The Top 10 Movies of 2015The year in cinema is an overwhelming banquet. Here are my 10 favorite dishes.
James WhiteChristopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon star in a lacerating drama about a young man trying to keep it together for his dying mom.
The Paper ChaseIn Spotlight, reporters dig through dusty files and search court records. It’s thrilling.
Saving Astronaut WatneyMatt Damon tries to stay alive while a loyal team fights to bring him home in Ridley Scott’s entertaining The Martian.
The Second MotherA magnificent drama about the charged relationship between household help and the household.
Queen of EarthElisabeth Moss gives her most visceral performance yet in Alex Ross Perry’s drama of frenemyship.
GrandmaLily Tomlin stars as a septuagenarian lesbian widow in this deft, touching story about grief and moving on.
The Force Awakens Reinvigorates Star Wars for the 21st CenturyJ.J. Abrams restores balance to the Force.
The Danish GirlTom Hooper’s drama of gender transition is pretty good for yet another trailblazing baby-steps movie.
CarolTodd Haynes’ wondrous Patricia Highsmith adaptation is seemingly set inside a beautiful movie made in the 1950s.
Daniel Craig Is Right to Hate James BondSpectre is our most frustrating example yet of the franchise’s push to remake its lead as an antihero.
Bridge of Spies Is a Cold War Movie With a Message About Guantánamo BaySteven Spielberg’s thriller may seem old-fashioned, but it could hardly be more relevant
The Cab Ride as Artistic RebellionIranian director Jafar Panahi, banned from movie-making, returns with the funny and moving Taxi.
The InternThe gender politics of this Nancy Meyers comedy aren’t nearly as bad as the trailers suggest.
SicarioDirector Denis Villeneuve gives the brutal violence of the intractable drug war the action-movie treatment.
Z for ZachariahMargot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine confront faith at the end of the world.
Tom at the FarmCanadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan wears the platinum locks of the Hitchcock blonde for this naughty thriller.