In what is a recurring—and fun—tradition, the Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday has updated her ranking of all 17…
The Coen brothers’ latest film may not rank among their greatest, but it is an unexpectedly delightful celebration of the movies.
At 82, the celebrated actress is very much in her prime.
The debut film by the Hungarian director László Nemes is a powerful, unsettling addition to the cinema of the Holocaust.
The first film in which I recall seeing Alan Rickman was his big-screen debut in Die Hard, as the instantly…
Thoughts on this year’s Academy Award nominees
While Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film displays uncommon grace, it can be hard to endure.
In an earlier note, I shared a few macro thoughts on what The Hateful Eight tells us about Quentin Tarantino’s…
I have a few quick thoughts that I wanted to add to David’s excellent review of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful…
A few final thoughts on J.J. Abrams’s film, nostalgia, and the expectations game
The Atlantic’s film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less conventional awards.
J.J. Abrams’s reboot may be completely derivative, but it is a delight nonetheless.
I was lucky to attend the Marrakech International Film Festival last week. Though only in its 15th year, it…
The seminal South Korean director Park Chan-wook—best known for his “Vengeance Trilogy,” and in particular, its middle chapter…
Despite solid execution and some beautiful visuals, the studio's latest may be its least ambitious to date.
Following two excellent installments, the Hunger Games franchise stumbles to its grim, claustrophobic conclusion.
Spotlight is a lesson in how to be a reporter; Truth is a lesson in how not to.
The 24th film in the franchise—likely Daniel Craig's last—dazzles early but sputters by the end.
James Vanderbilt's directorial debut gets almost everything wrong about its putative subject.
Despite Aaron Sorkin's shrewd script, Danny Boyle's sharp direction, and a riveting performance by Michael Fassbender, the movie never quite gets under the skin of its protagonist.