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‘The Zone of Interest’ and ‘Origin’ Are Good-Faith Failures

Sometimes movies that earnestly address important issues can be bad!

January 31, 2024

‘All of Us Strangers’ and ‘Fallen Leaves’ Are Uniquely Told Love Stories

A ghostly romance from Andrew Haigh and a deadpan one from Aki Kaurismäki.

January 17, 2024

The New ‘Mean Girls’ Isn’t Mean Enough

Oh, and it isn’t good enough either.

January 12, 2024

‘Poor Things’ Is a Good Old-Fashioned Moral Tale; ‘Maestro’ Flails Around at the Podium

Emma Stone shines as a woman with no shame; Bradley Cooper sure looks and sounds like Leonard Bernstein.

December 22, 2023

Japanese Movies Are Back, Baby!

'The Boy and the Heron' and 'Godzilla Minus One' are soaring over and stomping on the box office, respectively.

December 14, 2023

More Like ‘NOPEoleon’ and ‘Dream ScenariNO’

OK, Ridley Scott's epic biopic and Kristoffer Borgli's black comedy aren't THAT bad. But they aren't that good either.

December 1, 2023

‘May December’ Is Nasty and Unsettling in a Way ‘Saltburn’ Only Wishes It Was

Todd Haynes's latest domestic melodrama perpetually keeps you off balance; Emerald Fennell's black comedy twists itself into gratuitous knots.

November 22, 2023

‘The Holdovers’ and ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Play Truth or Consequences With Us

In their latest films. Alexander Payne and Justine Triet wonder if we can handle the truth.

November 17, 2023

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Is a Whodunnit Where the Culprit Is America

In Martin Scorsese's epic about the Osage killings, evil is more banal than ever—and more persistent too.

October 23, 2023