Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first film outside of his native Japan is a light, star-studded family affair of modest potential and diminishing returns.
20 years later, Roland Emmerich’s Revolutionary War drama skewers U.S. history and Mel Gibson’s persona without trying to—or realizing it.
Powerful indies and revisionist superhero series dot some of June’s most addictive home video offerings.
HBO’s gritty new gumshoe is already being eclipsed by his more interesting supporting players in episode two.
After a handful of missteps, Gus Van Sant regained his footing with a solid—if fittingly flawed—indie.
Matthew McConaughey wasted a performance in Gus Van Sant’s most disappointing film, a self-important look at white male redemption.
Glib in concept and garish in emotions, Gus Van Sant’s quirk-fest is a testament to just how grating the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope can be.
The black-sheep show of the DC Universe returns for a second season even more confident in its quirks.
Both tactile and ethereal, Gus Van Sant’s skateboarding drama saw him expand upon his neorealist work that spanned the 2000s.
The former Daily Show host’s sophomore film is a dated, centrist screed that fundamentally misunderstands our current political moment.
Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning character drama is a safe, middlebrow nuts-and-bolts picture as formative as it is uncreative for the filmmaker.
A look at death as the great equalizer, Gus Van Sant’s Kurt Cobain-inspired drama looks at the decay from man to myth—but never legend.
Hulu’s spinoff of Love, Simon has a shaky start, but ultimately offers value to queer youth searching for guidance.
Ani Simon-Kennedy’s sophomore feature is a quiet, evocative trip, even if it doesn’t go as far as it could have.
Barbara Białowąs & Tomasz Mandes’ erotic drama has a truly gross premise and oodles of bad acting to leave you hot and bothered—or just bothered.
Channing Godfrey Peoples makes her debut with an emotional, inspiring tale of the complicated roads Black women must walk in America.
Bringing the works of Tarr and Akerman to modern America, Gus Van Sant’s drama about student life around a school shooting remains a vital work.
David Koepp’s haunted house thriller about anger and marital jealousy is ultimately more tragic than spooky.