Fifteen years after its release, Roland Emmerich’s environmental disaster film is no less corny, but its warnings about climate change ring depressingly more urgent.
Joanna Hogg tells the story of a young artists’ maturity with an airtight structure and incredible performances.
Noble Jones vies for the title of treacly Sundance-y auteur with his gimmicky romantic drama about a lovelorn doomsday prepper.
Lee Won-Tae piles on the cheese in this pulpy gangster thriller that rewards mightily, if you’re in the right mood.
Larisa Sadilova’s probing drama highlights small-town Russian culture through an opaque lens.
It takes some doing to make a movie about a talking fridge boring, but by gum, Benoît Forgeard’s messy comedy manages to pull it off.
Olivia Wilde’s debut is a gut-busting comedy that celebrates the power of female friendships.
Netflix’s newest in horror is a twisty gorefest that only misses a few notes.
Mati Diop’s expansion of her documentary short is a scifi-tinged genre experiment that admirably swings for the fences, even if it doesn’t land with complete success.
Following up I, Daniel Blake with another grim drama about English poverty, Ken Loach spits venom about the dark side of capitalism to mixed results.
Arnaud Desplechin shifts gears with an all-too-straightforward cop drama mired in cliche.
The off-kilter French-Canadian auteur returns with a resonant if overlong drama that ends just a bit too messily.
James Gunn produces a lean, mean, messy genre exercise that supposes Superman was more Damien than Clark Kent.
Eric Khoo’s film on food, family, and culture isn’t always strong on plot but is ultimately satisfying.
One of Miyazaki’s most enduring classics, Princess Mononoke addresses the concepts of violence and hatred in a way young viewers can understand.
The latest film from the French master is a piercing look at the state of publishing and mass media wrapped up in relationship drama.
Remembering the cult hit that combined timeless themes of love and vengeance with grungy goth style.
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.