A circular folk-music odyssey
Cinema's latest old guy on a rampage is a preposterously enlightened assassin—the logical culmination of Washington's career.
Have girl, will travel
The Book of Job meets 1960s Minnesota
Sex farce masquerades as a spy flick in the brothers' blackest comedy.
A triumph of immaculate execution, and their best film
For once, a genuine stinker
Get ready for tales about artists, scientists, and psychopaths.
A comedy out of balance
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
An intriguing noir goes astray.
Data from learning software reveals that novels surge in popularity when they're turned into films.
Homer meets Preston Sturges meets bluegrass
Raymond Chandler in a bowling alley
Disney's sequels will revive many of the filmmaking techniques of the original trilogy. Is that savvy nostalgia marketing, or an earnest challenge to the rest of the movie industry?
The movie that brought it all together
The “commercial” movie that wasn’t
Unlike some histories of the blues, the documentary Take Me to the River revitalizes its subject by grappling both with racism and contemporary pop.
HBO's Terror at the Mall goes light on presenting background info, on the assumption that viewers are going to look up the facts anyways.
Extraordinary as it is, Richard Linklater's film avoids the topic of race in ways that are all too common for its genre, for Hollywood, and for America.