‘The Zone of Interest’ and ‘Origin’ Are Good-Faith Failures
Sometimes movies that earnestly address important issues can be bad!
‘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.
Food & Wine Experience
Which Do You Think I Liked Better: ‘The Beekeeper’ or ‘The Book of Clarence’?
Trick question! I wasn't crazy about either of 'em.
‘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.
Japanese Movies Are Back, Baby!
'The Boy and the Heron' and 'Godzilla Minus One' are soaring over and stomping on the box office, respectively.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.