The emotional wallop of this coming-of-age story about a deaf family comes from its lovely, lived-in specificity. Continue reading The Open-Hearted ‘CODA’ Earns Every Emotion
The legendary director’s Oscar-worthy adaptation of the legendary musical strikes at the very core of why we go to the movies. Continue reading Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ is Downright Miraculous
Perception and reality are deliberately toyed with in one of the year’s most striking and meditative films. Continue reading Jane Campion and Benedict Cumberbatch Brutally Undercut Appearances in ‘The Power of the Dog’
Tonal mismatches, scenery-chewing, and unhinged chaos run amok in Ridley Scott’s stab at high-fashion extravagance. Continue reading Lacking Direction Plagues ‘House of Gucci’s’ Captivating Story and Cast
Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga are marvelous in this strikingly modern film about “passing” as white in the 1920s. Continue reading The Lovely ‘Passing’ Thoughtfully Explores What Blackness Can Mean
Once deemed “too big to succeed,” Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic is an overwhelming cinematic triumph. Continue reading The Ambitious ‘Dune’ Achieves the Impossible by Tearing Down Movie Boundaries
A spectacular night for ‘Nomadland’ and Andra Day. Continue reading 2021 Golden Globes Post-Mortem: Andra Day Cracks the Best Actress Race Wide Open?
Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand come together to tell a deceptively emotional story about living alone, but together. Continue reading ‘Nomadland’ Finds Grace and Dignity on the Road