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A Documentary in Which Everything Is a Lie

Our New President retells the 2016 campaign through Russian propaganda.

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?
Jan. 12 2018 4:47 PMWhy Academy Voters Shouldn’t Overlook Get Out’s Daniel KaluuyaJordan Peele’s film requires the British actor to get across two convincing performances simultaneously, and he delivers both beautifully.
Jan. 9 2018 3:50 PMI, Tonya’s Take on Toxic Masculinity and Messy Victimhood Arrives at Just the Right Moment
Dec. 20 2017 7:10 AMThe Greatest Showman Isn’t Exactly the Greatest Show on EarthThe new movie musical overpromises as much as P.T. Barnum did, but you might not be mad when it swindles you out of your money.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMCould Variable Ticket Pricing Save the Movies?Regal is betting you’ll pay more for in-demand showtimes the way you pay more for the most popular flights. It’ll be just like in the olden days.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMWatching Louis C.K.’s New Movie and Saying GoodbyeI’ll never look at my old cultural crush the same way again.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMGary Oldman Doesn’t Just “Vanish” Into His Role as Winston Churchill in Darkest HourIn Joe Wright’s biopic, it’s actually difficult to see him.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMCall Me by Your Name Is an Extravagant Revelry in the Beauty of Italy, First Love, and Armie HammerLuca Guadagnino’s new film is a pleasure trip whose melancholy ending makes it no less beautiful.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMEvery Single Star in Murder on the Orient Express Is Upstaged by Kenneth Branagh’s MustacheIf only the rest of the movie were so wonderful.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThor: Ragnarok Is the Goofiest Thor Film Yet, and Also the BestIt’s the first Marvel film to raise the question “Can a superhero movie be too funny?”
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMNo 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.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMBlade Runner 2049 Is Just As Visually Dazzling and Thematically Vague As the OriginalWe’re gonna need a bigger “whoa.”
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMWant to Honor the Vets? Go See This Movie.Thank You for Your Service is hard to watch, but it’s your duty as an American.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Spy Reporters Who Broke the James Toback Story 28 Years Ago on Everything SinceIn 1989, they used a pseudonym to publish 13 accounts of the director’s behavior—two of which were their own. Now they’re stepping forward.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 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.
Jan. 16 2018 5:59 AMThe Final Year Shows the Obama Administration at Its Best—and Ignores the WorstPerhaps a movie released under President Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have let its heroes off so easy.
Jan. 11 2018 8:25 PMThe Commuter Is an Express Train to NeesontownMaking stops for gravelly ultimatums, unintentional laughter, and a surprising number of literary references.
Jan. 3 2018 5:55 AMThe Last Jedi Isn’t for the FansIt’s about fandom and how it leads even Star Wars characters astray.
Dec. 19 2017 7:52 PMPhantom Thread Is Too Good to Keep a SecretPaul Thomas Anderson’s new movie, featuring the performance that Daniel Day-Lewis says will be his last, is a marvel of craft too beautiful to miss and too delicate to spoil.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMNetflix’s Mudbound Gives One of Our Most Promising Filmmakers Her Biggest Canvas YetDee Rees’ timely drama is an ambitious, if flawed, portrait of race and gender in the American South.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMLady Bird Is a Coming-of-Age Movie That Announces Greta Gerwig as a Fully Developed FilmmakerThe actress’ solo directorial debut is as mature and refreshing a high school movie as The Edge of Seventeen and Diary of a Teenage Girl.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMCoco Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Past Pixar MoviesThe Day of the Dead–inspired new movie would have benefited from being a little less faithful to its ancestors.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMJustice League Hates Its Predecessor Almost As Much As the Rest of Us DidBut even a hero with the strength of an Amazon can’t turn this ship all the way around.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Shape of Water Is Like Pan’s Labyrinth With More Steamy Woman–on–Fish-Monster SexGuillermo Del Toro’s new sci-fi romance may not be as deep as it thinks, but it overflows with visual imagination.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Is Martin McDonagh’s Darkest, Funniest Movie YetThe third movie from the writer-director and playwright behind In Bruges will make you want to take out your own ad for Frances McDormand.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMChristine Vachon Stays Thriving by Telling the Stories That Hollywood Won’tThe “fierce” indie producer on how she’s remained successful in a world hostile to both women and midbudget films.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMMy Little Pony: The Movie Is a My Little Pony Movie for Our TimesEven if it’s too late to capitalize on the Brony’s brief internet fame.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is Changing How I Look at the MoviesJust as the election challenged my perception of America, the past week has transformed my whole understanding of Hollywood.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Might Sound Pretentious, Except It Stars Adam SandlerNoah Baumbach’s new film for Netflix might be the most un–Adam Sandler movie Adam Sandler has ever done.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Florida Project Is a Wonderful Film About Childhood That Isn’t at All for KidsSix-year-old Brooklynn Prince gives one of the finest child performances in years.