Neither mother nor daughter was perfect — in fact, their lack of communication and empathy could be infuriating. But in the ways Lady Bird and Marion tried, and failed, to express love to the other, we could see ourselves.
This was a truly great year for cinema, and I struggled over this list, especially since horror, my favorite film genre, has seen a massive resurgence of quality in the last decade.
‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ asks: Is the answer to our racial woes an overwhelming protest of oppressed over the oppressor, or is it forgiveness and genuine reconciliation?
At times, it can almost seem ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is anti-human. Yet it really shows what is best, and worst, about humankind, and therefore defines it.
This new ‘Spider-Man’ has none of the sweetness of the old comics or movies, none of the suffering—but all the gadgets and heroism audiences want.
Common Sense Media is one example of the progressive rush to save our children from sex. But they are shooting for the wrong goal.
With ‘Baby Driver,’ Edgar Wright infuses the heist genre with an originality that’s consistent with his previous work.
Americans disagree whether it’s possible, necessary, or acceptable to focus on men. These movies explore these questions with insightful reflections on American society.
In all this dream-chasing, where is love? And what if instead of a blissful career your dream becomes—inexorably, inescapably—a person? That’s what ‘La La Land’ asks.
As Hollywood congratulates itself for the money-making frame that just ended, allow me to point out the attempts that will not lead to bonus payouts in the executive offices.
The BBC recently asked 177 movie critics to list the greatest films of the twenty-first century. They have no idea what they’re talking about.
Director Mark Osborne takes this classic tale and weaves it into a larger narrative, one that breathes new life into the simple story of a boy and his rose.
One quick Google search of ‘beauty and the beast’ and boom, you get all these angry, sad, reviewers trying to ruin another great movie.
Use these critics’ reviews to help you find a great movie this weekend.
The thing that sets ‘The Nice Guys’ apart is the magic that happens between Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Angourie Rice.
Superman, the ultimate symbol of all that is good, has been reduced to a magnet for fear and indignation, betrayed by the very people he wants so badly to protect.
Can-do box-office topper ‘The Martian’ depicts a world utterly alien to today’s sobby, whiny, excuse-laden version.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ sequel brings us more a capella contests and overblown and underimportant drama.
‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is a punk-rock rebel of a movie. It slaps you in the face while making you laugh.
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