Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai sees Jim Jarmusch integrating hip-hop atmosphere with samurai genre trappings to create a dorm-room favorite.
Sam Mendes’ Depresson-era gangster fable is as effective as it is in-your-face with its aesthetics.
Apple TV+’s new drama sends Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul on a racially-charged search for justice.
Brian Kirk’s crime drama suffers from bad writing, ham-fisted messaging, and an overwhelming sense of “been there, done that.”
Seahorse, The First Rainbow Coalition, and debut feature The Vast of Night highlight our last day of CIFF capsule reviews.
(This dispatch is part of our coverage of the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival.) Welp, CIFF keeps chugging […]
Vince Gilligan returns to the fate of Jesse Pinkman in a thrilling, meditative neo-Western epilogue made strictly for Breaking Bad devotees.
Takashi Miike’s gazillionth film is a riotous yakuza caper that traffics in the filmmaker’s impeccable balance of extremes.
This month, we celebrate The Irishman by looking back on the works of one of New Hollywood’s most enduring voices.
Todd Phillips’ seedy, 3edgy5me imagining of the Clown Prince of Crime is as artfully made as it is disturbingly retrograde.
Daniel Scheinert scales back from his usual absurdist work for an ambitious medley of tones that doesn’t quite land.
Martin Scorsese returns with another long, sumptuous opus, whose crackling performances and scintillating script are held up by some wonky de-aging tech and a leaden runtime.
Lorene Scafaria drenches her recession-era crime dramedy in neon, bills, and deep intention.
Netflix’s new miniseries illustrates the painful, ugly road to justice after a sexual assault.
Though it doesn’t bring much new to the table, this brisk, gritty thriller gets the job done.
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss can’t quite spice up the underdone intrigue of this ’70s-set comic book adaptation.
The latest adaptation of a Roberto Saviano novel is a familiar, but inventive crime drama.
An early Quentin Tarantino screenplay is turned into an over the top look at America’s obsession with crime & criminals.