Sept. 28 2017 12:01 PMRichard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying Is More Than a “Sequel” to The Last DetailThe new movie, built around three great performances, stands as its own work of art.
Sept. 22 2017 9:51 AMKingsman: The Golden CircleAs spy sequels go, this is less Goldfinger, more Goldmember.
Sept. 7 2017 1:59 PMThe New It Has Too Much Insane Clown, Not Enough PosseThe latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel piles on the jump scares, but it’s at its best when showing friends simply clowning around.
Sept. 1 2017 7:23 AMFilmnoia, or How Fear Permeated CinemaHow cinematic paranoia has changed through decades of filmmaking—while staying the same.
Aug. 29 2017 8:05 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: Get OutIn his directorial debut, Jordan Peele pinpointed the specific anxieties of being black in America in 2017.
Aug. 17 2017 3:56 PMLogan LuckySteven Soderbergh’s return to the big screen doesn’t quite re-create that Ocean’s magic, but it’s still a pleasure to have him back.
Aug. 10 2017 5:15 PMIngrid Goes West Is Like a Black Mirror Episode Set in the PresentWhat if Instagram, but too much?
Aug. 9 2017 7:45 AMHiding Reality in Plain SightThey Live is campy science fiction. But John Carpenter snuck in sobering moments of reality.
Aug. 3 2017 5:03 PMWhose Streets, Whose StoriesWho gets to make art out of black pain? Two very different new movies show why it matters.
Aug. 1 2017 8:01 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: They LiveFilmmaker John Carpenter used simple visuals to make bold political statements in this 1988 sci-fi flick.
July 27 2017 12:16 PMIn the DarkHow director Alan J. Pakula created the mother of all conspiracy movies.
July 20 2017 10:58 AMGirls TripOne of the best comedies ever made for black women—and one of the funniest movies of the year, period.
July 18 2017 6:18 PMLandlineThe new rom-com from the team behind Obvious Child has fewer abortions, just as many laughs.
July 17 2017 8:05 PMEven Christopher Nolan Skeptics Will Be Wowed by DunkirkThe Inception filmmaker’s World War II epic is a triumph of—of all things—simplicity.
July 11 2017 1:03 PMWar for the Planet of the ApesThe thrilling conclusion to this thoughtful trilogy will make a monkey out of anti-franchise snobs.
Sept. 22 2017 2:26 PMIn 2017, the Triumph of Battle of the Sexes Feels Like a Hollow VictoryEmma Stone and Steve Carell deliver winning performances as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, but we all know how this story ends.
Sept. 15 2017 11:18 AMNo Number of Exclamation Points Will Prepare You for Mother!Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie is not just an allegory for art, marriage, and the biblical creation. It’s all those things plus a deeply symbolic kitchen sink.
Sept. 5 2017 8:07 AMDana Stevens’ Must-Watch Movies This FallSlate’s film critic on what to look forward to as Oscar season revs up.
Aug. 31 2017 3:36 PMColumbus Design for LivingA video essayist’s meticulous first feature reminds us of modernism’s utopian roots.
Aug. 18 2017 4:40 PMRumble: The Indians Who Rocked the WorldThis sorely needed new documentary explores the influence of Native Americans on rock ’n’ roll. It turns out to be too big a subject for just one movie.
Aug. 15 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Bourne TrilogyThe action-packed series showed that even if the hero gets out alive, the conspiracy never ends.
Aug. 9 2017 7:55 PMGood TimeThis relentless chase movie represents a daring leap forward for both the Safdie brothers and Robert Pattinson.
Aug. 4 2017 12:20 PMThe Dark TowerHollywood finally made a movie of Stephen King’s magnum opus. If only it were a sprawling, epic failure.
Aug. 3 2017 12:24 PMThe B-Movie With a MessageWith They Live, filmmaker John Carpenter balanced camp with social commentary. Not all critics liked the tactic.
July 27 2017 12:29 PMAtomic BlondeCharlize Theron’s newest action heroine is no Imperator Furiosa, but Atomic Blonde does give her one unforgettable sequence.
July 21 2017 11:22 AMIn The Parallax View, Conspiracy Goes All the Way to the Top—and BeyondAlan J. Pakula’s suspense thriller suggested that political assassinations were part of something much, much larger.
July 19 2017 6:10 PMValerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsLuc Besson’s daffy epic is a blast from sci-fi’s much sillier past.
July 18 2017 9:01 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Parallax ViewWhy Alan Pakula’s conspiracy flick makes you feel like you’re being brainwashed, too.
July 13 2017 10:53 AMThe Girl Doesn’t Get SavedAudiences called Blow Out a downer. Critics called it genre trash. In fact, it’s a deeply personal study of obsession.
July 5 2017 7:17 PMA Ghost StoryThis odd movie, starring Casey Affleck under a bedsheet, won’t scare you, but it will haunt you.