The Killing of a Sacred Deer Is Like the Myth of Iphigenia as Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Until it begins to resemble the myth of Iphigenia as directed by Lars von Trier.
The 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.
The 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.
Blade Runner 2049 Is Just As Visually Dazzling and Thematically Vague As the OriginalWe’re gonna need a bigger “whoa.”
Richard 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.
The 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.
Filmnoia, or How Fear Permeated CinemaHow cinematic paranoia has changed through decades of filmmaking—while staying the same.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: Get OutIn his directorial debut, Jordan Peele pinpointed the specific anxieties of being black in America in 2017.
Logan 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.
Hiding Reality in Plain SightThey Live is campy science fiction. But John Carpenter snuck in sobering moments of reality.
Whose Streets, Whose StoriesWho gets to make art out of black pain? Two very different new movies show why it matters.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: They LiveFilmmaker John Carpenter used simple visuals to make bold political statements in this 1988 sci-fi flick.
The 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.
My 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.
American Made Is an Iran–Contra Movie That Gets High on Its Own SupplyThe new movie is one that director Doug Liman has been making for 15 years and Tom Cruise has been making for almost 35.
In 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.
No 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.
Dana Stevens’ Must-Watch Movies This FallSlate’s film critic on what to look forward to as Oscar season revs up.
Columbus’ Design for LivingA video essayist’s meticulous first feature reminds us of modernism’s utopian roots.
Rumble: 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.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Bourne TrilogyThe action-packed series showed that even if the hero gets out alive, the conspiracy never ends.
Good TimeThis relentless chase movie represents a daring leap forward for both the Safdie brothers and Robert Pattinson.
The Dark TowerHollywood finally made a movie of Stephen King’s magnum opus. If only it were a sprawling, epic failure.
The B-Movie With a MessageWith They Live, filmmaker John Carpenter balanced camp with social commentary. Not all critics liked the tactic.
Atomic BlondeCharlize Theron’s newest action heroine is no Imperator Furiosa, but Atomic Blonde does give her one unforgettable sequence.
In 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.