In his new film, the 88-year-old director plays a lonely man working as a drug courier. But the movie has fascinating parallels to the star’s own life.
Barry Jenkins’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight beautifully and painfully captures the many contradictions of James Baldwin’s novel.
The animated film, which features an impressive ensemble, is exuberant and inventive in a way that many big-screen comic-book projects forget to be.
The If Beale Street Could Talk director discusses why his new film was harder to make than Moonlight, how he brought 1970s Harlem to life, and what kind of “chemistry” he wants between his actors.
Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, the film reduces the arcane details of centuries-old diplomacy to a personal beef between two celebrities.
Films such as A Star Is Born, Green Book, and Vice nabbed the most movie nods, while The Americans, Homecoming, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ruled the TV slate.
Despite the odds, the romantic comedy was already an enormous success in the United States, from a critical, commercial, and historical perspective.
The comedian’s take on the late president might seem tame by today’s standards, but it seized on the little details to deliver incisive satire.
A triumph at Cannes earlier this year, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film is a quietly devastating drama about a family living on the edges of Japanese society.
Andy Serkis directs an all-star voice cast in a grittier take on the Jungle Book stories. But the film is bogged down by weak visuals and a bland story.
The animator behind SpongeBob SquarePants, who died this week at the age of 57, invented a cult oddity that also managed to become a global brand.
The sequel to Ryan Coogler’s Rocky spin-off had a spectacular opening weekend at the box office, which suggests a bright future for the series.
The director of The Lobster has made a film that’s right in his wheelhouse: a period dramedy set in a palace full of mean aristocrats vying for power.
The Wreck-It Ralph sequel is a visually inventive and fittingly sober film about venturing into the World Wide Web.
Twenty-five years after its release, Barry Sonnenfeld’s ghoulish sequel is a perfect celebration of family that also razzes the holiday’s core mythos.
With the new Fantastic Beasts movie, the Harry Potter author is making some inexplicable and unnecessary additions to her beloved wizarding universe.
Steve Carell played the Amazon CEO as an anti-Trump crusader in one of the show’s more baffling sketches.
The Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave director has made an intelligent, crowd-pleasing heist film with a powerhouse ensemble led by Viola Davis.
The Harry Potter author is pouring a wealth of ideas about her wizarding world into a mold that doesn’t have the space for it.
The industry legend, who created beloved Marvel characters like the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, died at the age of 95.