Mary Harron’s take on the Manson Family features strong performances, but brings little else to the true crime table.
Middle-earth or middle-of-the-road? Dome Karukoski’s take on the Lord of the Rings author’s early life doesn’t even try to break the biopic mold.
The Pokémon franchise takes some crazy swings with a noir adventure that admirably commits to its universe, but might only be for hardcore Poke-fans.
Werner Herzog’s look at the Soviet Union’s last leader is fascinatingly apolitical, but lacks insight as a result.
Before Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki honed his craft on one of the liveliest anime action-adventures of all time.
Full of racist jokes & sexual assault subplots, John Hughes’ teen rom-com classic has aged like bad cheese. But is there anything worth saving about it?
While this animated kid’s film carries its titular dolls’ message of loving your imperfections, the end result is still a little too safe.
A surprisingly solid performance by Zac Efron is wasted on an uneven drama about why chicks dig Ted Bundy.
A bat-crap crazy home invasion thriller, The Intruder spices up its hokey script and brain-dead characters with a bug-eyed turn from Dennis Quaid.
Hulu’s new documentary on the life of pioneering sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer balances lifelong tragedies with her undying sense of joy.
Against all odds, Jonathan Levine manages to transform a stoner comedy with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron into a charmingly sweet political romance.
Kasi Lemmons’ wistful, eerie, criminally underrated directorial debut features complex characters & asks unsettling questions about memory & perspective.
Five years on, Ava DuVernay’s gripping account of the march from Selma to Washington stresses that MLK’s fight is far from over today.
The Houston-born filmmaker talks about his latest opus, the value of arts in small communities, and the joys/challenges of self-distributing your films.
David Robert Mitchell’s latest might just be reviled precisely because it prods at the solipsism of the film bros who tend to drag it.
The MCU reaches a climax of sorts with the ambitious, three-hour Endgame, a satisifying end to the 11-year Marvel mythos to date.
Dame Judi Dench gives a commanding performance as always, but this time-hopping spy thriller suffers from tepid, made-for-BBC delivery.
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s unconventional combo of rom-com, BFF dramedy and a million other genres charms thanks to Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield.