The director, who died of brain cancer on Sunday, continually reinvented the genre he helped elevate with films like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.
Pool parties and ecstasy aside, We Are Your Friends is the latest attempt to show DJ culture can create art as well as entertainment.
Paul Weitz's new film achieves what few movies have before: It assumes that a woman can be old and interesting at the same time.
The woman who gave her name to the women-in-culture standard would, true to the method, prefer to share the credit.
The little-seen Low and Behold is the best film about Hurricane Katrina for the way it achieves artfulness without exploiting tragedy.
A lovable nerd who’s also a ruthless killing machine
Straight Outta Compton attempted to bolster his legacy by leaving part of it out.
Though there are big-budget franchise pictures on the horizon (Mockingjay Part 2, Spectre), the upcoming movie season sees a wider mix of genres and smaller-scale efforts on offer, with hardly a tentpole film in sight.
The Nora Ephron comedy, starring the talented actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack, sags under the weight of lazy stereotype.
The feature about a school of deaf, teenage gangsters paints a bleak picture of life in Ukraine, but is riveting none the less.
The controversial coming-of-age story unfolds during a time before the Internet changed what it means to be adolescent.
The N.W.A. biopic captures how racial politics and police violence fueled the legendary group’s rise. It’s also a reminder of how few mainstream rappers take on the same subjects in their music today.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sounds like it’s going to have a fanboy for a villain, and that could be brilliant.
Unpacking the awfulness of Josh Trank’s dull, sour reboot
Meryl Streep stars as a troubled musician in a strangely gentle family-reconciliation dramedy.
Why are there so few cultural portrayals of women in combat?
It may no longer constitute "acting," but the star's physically demanding performance powers the latest installment of the spy franchise.
The franchise channels its star’s manic energy, resisting character development in favor of insane stunts.
During the multi-country press tour for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, not even Jon Stewart has dared ask Tom Cruise about Scientology.
They’d spoil the movie, except that the movie has already spoiled itself.