Robert Rodriguez’s official arrival on the major-studio film scene remains a riotous, stylish pulp actioner.
Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union’s cheerful high-school comedy finds ways to pepper charming rivalry with digs at cultural theft.
Tarsem’s sci-fi/horror/serial killer drama suffered from an implausible plot, but remains a feast for the eyes.
William Peter Blatty’s third entry in the vaunted horror series had a rocky road to the screen, and deserves its own stab at salvation.
David Lynch’s 1990 thriller remains a scintillating, if inessential, piece of the filmmaker’s gonzo catalog.
10 years later, Edgar Wright’s comic adaptation lingers for its bevy of influences as much as its originality.
Jack Nicholson’s disastrously-received sequel to Chinatown is far more interesting than its reputation implies.
Now 10 years old, Adam McKay’s screwball screed against Wall Street is hindered by being a cop-centric affair.
In 2005, Disney showed us what a superhero high school would look like — the results are fun, but they fall short of their deconstructive potential.
Say what you will about Kevin Costner’s disasterpiece, but it’s a reminder of the time when studios were willing to wade into uncharted seas.
A look back at a time when “the internet” was portrayed as a mysterious boogeyman that could destroy your life.
Lawrence Kasdan’s 1985 throwback Western is overstuffed, but 35 years later boasts loads of charm.
Four decades later, Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker’s pitch-perfect disaster spoof is the template for the absurdist movie parody.
20 years later, Roland Emmerich’s Revolutionary War drama skewers U.S. history and Mel Gibson’s persona without trying to—or realizing it.
Ron Howard’s gripping historical space thriller teaches us a lot about frustrated expectations in our current moment (and the resolve to overcome them).
Five years on, the sequel to the seminal dude-dancing movie remains a feminist celebration of desire.