The sequel to one of Hollywood’s most underrated action entries of the decade wastes a solid performance from Tom Cruise.
Nate Parker's film uses cinematic tropes that may obscure the true complexity of Nat Turner’s legend.
The famed Japanese animator and director created heroines who defied feminine stereotypes and showed me how to be at home in my own skin.
Kelly Reichardt’s new film, starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, and Kristen Stewart, is a moving, thoughtful triptych set in Montana.
The Ben Affleck vehicle about an autistic action hero begins promisingly—and then falls completely apart.
It’s the latest slavery narrative to receive critical and popular attention, but Nate Parker’s film isn’t the original powerhouse many hoped it would be.
This adaptation of a hit 2015 thriller veers right off track.
Tipped as an early Oscar frontrunner, the film has been clouded with controversy in recent months.
In her new documentary, the filmmaker explores how the Thirteenth Amendment led to an epidemic of mass incarceration in the United States.
For decades, the film industry has obscured the role people of color played in the American frontier. Today, movies are trying to reckon with that past.
Critics and analysts are (once again) eulogizing the medium after a cruddy summer, but film is still very much alive.
Tim Burton’s newest film, adapted from a popular young-adult novel, is a pretty but soulless adventure.
A new Netflix documentary unpacks how a 20-year-old college student from Seattle got painted as a twisted, sexually deviant murderer.
The movie dramatizes the 2000 libel case brought by a British holocaust denier against an American academic.
Andrea Arnold’s new film follows a crew of young drifters through the recession-struck heartland.
The films touted for consideration this year include prestige projects like Martin Scorsese’s Silence and festival hits like Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight.
A new Disney film starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo follows the rise of Phiona Mutesi, a poor girl from Uganda who becomes a chess prodigy.
The film is the latest in a line of movies about motherhood and pregnancy that both reflect and reinforce traditional gender roles.
Though Denzel Washington has his moments in the lead role, Antoine Fuqua’s remake is uninspired and unnecessary.
The animated film from the writer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall is about parenthood … and corporate culture … and work-life balance.