Things take a bleak turn as Lyra goes on a side trip & discovers the fate of one of the missing children.
Disney’s sequel enjoys another robust weekend, while the Rian Johnson whodunit clues moviegoers to the joys of original crowdpleasers.
Apple TV+’s new drama sends Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul on a racially-charged search for justice.
Tom Harper’s ascent to the stratosphere has moments of tension, but they’re undercut by a choppy narrative and a shallow approach to its true story.
Roller skating as a pastime for the rich & famous lasted barely a year, but resulted in some of the best in 70s kitsch cinema.
One writer’s childhood bond with his best friend was sealed by a fateful late-night screening of Die Hard with a Vengeance.
The Bette Midler/Lily Tomlin mistaken-identity comedy played a curiously strong role in one writer’s journey to queerness and leftism.
Melina Matsoukas’ vivid debut makes a Bonnie & Clyde story out of the dangers of being black in America.
Apple TV+ adds another just okay series to its lineup, psychological horror produced by M. Night Shyamalan.
Alex Ross Perry’s punk-rock elegy isn’t just a bittersweet portrait of rock stardom, it’s a beautiful model of the long, hard road to sobriety.
Alex Garland’s contemplative sci-fi stories imagine a world where destruction and liberation go hand in hand.
Bette Davis’ 1942 melodrama masterpiece Now, Voyager, directed by Irving Rapper, gets a pristine rerelease courtesy of The Criterion Collection.
Nora Ephron’s charming Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan comedy also makes the case for letting yourself be vulnerable and brave.
Frozen 2 breaks the ice of November’s box-office chill — and the year’s downward trend of family movie sequels.
Lyra & the Gyptians get some formidable muscle, both human and otherwise, in a dazzling, emotionally moving fourth episode.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott book is sensitive, challenging, and earnestly engages with the source material.
Six episodes in, the show does its deepest, most formally daring look at historical prejudice, policing and American mythology.
Netflix’s Christmas offerings get an animated upgrade in this familiar but handsomely hand-drawn take on the Santa story.