (virtually!) attending. Here's everything we've seen, ranked, including Naomi Watts' 'Penguin Bloom.' → Read More

Spoilers! Let's discuss Christopher Nolan's mind-bending 'Tenet' ending and its 'Last Dance' connection

Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" is bound to break your mind. Let's discuss its revealing ending and a slight connection to a Michael Jordan doc. → Read More

'I learned more about my body than I knew': John David Washington gets his action-hero moment with 'Tenet'

Rising star John David Washington has his big action-hero moment as the lead of Christopher Nolan's new spy thriller 'Tenet.' → Read More

Disney packs new ‘Mulan’ with action

There’s no singing and more sword-swinging in remake of 1998 animated hit → Read More

Chadwick Boseman: His 5 greatest roles, from 'Black Panther' to 'Da 5 Bloods'

Chadwick Boseman didn't have nearly enough years to make his mark in Hollywood, but he turned in so many great performances. Here are his five best. → Read More

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Marvel's "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, who also portrayed Jackie Robinson and James Brown in biopics, died Friday of colon cancer. He was 43. → Read More

What to stream this weekend: 'Bill & Ted Face the Music,' Netflix's 'All Together Now'

With most theaters closed, new films are streaming. This weekend: Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' plus Hulu's 'The Binge.' → Read More

Bill & Ted are as excellent as ever in ‘Face the Music’

29 years after their last outing, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are back with some midlife goofiness → Read More

Review: Goofballs Bill & Ted are as essential as ever in a most triumphant 'Face the Music'

Dusting off the dude-speak and air-guitars, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as time-traveling goofballs in triumphant 'Bill & Ted Face the Music.' → Read More

Russell Crowe talks 'Unhinged,' the benefits of self-isolation and, yes, his new quarantine tractor

Russell Crowe stars as a deranged stranger pursuing a woman in 'Unhinged.' The actor talks about his new bad guy and the latest vehicle on his farm. → Read More

Never been to a film festival before? Thanks to COVID, they're more accessible than ever

In a normal year, film festivals are high-profile events for devoted cinephiles. Thanks to COVID, virtual versions make them accessible to the masses. → Read More

'Booksmart' director Olivia Wilde tapped to helm untitled Marvel superhero movie for Sony

After breaking out as a filmmaker with the acclaimed 'Booksmart,' Olivia Wilde has signed on to direct an untitled Marvel movie for Sony. → Read More

'The One and Only Ivan' review: Angelina Jolie can't fix Disney+'s all-star critter conundrum

Based on the acclaimed kid's book, 'The One and Only Ivan' wastes its all-star cast (Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie) with a defanged animal adventure. → Read More

What to stream this weekend: Disney+'s 'The One and Only Ivan,' Netflix kid flick 'The Sleepover'

With theaters closed, new films are streaming. Out this weekend: Disney+'s all-star 'The One and Only Ivan' and Netflix spy adventure 'The Sleepover.' → Read More

'I'm vengeance': Watch the first teaser trailer for 'The Batman' with Robert Pattinson

The wait is over: At DC FanDome, director Matt Reeves dropped the first teaser for 'The Batman' starring Robert Pattinson as a young Dark Knight. → Read More

From the Snyder Cut to Dwayne Johnson, 4 things you missed at superhero-filled DC FanDome

DC FanDome teased the growing world of Warner Bros.' superhero films, from Zack Snyder's "Justice League" cut to Dwayne Johnson's 'Black Adam.' → Read More