While the documentary about legendary rapper Biggie Smalls is somewhat lacking, the occasional insider’s look at his all-too-short life makes it worthwhile.
Andra Day shines in Lee Daniels’ otherwise-messy biopic about the Black cultural icon, squandering some fine potential.
The Judas and the Black Messiah director talks about balancing revolutionary energy with his own personal need to grow as a filmmaker.
Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell shine in a melodramatic, but immersive romantic tragedy that mimics the isolation and loss of our current moment.
Mahalia Bello’s study of the end of slavery in Jamaica, “The Long Song” is incisive, insightful and prioritizes the humanity of the enslaved.
Hulu’s latest prestige series looks good and features a powerful performance by its leading man, but isn’t anything we haven’t seen before.
Ryan Murphy’s bajillionth project for Netflix adapts the Broadway musical to spectacular effect, even if the spectacle wallpapers over its lack of substance.
John Patrick Shanley returns with a miscast, disingenuous tale of Irish star-crossed lovers.
The Hulu original series about the Syrian Civil War offers strong performances and unexpected dark humor.
Gibney’s latest piece of docu-journalism is a sharp, but blinkered take Trump’s COVID-era failings.
Multihyphenate Radha Blank makes herself known in her latest, a familiar story with enough of its own flavor.
Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi thriller is often something to behold, but it’s nowhere near the brilliant art it thinks it is.
We talk to a rising filmmaker about bringing rawness and reality into her work.
An interesting concept is buried under limp writing and under developed characters.
Isabel Sandoval directs & stars in a layered story of a woman struggling to live in a hostile world.
Netflix’s latest is a zany high-concept thriller that overcomes some ill-timed politics with well-staged action.
Ciro Guerra’s adaptation of the J.M. Coetzee novel tries to critique the aesthetics of imperialism but falls short.
Joel Schumacher inexplicably drained Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary Broadway musical of every bit of its camp and queerness.