Netflix got plenty of attention for films with old-fashioned marquee appeal, while female directors and actors of color were largely overlooked.
Tom Harper’s new Victorian adventure film is a visually splendid thrill ride that lacks real dramatic stakes.
Standouts from a thrilling year in cinema
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is both an elegy for a doomed passion and a demonstration of the memorializing power of art.
The Knives Out director discusses the history of film noir, why Clue is a boring game, and Baby Yoda.
Fernando Meirelles’s new film tries to dramatize a philosophical debate between its title characters while shying away from knottier controversies.
Rian Johnson’s star-studded thriller pays homage to classic detective stories but gives the genre a timely twist.
Why are the cold open and the monologue consistently the weakest parts of each episode?
Depicting a lawyer’s fight to uncover a decades-long pattern of poisoning, Dark Waters delivers both justice and a crushing sense of dread.
Marielle Heller’s nuanced Mister Rogers biopic succeeds by emphasizing the beloved entertainer’s humanity.
The administration is preparing to get rid of old antitrust rules that keep major film studios in check. This could be bad news for smaller theater chains and audiences alike.
The Star Wars series, now two episodes in, is a good example of how the streaming service can mine smaller, solid stories out of massive franchises.
James Mangold’s new film lays bare the greed and egotism behind a fabled auto-racing triumph.
Disney’s attempt to revisit the kingdom of Arendelle does little more than embellish a story that already felt complete.
Disney is making its streaming debut with an expensive-looking TV show based on a beloved property. But the series is off to a slow start.
The director caught backlash for criticizing the reign of Marvel films—but he’s not wrong about the threat they pose to the future of movies.
In Noah Baumbach’s heartfelt divorce film, a couple’s conflicts stem from their inability to understand each other.
Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to The Shining strives to pay homage to Stanley Kubrick’s classic and remain faithful to Stephen King’s original novel.
Last Christmas is filled with the kind of sincerity—mixed with just the right amount of cynicism—that’s been missing from movie screens.
As streaming services such as HBO Max tilt back toward older conventions, the all-at-once strategy pioneered by Netflix may find itself out of fashion.