Effin’ Magnetos—How Do They Work?X-Men Days of Future Past is maximalist Hollywood filmmaking at its best.
Want to See a Giant Radioactive Lizard Whale on Stuff?Then Godzilla delivers.
Enemy and The DoubleTwo new movies about doppelgangers bear an uncanny resemblance.
IdaA journey you won’t forget.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2Maybe every generation gets the Spider-Man it deserves, but must every micro-generation?
Only Lovers Left AliveVampires are the perfect Jim Jarmusch characters.
TranscendenceThe perils of uploading Johnny Depp to a supercomputer.
Hateship LoveshipKristen Wiig is a revelation in this adaptation of Alice Munro’s short story.
ManeaterYou’d be crazy not to watch Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin, but you might be unhappy you did.
Why Teens Love DystopiasBrutal, highly factionalized worlds governed by remote authoritarian entities? That’s basically high school.
Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol. I: You Won’t Believe Shia LaBeouf’s Cockney Accent
It Was Gravity vs. GravitasAnd the weightier movie won.
Put Your Oscars Knowledge to the Test With This Screenplay Quiz
Child’s PoseIt ain’t about yoga.
Emmanuel Lubezki Is on InstagramAnd the Gravity cinematographer is just as gifted with still images as he is with moving ones.
The Best Spielberg Blockbuster in YearsHow Godzilla director Gareth Edwards cloned the formula behind Jaws, Close Encounters, and Jurassic Park.
The ImmigrantJames Gray’s lavish, old-fashioned melodrama showcases big performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard.
Freaks and GreeksSeth Rogen and Rose Byrne make war on bro privilege in Neighbors.
LockeA stripped-down existential road movie with a masterful performance from Tom Hardy.
Blue RuinA revenge thriller that cannily subverts your expectations of revenge thrillers.
High MaintenanceThis is how you should spend your 4/20.
Horse SenseWhat I learned about being a mother from National Velvet’s Araminty Brown.
A Very Special SnowflakeTalking to Errol Morris about Donald Rumsfeld, who’s as maddeningly opaque as ever in The Unknown Known.
A Mild WinterScarlett Johansson enlivens the pleasant but unremarkable new Captain America.
Muppets Most Wanted
The lovers, the dreamers, and Ray Liotta.
The Scribblin’ SamuraiDana Stevens answers reader questions during a Reddit AMA.
The Lady in Number 6This documentary short about the oldest Holocaust survivor is 38 minutes of pure joy.
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson goes to war.
How to Get Yourself to Watch “Difficult” MoviesNotes from a Schindler’s List viewing party.
The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki’s final film has the sweep of a David Lean epic and the dreamlike quality of late Kurosawa.