This month, we go off the beaten path and ask contributors to write about films they’re thankful they got to experience for one reason or another.
Your dad’s favorite racing movie races to a $31.5 million opening weekend.
Watchmen explores the cyclical nature of trauma in an episode that serves as a haunting showcase for Tim Blake Nelson.
Wes Anderson took stop-motion animation to another level in a charming story of friendship & adventure.
One of the Master of Suspense’s best is a darkly romantic take on patriotism & patriarchy.
Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson & Noah Baumbach are all at their career best in a compassionate look at divorce.
Matt Damon & Christian Bale are in first gear in the true story of the race to make the fastest car in the world.
Brunch, mani-pedis, and catty breakups occupy a charming, but shallow tale on the woes of millennial women.
Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen elevate an otherwise warmed-over thriller as two people wrapped up in a late-life romance gone terribly wrong.
Disney+’s live-action Star Wars series shakes off its fan-film cobwebs and shows glimmers of space Western intrigue.
Disney+ revives its flagship tween-friendly musical series for a baffling, cynical mockumentary.
Elizabeth Banks revives the girl-power action franchise with new blood and a solid if formulaic actioner.
The Stephen King sequel checks out with a disappointing opener, but Roland Emmerich’s WWII epic flies high.
Lyra discovers Mrs. Coulter’s dark side in an occasionally overstuffed second episode.
Netflix’s single-room stage play adaptation fails as an “important” look at race relations.
Adam Driver delivers another powerful performance in Scott Z. Burns’ drama about C.I.A. torture in the Middle East.
Remembering when Tom Cruise defied audience expectations in a campy, sumptuous adaptation of Anne Rice’s vampire soap opera.
Legacy and memory rise to the forefront of an intriguing Watchmen concerned even more directly with the shadows of the past.
We look back on the anarchic joys of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and how it shaped the comic sensibilities of a generation.