Despite a solid supporting cast, Clark Duke’s debut is a small-scale caper with that doesn’t have the attention span to ever truly work.
Neasa Hardiman’s low-budget Irish thriller is taut, claustrophobic, and evocative of the greats in all the right ways.
Jon Favreau’s 2010 followup to the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe also shows the weaknesses of worldbuilding over structure.
Jon Favreau’s acerbic superhero adventure set the template for the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and rehabilitated Robert Downey Jr. into a movie star once again.
Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg’s latest exercise in macho posturing is both aesthetically and thematically ugly.
Amazon Prime’s girl scout comedy wastes its cast and period setting to make for an involving, generically cute indie.
Makoto Shinkai’s followup to Your Name is another charming coming-of-age tale with a supernatural twist.
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Romania’s Corneliu Pourumbiou bogs down excellent production design in droopy, exposition-heavy noir trappings.
Nadav Lapid’s latest film loads its narrative with impactful stories about masculinity, language, and nationality.
Pedro Almodóvar graces us with a shaggy but rewarding portrait of a middle-aged director wrestling with his demons, with an arresting turn by Banderas.
Martin Scorsese returns with another long, sumptuous opus, whose crackling performances and scintillating script are held up by some wonky de-aging tech and a leaden runtime.
Though it doesn’t bring much new to the table, this brisk, gritty thriller gets the job done.
Danny McBride’s latest collaboration with Jody Hill and David Gordon Green doesn’t quite keep the faith.
Linklater’s Before Trilogy – Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight – is an eye-catching crystallization of how relationships change over time.
The otherwise-spotty Hateful Eight still contains one of Tarantino’s greatest sequences.
Julius Onah directs a provocative psychological drama about an adopted teen struggling with societal expectations.
Stanley Kubrick’s mercurial erotic drama gets some much-needed context thanks to one of Frank Ocean’s most infamous mixtapes.