Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
This 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.
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.
Girls TripOne of the best comedies ever made for black women—and one of the funniest movies of the year, period.
LandlineThe new rom-com from the team behind Obvious Child has fewer abortions, just as many laughs.
Even Christopher Nolan Skeptics Will Be Wowed by DunkirkThe Inception filmmaker’s World War II epic is a triumph of—of all things—simplicity.
War for the Planet of the ApesThe thrilling conclusion to this thoughtful trilogy will make a monkey out of anti-franchise snobs.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: Blow OutIn Brian de Palma’s unconventional thriller, John Travolta just wants to expose the truth. He doesn’t get a happy ending.
Nothing to HideEnemy of the State suggests that ubiquitous surveillance is just the price of middle-class American life.
The BeguiledSofia Coppola’s new movie is elegant and tasteful to a fault—even when the hacksaws come out.
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.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsLuc Besson’s daffy epic is a blast from sci-fi’s much sillier past.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Parallax ViewWhy Alan Pakula’s conspiracy flick makes you feel like you’re being brainwashed, too.
The 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.
A Ghost StoryThis odd movie, starring Casey Affleck under a bedsheet, won’t scare you, but it will haunt you.
Spidey-Sense and SensibilityThe new Spider-Man marks the web-slinger’s homecoming to the world of the Avengers, but it’s strongest as a coming-of-age comedy.
OkjaBong Joon-ho’s irresistible first movie for Netflix is an anti-capitalist E.T. starring Tilda Swinton and a superpig.
The Conversation Encapsulated All of Our Nixon-Era FearsFrancis Ford Coppola’s thriller tapped into timely anxieties around privacy and trust.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Conversation and Enemy of the StateBefore 9/11, the idea of constant government surveillance seemed extreme. Now we take it for granted.