Despite attempts to recapture its magic, Sam Raimi’s second superhero entry remains the best in energy and empathy.
A break from all those iron men and thunder gods, James Gunn’s blast of ’70s pastiche helped solidify the Marvel movies’ blend of character and comedy.
Jonathan Demme’s penultimate film is well-made and features excellent performances, but suffers in scope.
Sam Mendes’s tale of forlorn love works best as a study of the pitfalls that litter the American Dream.
Martin Scorsese followed up The Departed with Shutter Island, a claustrophobic psychological thriller about the madness of loss.
Richard Linklater’s 2001 rotoscope experiment gets lost in philosophical aimlessness.
The Wachowskis’ last theatrical film to date — a space opera with Channing Tatum as a roller-skating wolf man — is one of their most ambitiously corny efforts yet.
Porco Rosso is yet another swashbuckling adventure in the grand tradition of Hayao Miyazaki, a high-flying caper about a flying pig who’s also a sea pirate.