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'Tomb Raider' Review: Buried by Absurdity

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:19:58 EDT

Alicia Vikander is the new Lara Croft in a joyless reboot of the franchise.

'Journey's End' Review: A Small Beauty About the Great War

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:00:46 EDT

Sam Claflin stars in an adaptation of the R.C. Sherriff play about British soldiers confronting the carnage of the Western Front.

'Love, Simon' Review: To Be Young, Yearning and Gay

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:13:35 EDT

A closeted teenager’s eventful life is the focus of this endearing film

'A Wrinkle in Time' Review: Disney Trips on a Tesseract

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:34:14 EST

A big-screen version of Madeleine L’Engle’s treasured young-adult novel dims its luster while enhancing its visual scope, Joe Morgenstern writes.

'The Death of Stalin' Review: Laughing in the Graveyard of History

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:55:07 EST

Armando Iannucci’s absurdist comedy revisits real and imagined events surrounding the Soviet dictator’s demise.

'Foxtrot' Review: A Dance of Grief

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:44:58 EST

Fate can be capricious and cruel in this distinctive drama from Israel.

'Red Sparrow' Review: Flightless Bird

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:27:22 EST

Jennifer Lawrence stars as a Russian spy trained to use her body to help the motherland.

'Annihilation' Review: Deep Thoughts, Genre Delights

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:17:56 EST

Alex Garland directs his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel about a female team exploring a mysterious zone that threatens the world.

'The Cured' Review: No Worse Than the Disease

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:17:07 EST

Humanity has found a treatment for zombism after a devastating outbreak, but not all the infected seem to be treatable.

Golden Oldies---Silver and Bronze, Too

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:30:29 EST

‘100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012,’ a joint effort by the International Olympic Committee and the Criterion Collection, brings together 53 movies that document Summer and Winter Olympiads from Stockholm in 1912 to London in 2012.

'Loveless' Review: At World's End

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:54:13 EST

A Russian boy runs away from home after discovering his parents’ plans for divorce, and for him.

'Black Panther' Review: An Epic to Pounce On

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:35:51 EST

Ryan Coogler’s heartfelt superhero film speaks its mind eloquently.

'Golden Exits' Review: Going Through the Motions

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:31:06 EST

A newly arrived woman from Australia spells trouble for a pair of discontented Brooklyn couples.

'Peter Rabbit' Review: All Hopped Up

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:59:58 EST

The adaptation of the children’s classic has its charms, but innocence isn’t one of them.

'A Fantastic Woman' Review: Blurred Lines, Deep Feelings

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:30:21 EST

A transgender woman struggles with the death of her lover in Chile’s entry for this year’s foreign-language Oscar.

'A Ciambra' Review: Stealing Our Hearts

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:09:22 EST

Jonas Carpignano’s neo-realist study of a Romani family in southern Italy and a lovable urchin named Pio.

'Have a Nice Day' Review: Acidic, Astute and Very Animated

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:26:34 EST

Liu Jian’s subversive Chinese feature follows a bag of stolen money.

'West of the Jordan River' Review: Exasperated With Occupation

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:26:04 EST

Amos Gitai takes a hard look at the situation in the West Bank.

They Kept the French Happily Occupied in Wartime

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:38:16 EST

Claude Autant-Lara is often overlooked in the country’s cinematic history, but his frothy films made during the occupation possess a host of virtues.

'12 Strong' Review: Fiery Heroism, Pale Reflection

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:36:05 EST

During the weeks following 9/11, U.S. Special Forces ride horses into combat against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

'Hostiles' Review: Savagery and Redemption

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:02 EST

As the Indian Wars wind down, a battle-hardened soldier played by Christian Bale escorts a dying Cheyenne chief to his ancestral lands.

'Paddington 2' Review: Paws That Refresh and Delight

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:44:57 EST

In a rousing sequel, the children’s-book bear is falsely accused of stealing a priceless treasure.

'The Commuter' Review: Drama Stuck at the Station

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:07:48 EST

Liam Neeson stars as an innocent traveler caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

'The Insult' Review: A Pipe Dream of Peace

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:22:38 EST

An argument over gutter repair becomes a parable of life in contemporary Lebanon and the Middle East.

'In Between' Review: Heartfelt Combat

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:14:02 EST

Three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv forge bonds of feminist resistance in a debut feature by Maysaloun Hamoud

Bening's the Big Heat

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:22:34 EST

In ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ Annette Bening plays screen siren Gloria Grahame in her waning days when, terminally ill, she reconnects with a much younger former lover.

'In the Fade' Review: On Revenge and Its Limits

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:19:39 EST

A German woman sets out to avenge the racially motivated murder of her husband and son in Hamburg.

'All the Money in the World' Review: Weighing a Young Life on the Balance Sheet

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:31:52 EST

Ridley Scott’s film stars Christopher Plummer as the billionaire J. Paul Getty, asked to pay a ransom for his kidnapped grandson.

'Molly's Game' Review: Drawing Dead With All-In Dialogue

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:46:43 EST

Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut takes a seat at the high-stakes poker table.

'Downsizing' Review: When Small Comforts Loom Large

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:23:48 EST

Alexander Payne’s comedy scales up a scheme to save the planet and get rich in the process.

'Phantom Thread' Review: Of Rags and Dramatic Riches

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:24:13 EST

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s study in romantic obsession, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a reigning high-fashion designer in postwar London.

'The Post' Review: Vibrant, Vital and Essential

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:26:57 EST

Steven Spielberg’s feature tells a classic story of American journalism—the coming of age of the Washington Post—while Meryl Streep finds unforced beauty in her portrayal of the paper’s publisher, Katharine Graham.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Review: Action and Angst of Galactic Proportions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:45:10 EST

The space saga’s latest episode examines old loyalties with surprising results.

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Review: When a Body Meets a New Body

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:44:50 EST

The enchanted board game of the 1995 film gets a digital twist in this surprisingly pleasant followup.

'Coco' Review: Delight of the Living Dead

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:18:41 EST

In Pixar’s latest, a Mexican boy searches the Land of the Dead for family secrets and his musical muse.

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Review: Signs of Life Too Vivid to Miss

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:45:30 EST

Martin McDonagh’s third feature puts the soul of an Ozarks town on display.

'Murder on the Orient Express' Review: Losing Track of Entertainment

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:44:27 EST

Kenneth Branagh’s version of the Agatha Christie classic is more punishment than crime.

'Suburbicon' Review: Fencing Off the Funny

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:07:25 EDT

Very bad neighbors populate a black comedy based on a Coen brothers script.

'Novitiate' Review: An Act of Faith

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:52:15 EDT

A young woman enters the convent at a time of major doctrinal changes in Maggie Betts’s debut feature.

'Abundant Acreage Available' Review: Living and Dying off the Land

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:06:11 EDT

After their father dies, two siblings must decide what to do with his 50-acre tobacco farm in North Carolina.

'The Sound' Review: Audible Horror

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:05:36 EDT

A debunker of the paranormal confronts the unknown in a subway station in this spooky sonic film.

'Shot' Review: Split-Screen Social Drama

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:36 EDT

Jeremy Kagan’s film tells the story of how one stray bullet changed three lives.

'Mother!' Review: Giving Birth to Madness

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:33:57 EDT

Darren Aronofsky offers a tension-filled trip into his personal underworld in the new film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

'Polina' Review: Risky Leaps, Moving Odyssey

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:10:43 EDT

From a husband-and-wife team comes an emotionally compelling, brilliantly acted film about a Russian dancer.

'Beach Rats' Review: Self-Discovery on the Boardwalk

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:33:58 EDT

Eliza Hittman’s coming-of-age story follows a young man’s sexual maturation in south Brooklyn.

'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory' Review: They Brought the Blues to Life

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:47:06 EDT

Pinetop Perkins, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and Hubert Sumlin played with the greats, and this documentary hopes to give them the recognition they deserve.