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.
After a strong but uneven debut last year, Noah Hawley's show has hit its magnificent stride.
In a story in which everything goes wrong, the filmmakers and stars do everything right.
Denis Villeneuve's stylish, moody drug-war thriller begins as one film, before becoming another not quite as good.
The Wisconsin governor may have won election three times in a blue state, but he was always less uniter than divider.
My colleague Sophie has a (customarily excellent) review of the new movie on the site today, but I wanted to…