Trapped in the Tower of London
High-Rise, a chilly glimpse into J.G. Ballard’s preapocalyptic abyss.
When Beckett Met BusterThe genius of stage and the genius of screen made a movie together. Why was it bad?
Everybody Wants Some!!Richard Linklater’s easygoing masterpiece will make you fall in love with one of the most reviled figures in American culture: the bro.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2This ode to family heritage would have done better to break with tradition.
Keeping Faith in Jeff NicholsHis soulful new sci-fi Midnight Special confirms that he’s a magical directorial talent—who’s making increasingly flawed films.
Cinema’s Poet of Awe? Or That Horny Kid in Your Directing Class?Terrence Malick’s new Knight of Cups is beautiful, and obsessed with observing beautiful women.
The Cosmic Purpose of the Film IndustryThe Coen brothers’ new movie (about movies) is one of their very best.
Michael Bay Goes to WarThe director’s Benghazi movie is loud, tasteless, and remarkably astute about American foreign policy.
The Hateful EightQuentin Tarantino’s eighth film is bold, gorgeous, verbally clever, and possibly evil.
JoyWant to see Jennifer Lawrence haggle over industrial parts? This is the movie for you! Otherwise …
The Force Awakens Reinvigorates Star Wars for the 21st CenturyJ.J. Abrams restores balance to the Force.
Green RoomA thriller that starts out as a requiem for white America and ends up as something much more violent—and fun.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Another Nabokov QuoteThe dumbest thing about Batman v Superman is its obsession with sounding smart.
Do You Have Any Right to Complain About Hollywood’s Endless Sequels and Remakes?Find out with our calculator.
Why So Serious?Batman v Superman spends so much time teasing later installments that it forgets to have any fun.
Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s HappyIn the bracing indie Creative Control, technology can’t save us from ourselves.
The Mermaid Comes Ashore Even Sony’s publicists didn’t know Stephen Chow’s new movie was opening in the U.S. But it’s demented, great, and a hit.
The $400 Million Baby Vampire RadishWhat can Hollywood learn from Monster Hunt, the highest-grossing film in Chinese history?
Hands to the FaceThe woeful Concussion fails to hold the NFL—or anyone—accountable for the CTE crisis.
The Top 10 Movies of 2015The year in cinema is an overwhelming banquet. Here are my 10 favorite dishes.