Michael Bay turns his singularly amped-up aesthetic to a Netflix blockbuster that’s even more brain-dead than usual.
Abby McEnany’s autobiographical Showtime series is a wry, funny, deeply queer breath of fresh air.
Showtime’s sequel to the iconic LGBTQ+ series feels refreshing, if frustratingly centrist at times.
Amy Sherman-Palladino’s quick-witted Amazon comedy returns for a third season of beautiful dresses and chiffon-thin stakes.
Peter Strickland’s frigid, Freudian fever dream looks at fetishism and consumerism with a killer sense of style.
The Bette Midler/Lily Tomlin mistaken-identity comedy played a curiously strong role in one writer’s journey to queerness and leftism.
Nora Ephron’s charming Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan comedy also makes the case for letting yourself be vulnerable and brave.
Elizabeth Banks revives the girl-power action franchise with new blood and a solid if formulaic actioner.
We look back on the anarchic joys of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and how it shaped the comic sensibilities of a generation.
Martin Scorsese turned his camera to the grotesque excesses of the ultra-rich in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Despite the ridiculous concept and uneven tone, Apple TV+’s new comedy is a compelling watch.
Eddie Murphy is back, baby, in this groovy, uproarious take on the gonzo career of Rudy Ray Moore. […]
Our penultimate CIFF dispatch breaks down Rian Johnson’s star-studded caper Knives Out, the Georgian queer drama And Then We Danced…, and more.
(This dispatch is part of our coverage of the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival.) Welp, CIFF keeps chugging […]
Bong Joon-ho’s latest is a twisty, turny, crackerjack class thriller.
Today’s CIFF dispatch sees reviews of Forman vs. Forman, Gloria Mundi, I Lost My Body, Let There Be Light, and Extracurricular.
At CIFF, we take a look at religious drama Maternal, episodic romantic dramedy Babyteeth, German potboiler Lara, and historical queer horror Carmilla.
Today’s CIFF dispatch includes family drama The Truth, death-row issue film Clemency, Guatemalan queer drama Tremors, and the gonzo Twentieth Century.