Feb. 3 2016 10:21 AMThe Cosmic Purpose of the Film IndustryThe Coen brothers’ new movie (about movies) is one of their very best.
Jan. 14 2016 2:59 PMMichael Bay Goes to WarThe director’s Benghazi movie is loud, tasteless, and remarkably astute about American foreign policy.
Dec. 31 2015 10:10 AMAnomalisaA beautiful, tricky, heartbreaking puppet show from Charlie Kaufman.
Dec. 23 2015 5:45 AMThe Hateful EightQuentin Tarantino’s eighth film is bold, gorgeous, verbally clever, and possibly evil.
Dec. 22 2015 9:45 AMJoyWant to see Jennifer Lawrence haggle over industrial parts? This is the movie for you! Otherwise …
Dec. 16 2015 4:26 PMThe Force Awakens Reinvigorates Star Wars for the 21st CenturyJ.J. Abrams restores balance to the Force.
Dec. 10 2015 12:39 PMBubble BoysThe antic Big Short plays the collapse of 2008 for laughs—but it’s still a tragedy.
Nov. 25 2015 9:51 AMThe Danish GirlTom Hooper’s drama of gender transition is pretty good for yet another trailblazing baby-steps movie.
Nov. 19 2015 9:45 AMCarolTodd Haynes’ wondrous Patricia Highsmith adaptation is seemingly set inside a beautiful movie made in the 1950s.
Nov. 5 2015 5:34 PMDaniel 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. 
Oct. 16 2015 10:44 AMBridge 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
Oct. 14 2015 9:02 AMRoomIt’s amazing how much Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay can do within one 11-by-11-foot space.
Oct. 2 2015 12:16 PMThe Cab Ride as Artistic RebellionIranian director Jafar Panahi, banned from movie-making, returns with the funny and moving Taxi.
Sept. 25 2015 9:09 AMThe InternThe gender politics of this Nancy Meyers comedy aren’t nearly as bad as the trailers suggest.
Sept. 17 2015 10:43 AMSicarioDirector Denis Villeneuve gives the brutal violence of the intractable drug war the action-movie treatment.
Jan. 22 2016 11:56 AMThe $400 Million Baby Vampire RadishWhat can Hollywood learn from Monster Hunt, the highest-grossing film in Chinese history?
Jan. 8 2016 8:40 AMThe ForestNatalie Dormer stars in yet another of Hollywood’s early January mercy killings.
Dec. 23 2015 1:59 PMHands to the FaceThe woeful Concussion fails to hold the NFL—or anyone—accountable for the CTE crisis.
Dec. 22 2015 2:00 PM45 YearsA sobering, beautiful mystery story about a long marriage.
Dec. 18 2015 1:01 PMSister SnoozeTina Fey and Amy Poehler coast in a limp comedy about siblings who can’t grow up.
Dec. 11 2015 5:46 AMThe Top 10 Movies of 2015The year in cinema is an overwhelming banquet. Here are my 10 favorite dishes.
Nov. 25 2015 12:57 PMThe Good DinosaurSimplistic story, but look at the glorious world Pixar made.
Nov. 24 2015 4:26 PMCreed Is GoodRyan Coogler’s installment in the Rocky franchise is an invigorating crowd-pleaser.
Nov. 12 2015 10:41 AMJames WhiteChristopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon star in a lacerating drama about a young man trying to keep it together for his dying mom.
Nov. 5 2015 8:45 AMThe Paper ChaseIn Spotlight, reporters dig through dusty files and search court records. It’s thrilling.
Oct. 15 2015 2:52 PMCrimson PeakGuillermo del Toro’s haunted-house horror film is gothic in every sense of the word.
Oct. 9 2015 10:29 AMThe SharkMichael Fassbender as a predatory Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s biopic.
Oct. 1 2015 10:41 AMSaving Astronaut WatneyMatt Damon tries to stay alive while a loyal team fights to bring him home in Ridley Scott’s entertaining The Martian.
Sept. 18 2015 12:18 PMBlack MassJohnny Depp’s ice-cold Whitey Bulger is the highlight of a solid Boston gangster movie.
Aug. 28 2015 3:46 PMThe Second MotherA magnificent drama about the charged relationship between household help and the household.