Ignore the romantic comedies and listen to Dickens: This holiday tradition need not be romantic, or creepy.
Maybe the film's mysterious feline is Llewyn Davis.
David O. Russell's latest has a lot to say about deception, but it gets lost in the details.
The Inside Llewyn Davis directors rarely depict the political process, but their portrayals of working-class characters struggling to get by does highlight a certain set of beliefs.
Thoughtful, elegant, and moving, Spike Jonze's film about a man in love with his operating system is a work of sincere and forceful humanism.
Maier took photos as a hobby for most of her life, but her talent was discovered just before she died—and today, it's the romantic story consumers project onto her art that fuels her acclaim.
The frontman of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros explains the "forever lonely" feeling behind All Is Lost's Golden Globe-nominated score.
The Atlantic's film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.
Two generations after the famous film about solitary confinement first appeared, it's still relevant to the deplorable treatment of inmates in America's prisons today.
The second installment of Peter Jackson's interminable trilogy proves, again, that more is less.
A critic responds to his critics, and unpacks the worst scene in the movie
The Disney hit is a good, subversive kids' film—until a needlessly jarring surprise at the end.
The duo lives on in film after film because the ordinary couple's desire for fame, not riches, resonates through the decades.
A new crop of movies skips the usual rosy nostalgia to portray the decade as a time when young people were directionless and uncertain—much like the other decades that came after it.
The success of Catching Fire suggests that giving Wonder Woman her own movie wouldn't be such a gamble after all.
The movie knows little—and cares less—about how people fall in love.
Originally conceived as Superman's superior, feminist replacement, the character has become a second-stringer over the years—including, unfortunately, in her forthcoming big-screen debut.
Political attacks on the genre miss the simple fact that Batman and Superman fight against tyrants—and choose not to abuse their power.
Dissecting the sets, costumes, and weapons in the latest Hunger Games film
The 1980 Neil Diamond film is certifiably terrible, but it's also an excellent, unintentional crash course in feminism—and Jewish culture.