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April 10 2018 1:22 PMUnsuspicious MindsHBO’s new two-part Elvis documentary offers a treasure trove of footage but whitewashes some aspects of his story.
April 6 2018 4:43 PMA Quiet Place Can Only Be Fully Experienced in the TheaterJohn Krasinski’s inventive thriller—in which aliens attack anything that makes a sound—rewards those who sit in silence.
April 4 2018 12:48 PMYou Were Never Really Here Hits You Like a HammerLynne Ramsay’s new thriller may be a blunt instrument, but she knows exactly where she wants to strike.
March 20 2018 10:59 AMSteven Soderbergh’s Unsane Wants to Make You Feel CrazyIs Claire Foy being gaslighted, or is it you?
March 14 2018 1:00 PMThe New Tomb Raider Finds a Different Way of Admiring Female BodiesIn the thrilling new video game adaptation—whoever thought we’d say that?—the pleasure is in seeing all that Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft can do.
March 8 2018 3:27 PMThe Strangers: Prey at Night’s Only Value Is as a Reminder of What Made the Original a MasterpieceThe sequel is as determined to lean into well-worn horror-movie tropes as the original film was to invert them.
March 4 2018 6:30 PMThe Snark MachineWhat Twitter’s smartest critics and funniest comics are saying about the Oscars.
Feb. 23 2018 4:33 PMGame Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big WinnerRachel McAdams and Jason Bateman ground an increasingly outlandish satire.
Feb. 22 2018 4:22 PMAnnihilation Wants to Be the Ultimate Trip, but It’s Not Always Clear Where It’s GoingThe new film from Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland has a contempt for clichés but can’t always find something satisfying to replace them.
Feb. 14 2018 3:55 PMEarly Man Shows That Primitive Technologies Can Still Achieve WondersThe new movie from the team behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run is a plasticine tribute to the Pleistocene era.
Feb. 8 2018 6:35 PMThe 15:17 to Paris Is Such a Meandering, Tedious Ride It’s Almost Avant-GardeClint Eastwood’s latest never finds its greater purpose.
Feb. 1 2018 5:55 AMOscar Nominee A Fantastic Woman Tells a Different Kind of Trans StoryFocusing its camera on trans actress Daniela Vega, the Chilean drama allows us to see not an actorly transformation but a fully formed person.
Jan. 26 2018 4:36 PMThe King vs. the “Reality Star Fool”The King, Eugene Jarecki’s latest documentary, compares the glorious ascendance and pitiful demise of Elvis Presley to the Trump era.
Jan. 25 2018 12:15 PMFinally, a Sensitive Portrayal of Both Autistic Women and Star Trek FansPlease Stand By boldly goes where too few films have gone before.
Jan. 19 2018 1:14 PMA Documentary in Which Everything Is a LieOur New President retells the 2016 campaign through Russian propaganda.
April 6 2018 7:08 PMLean on Pete Is a Trojan HorseAndrew Haigh’s equestrian drama is not what you think.
April 4 2018 8:11 PMDon’t Let Anyone Stop You From Seeing BlockersThis comedy about the sexual desires of teenage girls is uproarious, irreverent, and surprisingly progressive.
March 28 2018 1:48 PMReady Player One Is a Feat of State-of-the-Art Pop Culture Navel-GazingIt’s juvenile, but Steven Spielberg’s TurboGrafx set pieces are worth your tokens.
March 15 2018 2:38 PMWes Anderson’s Talking-Canine Picture Isle of Dogs Feels As Real As Any of His MoviesThe filmmaker may be most at home with stop-motion puppets, but his latest shows he’s not afraid to get political.
March 13 2018 9:04 AMThe Task Is a Movie That Makes You Feel Like You’re Being WatchedThe task is to discover what The Task is.
March 7 2018 2:05 PMA Wrinkle in Time Is Less Subtle Than a Tesseract, but It Finds Moments of Humanity When It CanIf you’re a tween, or able to tap into your inner tween, you just might fall for it.
Feb. 28 2018 6:17 PMFeminism Has Done Worse Than Jennifer Lawrence’s Red SparrowThe new spy thriller tries to reclaim the femme fatale, but it’s more interested in women’s bodies than in their experiences.
Feb. 23 2018 9:30 AMWatching Netflix’s Mute Is Like Counting Electric SheepDuncan Jones’ dream project was hyped as a daring spiritual sequel to Blade Runner. Instead it just feels like a retread.
Feb. 15 2018 12:57 PMBlack Panther Is a Marvel Movie Superpowered by Its IdeasIt isn’t just great for what it is. It’s great for what it says.
Feb. 9 2018 5:01 PMFifty Shades Freed Is Basically Just Constant Boning, Which Is GreatEven if it occasionally gets distracted by things like plot.
Feb. 8 2018 10:14 AMA Fantastic Woman Shows That Trans Stories Are Not Just Transition StoriesUnlike so many movies about the trans experience, this Oscar nominee makes a point of showing its protagonist only as she always was.
Jan. 26 2018 6:59 PMA Futile and Stupid Gesture Fails to Capture the Spirit of the National LampoonDavid Wain’s Netflix movie about Doug Kenney can’t decide whether it’s a solemn biopic or an Animal House–esque farce.
Jan. 26 2018 4:10 PMKangaroo: A Love-Hate Story Examines Australians’ Relationship With the National Icon They Both Love and EatHow did such an innately lovable, national icon come to be considered a pest?
Jan. 22 2018 5:19 PMThe Tale Is the Perfect Movie for Our #MeToo MomentThe film that left Sundance shell-shocked blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction, past and present, victim and hero.
Jan. 16 2018 7:35 PMMary and the Witch’s Flower Is Like Harry Potter as Directed by MiyazakiThe first movie from a new studio staffed by Ghibli alums faithfully re-creates the Miyazaki magic. But is it too faithful?