In a text-based age, theatrical documentaries have made money for the first time ever.
Steven Soderbergh's new film is a bizarre miscalculation, despite stellar cast and crew. C-
We need to go back to acknowledging aesthetic standards in movies.
Joker is worse than bad: dull and dim, despite Joaquin Phoenix’s genuinely disturbing performance. C
Joker and Cuck may be controversial, but neither of them are good.
Where's My Roy Cohn? and Jim Allison: Breakthrough show that compelling docs can be made about both the best and worst of men.
Downton Abbey is wildly out of time, stuck in a pre-Brexit and Trump world. D
Monos is a harrowing, very beautifully mounted treatment of a tough subject. A-
Audience vitriol toward Ad Astra and “elitist” critics is misdirected and ridiculous.
Official Secrets covers whistleblower story in lead-up to Iraq War. B-
Ad Astra has some great ideas, but it doesn't quite follow through. B
1971 horror film Graveyard of Horror stands out with its depiction of the unknown.
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.
As much as I enjoyed the movie, there were a few things I noticed as an adult that gave me pause.
It had enormous potential.
The English film critic and BBC radio host is uncharacteristically kind to the controversial movie.
Why superhero movies fail at postmodern deconstruction.
The new film by Pedro Almodóvar is out next month.
Let's watch Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly in some crazy makeup fuck up Roger Ailes' life!
The late great Chicago Sun-Times critic on his favorite movies.
First look at Martin Scorsese's multi-generational epic.
Promoting Jackie Brown on Charlie Rose.
A conversation with the director of Midsommar and Hereditary.
From the archives of The Dick Cavett Show.