Lee Isaac Chung’s Sundance winner is a well-intentioned and sweet family drama that can’t help but feel incomplete.
Kourosh Ahari’s psychological thriller mines anxieties of Iranian-Americans living in the States for bone-chilling effect.
Action movie antics and rescue missions ensue upon the Emerald Chain’s invasion.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s state-sanctioned drama elevates itself beyond its cultural mandate to explore more universal notes to the human condition.
Shonda Rhimes’ latest series is a delightful romp filled with diverse characters (and casting), and more bodice-ripping intrigue than you can shake a corset at.
Netflix drops a glowing, but opaque music doc that does little but throw red meat to her legions of fans.
Shockingly, the long-delayed comet disaster movie finds remarkable pathos and strong performances from Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin.
Steve McQueen’s incredible anthology closes with a deeply sympathetic probe of the racial deficits of the British school system.
The action superstar has a little fun in this affectionate tribute to old-school beat-’em-ups, with big colors and tongue-in-cheek humor galore.
From BoJack to What We Do in the Shadows, we break down the TV that got us through a hellish year.
Taylor Morden’s documentary is a charming, quirky look back at the demise of the home video store.
From The Assistant to Wolfwalkers, we guide you through the cinema that survived a devastating 2020 and made it to our screens — and hearts.
Viktor Kossakovsky’s deeply anthropological look at the everyday rhythms of farm life bursts with precision and quietly devastating purpose.
Ryan White’s documentary examines the two women who killed Kim Jong-un’s brother, and the complex web of lies and deceptions that got them to do it.
Steven Soderbergh goes further back to his indie roots with a boatful of talent, loose style, and delightful improv.
Adam Mason’s near-future COVID tale is an unnecessary idea made worse by a rushed script and cheap production values.
John Patrick Shanley returns with a miscast, disingenuous tale of Irish star-crossed lovers.
Tara Miele’s new film is a mismatched metaphysical love story that shows potential for the writer/director but doesn’t land.