Film Review: Ben is Back
This wow of a holiday film plays heavily on one of the most agonizing family and/or social problems in America today—and gets it exactly right when Julia Roberts cuts loose with the gut-wrenching fierceness of a mother’s love when confronting her helplessly drug-addicted son.
Film Review: The Favourite
A bracing rethink of the historical costumer set in England's 18th-century court that features lush visuals, off-kilter humor and a trio of brilliant performances from Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and especially Olivia Colman.
Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Convoluted and overstuffed with major characters, this second prequel to the Harry Potter canon nonetheless creates an encompassing, believable and highly grownup world whose most frightening aspect is how much it mirrors ours.
Film Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet
A cartoon followup sends two arcade-game heroes into the wide world of the web.
Film Review: Stan & Ollie
Engaging, affectionate portrait of a legendary comedy team at the twilight of their careers.
Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar-winning 'Moonlight' with this gorgeous tone poem of James Baldwin’s searing, political novel of young love in 1970s Harlem.
Film Review: Vox Lux
Anchored by Natalie Portman’s fiery performance, Brady Corbet’s accomplished and timely sophomore feature wrestles with interwoven curiosities around media, pop culture, celebrity and violence.
Film Review: Never Look Away
Gorgeous, engaging drama that takes its painter hero from Nazi-era youngster through the Cold War years and goes even deeper into the complexities of art and creativity than into Germany’s troubled past.
Film Review: Cold War
In a visually stunning, formally immaculate and darkly romantic film, Pawel Pawlikowski ('Ida') sets a story of star-crossed lovers against the turmoil of post-war Europe.