Issa López captures the horror of growing up in a warzone with a gritty fairy tale that would make Guillermo Del Toro proud.
Richard Linklater’s 2003 Jack Black comedy is a riotous, rocking celebration of creativity and the joy of music, and holds up like a killer solo.
Netflix brings back the classic Nick cartoon twenty years later for a one-off special filled with heart and surprisingly complicated musings on the passage of time.
A late-summer adaptation of the Alvin Schwartz stories turns out to be one of the year’s biggest surprises in horror.
Nickelodeon’s teenage live-action reboot of the beloved children’s show brings a strong central performance and oodles of adventure.
Our monthly TV podcast returns to find Bikini Bottom’s favored son for the twentieth anniversary of Nick’s seminal kid’s show.
Tom Hanks charms as Fred Rogers in the trailer for Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, out in theaters this Thanksgiving.
Marvel’s web-crawler predictably holds the box office, while The Farewell puts up a respectable showing for an A24 dramedy.
Never has something looked so photorealistic and felt so fake.
The box office performance of Spider-Man: Far From Home helps drag a slower movie summer out of its funk, while Toy Story 4 keeps chugging along.
Last weekend saw poor performance for the latest Conjuring flick, in a summer of diminishing returns for franchise sequels.
Dennis Do’s lushly animated recounting of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia is striking but lacks much-needed specificity.
Pixar’s fourth trip into the toybox opens up fascinating existential questions while maintaining its delightful core of childlike whimsy.
The sequel to the popular 2016 film has its characters learning new tricks, but its overabundance of plot and characters neuter its message.
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One of Hayao Miyazaki’s lighter, sentimental films is a celebration of ordinary life & parental love as seen through the eyes of a child.
One of Miyazaki’s most enduring classics, Princess Mononoke addresses the concepts of violence and hatred in a way young viewers can understand.
Miyazaki’s animated classic effortlessly blends magical realism with a relatable coming-of-age story about building community.