Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells delivers one of the year’s most challenging and profound films. Continue reading ‘Aftersun’ is an Inventive, Emotional Ode to Childhood Memories
Dwayne Johnson is the biggest movie star in the world, but DC wastes him on its middling, occasionally fun origin story. Continue reading Dwayne Johnson is Better Than the Uneven, but Decent ‘Black Adam’
Harry Styles is still figuring himself out as an actor, but he shows promise amidst a superb cast and thoughtful direction. Continue reading ‘My Policeman’ is a Tragic, Remarkably Tender Romance
Danielle Deadwyler emerges, Cate Blanchett holds firm, and other awards season takeaways from the 60th New York Film Festival. Continue reading NYFF 2022 Recap: Which Films Have the Strongest Oscar Chances?
Chinonye Chukwu’s fierce and loving film about Emmett Till’s horrifying murder gives him and his mother the story they always deserved. Continue reading Danielle Deadwyler’s Tremendous Performance Grounds the Harrowing, Empathetic ‘Till’
Lydia Tár is not real, but thanks to Cate Blanchett and Todd Field’s exemplary film, her legend will endure. Continue reading Cate Blanchett Crafts an Unforgettable Character in the Captivating ‘TÁR’
The apocalyptic black comedy is undoubtedly strange but undeniably captivating. Continue reading NYFF 2022: Noah Baumbach Salutes ‘80s Suburbia in the Ambitious and Zany ‘White Noise’
Andrew Dominik’s fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe’s life and death is worse than appalling: it is reductive and pointless. Continue reading What is the Point of Netflix’s ‘Blonde’?