In detailing Pepe the Frog’s journey from meme to monster, Arthur Jones charts the corrosive nature of creative ownership.
John Carpenter’s tribute to campfire tales, initially a critical flop, is now a gold standard of tightly paced, bone-chilling horror.
Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads doc is beautifully chaotic in construction, but most of it comes from David Byrne’s performance.
A new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago highlights the transgressive days of dial-up camp.
Shirley Jackson’s story is brought to sumptuous life thanks to Josephine Decker and a typically-great Elisabeth Moss performance.
The DCEU embraces its inner Bugs Bunny, and is all the better for it.
Levan Akin’s grounded, richly textured Georgian love story brims with dance and forbidden romance.
Jonathan Demme’s sleazy but interesting feature debut tried to put a new spin on the women in prison genre.
Ben Whishaw shakes off the shackles of Paddington Bear in an intense, if meandering thriller about a man driven to the brink.
Dominic Cooke’s well-crafted spy thriller doesn’t try anything new, but boasts winning performances & a zippy plot.
Florian Zeller directs a stunning feature debut starring Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman at the top of their game.
For the month of romance, we celebrate the birthday of the late great Jonathan Demme, whose filmmaking was as eclectic as it was empathetic.
From live-action to animated to documentaries, we flip through the Academy Awards’ shorts offerings to see what we think should win.
Maïmouna Doucouré has a lot on her mind, but digs uncomfortably into oversexualization.
Jeff Orlowski’s documentary about the effects and ethics of social media lacks enough emotional depth or practical solutions to work.
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos’s documentary about tension in the small village of Congo Mirador is both singular and specific.
Oz Perkins’ latest, unceremoniously dumped into January, is a revisionist Grimm story as atmospheric as it is thin.
Edson Oda’s debut feature about a group of souls looking to be born into the real world is a great premise with pretty good execution.