On two films—The Assistant (A) and The Misogynists (B-)—about the hydra of Trump and #MeToo.
Rollerball (1975) is the only colossal failure among recent Criterion Channel sci-fi programming.
Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t a technical disaster, but it doesn’t use its iconic star properly. D+
With 1974's The Terminal Man, Mike Hodges proves he can't make a bad movie.
On two films—Softness of Bodies and Downhill—about miserable Americans abroad.
Downhill has nothing to say about marriage or gender relations today.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a beautiful and lyrical film by Céline Sciamma. A
John Carpenter's 1974 movie is suprisingly good, given that it started as a student film.
Margot Robbie is underserved by Birds of Prey’s lousy script. C-
Richard Fleischer's 1973 cult classic, now on the Criterion Channel, is deeper than a catchphrase.
DC is so much better at telling female stories than Marvel. B
In the original 1973 film Westworld, nostalgia is the most powerful intoxicant.
The series is a cult favorite for devotees of the ever-evolving Marvel Universe.
Everything people say about it checks out.
Fett’s stock soared simply because he survived until the end of the film.
If you think you’re immune to being cheated on because you’re more attractive than a skanky IHOP waitress, think again.
Disney’s profit-making apology films.
You don’t go to Michael Bay movies for subtlety.
Rock Follies lives on.
If you're in the mood for aesthetic hedonism, 6 Underground works.
Scrooge is a villain with the power to solve the problems of every living person in the story and no desire to help anyone.
Watch Dick step in it as he tries to talk about race, Soul Man, and whether or not a white actor can ever play a black person.
On Clint Eastwood's problematic but nonetheless affecting recent film.
On the chaotic making of The Marriage of Maria Braun, along with editor Juliane Lorenz.
On working with Greta Gerwig, how to pronounce "Midsommar," and more.
The filmmaker talks about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and much more in this two and a half hour interview.
The veteran BBC film critic on the Safdies' and Sandler's triumph.
A conversation with Larry King.
An analysis of the 1933, 1949, 1994, and 2019 adaptations of Louisa May Alcott's novel.