The Atlantic's film critic picks the year's 10 best titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.
Orcs! Battles! Backstory! At nearly three hours, the first installment of Peter Jackson's new Tolkien trilogy has too much of nearly everything.
Andrew Dominik's new film is most notable for reminding us of the crime-genre contributions of George V. Higgins.
The peculiar yet delightful hybrid may just be the best animated movie of the year.
David O. Russell's exceptional new film showcases the emerging talents of stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Daniel Day-Lewis mesmerizes as the Great Emancipator in Steven Spielberg's political portrait.
Despite a sharp conceit, the new Disney feature gets lost in its own plot twists.
In an extraordinary performance, John Hawkes takes us inside the mind of a disabled man attempting to lose his virginity.
A hokey, unfaithful, and yet surprisingly watchable adaptation of David Mitchell's nove
Despite a strong central performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the Sundance favorite can't escape its message-movie feel.
'Moonrise Kingdom,' out this week on DVD, plays on Wes Anderson's continuing fascination with the dissonance between children and adults.
The latest film by the writer-director of 'In Bruges' may be the sharpest subversion of the crime genre since 'Pulp Fiction.'
Tim Burton's latest is his best in nearly two decades.
Adam Shankman's rock-musical farce could have worked if its younger stars had been in on the joke.
How could a movie that looked so good have been so bad?
The answer provided by the indie shocker is a resounding "maybe."
Tim Burton's version of the camp soap opera classic—out today on video—is one remake too many.
Director Rian Johnson's latest, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is a sci-fi thriller with surprising heart.
Joss's Whedon superhero smash, out today on DVD, is a big movie made up of small, delightful moments.