From Ad Astra to Us, we celebrate the cream of the cinematic crop in 2019.
Mrs. Coulter is rejected once again, and the Gyptians ride in to rescue the missing children.
Nicolas Cage stars in a Southern fried psychological thriller that’s both too much, and not enough.
Things take a bleak turn as Lyra goes on a side trip & discovers the fate of one of the missing children.
Roller skating as a pastime for the rich & famous lasted barely a year, but resulted in some of the best in 70s kitsch cinema.
Apple TV+ adds another just okay series to its lineup, psychological horror produced by M. Night Shyamalan.
Lyra & the Gyptians get some formidable muscle, both human and otherwise, in a dazzling, emotionally moving fourth episode.
Peter Weir’s mostly forgotten drama about survivor’s guilt is an uncynical light in the darkness of mental illness. […]
Lyra finally understands what it means to have a family, as Mrs. Coulter cranks things up on the evil dial.
Lyra discovers Mrs. Coulter’s dark side in an occasionally overstuffed second episode.
Remembering when Tom Cruise defied audience expectations in a campy, sumptuous adaptation of Anne Rice’s vampire soap opera.
HBO & the BBC’s lavish adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy series is off to a fine, visually stunning start.
Apple+’s new drama about the cutthroat world of TV news looks good but suffers from derivative, clumsy writing. […]
Travis Stevens’ funny & creepy haunted house movie pits toxic masculinity against vengeful female ghosts.
Hell hath no fury like a feral woman scorned in Adolfo Alix Jr.’s beautiful but baffling revenge horror film.
The precursor to “Dracula” gets a sumptuous if not entirely faithful film adaptation.
Alice Furtado’s obsessive teen romance-horror is long on atmosphere, and lean on everything else.
Johannes Nyholm’s surreal horror endurance test traps a grieving couple in a nightmarish version of “Groundhog Day.”