Cosmic ReliefIn The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking’s marriage is as complex as the universe.
Visionary HokumI snickered at Interstellar, but I never stopped staring in wonder.
Force MajeureWatch this brilliant and pitiless critique of marriage and masculinity with someone you love.
Philip, StarkA savagely frank character study of a toxically narcissistic novelist.
BirdmanOr, the Not-Unexpected Virtues of Michael Keaton and Emmanuel Lubezki.
Gone GirlBeautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.
The Guest and Fort BlissHow do we tell the stories of soldiers returning home from war?
The Skeleton TwinsSomeone please make Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader a Tracy and Hepburn for our time!
This Never HappenedThe first film by the creator of Mad Men plummets to Earth.
SamenessThe Giver claims to oppose conformity but warps its source material to resemble every other teen-marketed dystopia.
The Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
Brendan Gleeson Gets BiblicalThe great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.
The Most Wanted ManAs he did so many times before, Philip Seymour Hoffman elevates the movie around him.
We Are the Best!A wonderful Swedish comedy about girls in a punk band.
Dawn of the Planet of the ApesThe primate revolution enters its Reign of Terror phase.
The Self-Made MonsterThree full performances almost save the empty Nightcrawler.
Broken GlassesJean-Luc Godard goes 3-D.
John WickHow Sad Keanu got his groove back.
Dear Dear White PeopleYou’re full of good ideas and righteous anger. I just wish you were funny, too.
WhiplashA teacher, his student, and the perils of pedagogy.
The BoxtrollsNeeds more Boxtrolls.
The Disappearance of The Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyWhy did Harvey Weinstein have a director transform two reportedly fascinating romantic dramas into one bland one?
Your Mother-in-Law Loved ChefHow did Jon Favreau’s amiable middlebrow comedy become the sleeper hit of the summer—the movie everyone says you have to see?
The NewlywedsJohn Lithgow and Alfred Molina in the enchanting, romantic Love Is Strange.
If You Have to MaskMichael Fassbender, in search of a new challenge, covers up in Frank.
The Art House in Your Living RoomFilm lovers, it's time to cede the summer to multiplexes and watch strange little movies at home. These three make a great start.
Guardians of the GalaxySure, it’s a Marvel spoof from Marvel, but it’s surprisingly light on its feet.
ÜberfrauTurn off 90 percent of your brain to watch Lucy.
Sex TapeThe sex tape in Sex Tape seems much more entertaining than Sex Tape.
BoyhoodAs transcendent as it is ordinary—just like life.