The live action and documentary programs this year are aesthetically repulsive and emotionally manipulative.
Cold Pursuit is a black comedy in the vein of Miami Blues or Repo Man. B-
High Flying Bird, in many ways, is a revolutionary film, the best of 2019 to date. A-
It reveals that Cooke was much more than a “magic voice.”
Twilight Zone premise plus the gender roles of different generations in What Women Want (2000) and What Men Want (2019).
LEGO Movie: The Second Part operates at about 75 percent capacity. B
They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary, is jarringly light-hearted and superficial. D
Yet another story of an American criminal disenchanted in Mexico. C-
The desert is the main character in The Beast of the Yucca Flats.
Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War reduces an epic love story into postcards. C+
Nor were they clever, of course.
More than the usual mid-winter roadkill of the movie release calendar. B-
The hoax as art form.
Titans is entertaining, almost despite itself.
Perfume is not a conventional crime drama.
Schitt’s Creek is one slice of a much broader cultural obsession with lifestyles of the rich and famous.
The new Mary Poppins film is better than it ought to be.
Where is there a story about random parts of things fused together and given new life?
God, what a boring film.
It's the spawn of Neil Gaiman and John Waters I didn't know I wanted.
A bold, if sometimes incomprehensible, film.
A24 brings the new Claire Denis film to American multiplexes in April.
An interview with the director shortly after the release of The Deer Hunter.
The first look at Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out.
An interview with the late director by Mark Kermode.
Asia Argento's DIY miniDV masterpiece will be available on Blu-Ray for the first time on September 25, 2018.
The directorial debut from Boots Riley.
11 years before The Return, the cast of Twin Peaks talk about the show, its production, and its impact over time.