Disney’s actor shortlist for a Star Wars prequel has prompted outcry from fans. They’re right to be worried.
At the Golden Globes on Sunday, a feather-ruffling host and some expletive-laden speeches elevated an awards-show standby.
The Revenant and The Martian were the big winners at a cacophonous ceremony hosted by a grimly unfunny Ricky Gervais.
A new horror film set in Japan trivializes a tragic locale where hundreds have killed themselves.
Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s animated film is a fascinating, difficult exploration of a man who can’t relate to any other human beings.
While Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film displays uncommon grace, it can be hard to endure.
A few final thoughts on J.J. Abrams’s film, nostalgia, and the expectations game
Amid the usual franchise fare and long-awaited sequels are a handful of original works to get excited about.
Its been praised as a way to make Hollywood more diverse. But when does acceptance become erasure?
The song popularized by Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis captures the bittersweet nostalgia many feel around this time of year.
When is cinematic recycling too much?
Many parodies of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich focus on getting laughs at the expense of reflection.
Rey, the franchise’s newest breakout star, is a heroine fans can finally feel good about liking.
The Atlantic’s film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less conventional awards.
Is it possible to fairly assess Episode VII while being buffeted by hype?
J.J. Abrams’s reboot may be completely derivative, but it is a delight nonetheless.
As a new Star Wars series approaches, an appreciation of one of the original trilogy’s best fringe characters
The trailer for the third reboot entry—due in summer 2016—makes the film look ike a rollicking action-adventure.
Film critics haven’t converged on a favorite—which will make this year’s awards season especially exciting to watch.
Tom Hooper’s biopic about a transgender icon has the best of intentions, but doesn’t go deep enough into the heart of its subject.