The story behind one of the most powerful feminist anthems of the ’70s gets a glossy treatment that ignores its grittier reality.
Philip Seymour Hoffman lends remarkable texture to Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, a film in mourning over New York and the fleeting nature of being.
Martial arts veteran Mark Dacascos shines in a killer-cab thriller; if only the movie around him was up to his level.
Niki Caro’s remake of the animated classic slots nicely into the Chinese war epic formula, but a bit of Disney magic gets lost in the mix.
Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi thriller is often something to behold, but it’s nowhere near the brilliant art it thinks it is.
Robin Williams receives a heartfelt ode, wrapped in a PSA about the disease that led to his unique struggles.
Criterion compiles a legend’s filmography into a single set, Gamera gets a big box, & more in our rundown of August’s DVD & Blu-ray releases.
Charlie Kaufman’s minimalist meditation on mortality is as hard to get through as it is oddly rewarding.
Netflix’s latest film for teens isn’t trying for anything deep or important, but it doesn’t have to.
An interesting concept is buried under limp writing and under developed characters.
Charlie Kaufman directs one of the most subtly horrifying movies of the year.
The franchise’s long-awaited third entry is a harmless jaunt that lacks its predecessors’ novelty and surrealism.
The homage to 80s vampire flicks commits the mortal sin of being boring.
Park Chan-wook’s most recent film is an erotically charged but non-salacious look at women finding shelter & understanding in each other.
Isabel Sandoval directs & stars in a layered story of a woman struggling to live in a hostile world.
Adam Rehmeier’s punk-rock indie romance takes a while to get out of first gear, but its charming leads are fun to spend time with.
The director’s sole English-language film to date is a simmering, occasionally empty exercise in Hitchcockian style.
Takeshi Kushida’s debut is a heartbreakingly dark love story about confidence and perception.