Apple TV+’s new mystery series isn’t entirely consistent, but it blends childlike wonder with real-life injustice to engaging effect.
Netflix’s new limited series deftly looks at racism, colorism, sexism, and more, all with typically great work from Octavia Spencer.
The Erwin Brothers’ Christian romance aims for crossover appeal, but can’t quite rock its way into the free world.
Liz Garbus’ Sundance drama offers a gut-wrenching, if muddled, look at a true crime disappearance.
Ricky Tollman’s directorial debut has great ingredients, but they add up to a terrible stew.
Janicza Bravo’s retelling of the 2015 viral Twitter thread boasts great performances and surprisingly solid filmmaking, even if it ends on a shrug.
Apple TV+’s anthology series offers a complicated, relatable snapshot of the American melting pot.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s legal drama has its moments of impact and an impressive cast, but it’s far too lopsided to stick the landing.
Terrence Malick’s three-hour opus examines the links between the theological, the empirical, and the absurdist in his best film in almost a decade.
Willem Dafoe and some cute puppies aren’t enough to save this dull, overlong adventure.
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.
Tom Hanks fills the loafers of childhood’s kindest saint in Marielle Heller’s case study of Mr. Rogers’ impact.
Your dad’s favorite racing movie races to a $31.5 million opening weekend.
Matt Damon & Christian Bale are in first gear in the true story of the race to make the fastest car in the world.
Adam Driver delivers another powerful performance in Scott Z. Burns’ drama about C.I.A. torture in the Middle East.
The latest volley in the cinematic culture wars is a clunky, but essentially-competent polemic in favor of school vouchers.
Jane Campion’s Janet Frame biopic, a trilogy of fables from Abbas Kiarostami, and one of Ozu’s lesser-known melodramas fill Criterion’s August slate.
Gurinder Chadha’s heartwarming tale of a boy and The Boss fumbles some chords, but charms nonetheless.