Frozen II isn't a masterpiece, but it's a worthy follow-up. A-
The Report is a serviceable but politically sound drama about the CIA’s illegal torture program from 2003 to 2009. B-
So much of Scandalous is dedicated to the National Enquirer staff's self-serving justifications of their sleazy behavior. C-
Jojo Rabbit is a failed attempt to be edgy and socially conscious in the Trump era. D
Doctor Sleep is a misbegotten and mediocre sequel to The Shining. C
Scorsese’s cinema and the danger of politically innocuous and socially irrelevant Marvel movies.
Greener Grass offers a stale critique of Americana and a punishingly unfunny sensibility. D
Dolemite is My Name, producing pulp, and going on blaxploitation runs with John Waters.
Motherless Brooklyn, like so many book adaptations, is unremarkable. C
Old fun is exhumed and walks again.
Terminator: Dark Fate is the best movie in the franchise since T2 in 1991. B+
Sampling seven films by Herschell Gordon Lewis, all streaming now on The Criterion Channel.
If nothing else, the movie shows how effective Shakespeare’s dialogue is.
For any horror movie fan, becoming more familiar with Dario Argento’s work is required.
Artsy and weird moments on makeshift TV.
There's some good storytelling, but comedic punch is missing.
You don't have to be a believer to be Jewish.
Some of the most powerful scenes are genuinely horrific.
A near-spoiler-free look at Marvel and the real world.
None of this is presented in a vacuum.
The satisfying, populist entertainment of Avengers: Endgame.
Every variation of the famous movie studio's logo since 1914.
Renegade Cut on masculinity and gender roles through the lens of The Big Lebowski.
New restoration of the 1995 film written by Peter Koper.
From Cinemascope, VistaVision, and Cinerama up to modern changing aspect ratios and the resurgence of Academy Ratio.
The new Safdie Brothers film is out Christmas Day.
Edward Norton's passion project based on Jonathan Lethem's novel is out this Friday.
A segment from an anthology film organized by Chris Marker in support of the North Vietnamese.
The English film critic and BBC radio host is uncharacteristically kind to the controversial movie.
Why superhero movies fail at postmodern deconstruction.