Cannes Winner Shoplifters Is the Rare Movie That Actually Makes Life More Interesting
Japan’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar finds rich ambiguities in stark poverty.
Creed II Is a Throwback to an Older Kind of SequelThe newest Rocky movie fights like the franchise isn’t even planning to go another round.
Netflix’s New Thriller Is Like Black Mirror for Cam GirlsBut Cam’s most provocative striptease is its slow reveal of the realities of the profession.
Ralph Breaks the Internet Is Remarkably Smart About What It Feels Like to Live OnlineThe Disney sequel levels up on the first movie.
The New Dragon Tattoo Movie Reduces Lisbeth Salander to a Goth James BondThe Girl in the Spider’s Web has style, but it won’t leave you shaken or stirred.
Orson Welles’ Latest Meta-Masterpiece Is Premiering on NetflixAnd after nearly a half-century in the making, The Other Side of the Wind feels remarkably finished.
Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria Remake Is a Witches’ Brew of Art House, Horror, and KinkHair of Tilda Swinton! Eye of Dakota Johnson! Toe of Chloë Grace Moretz!
Bohemian Rhapsody Doesn’t Ignore Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality, but You May Wish It DidThe Queen biopic turns the singer’s complicated life into a surprisingly puritanical redemption story.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Reveals a New Side of Melissa McCarthyAs literary forger Lee Israel, the actress gives us one of the most charming anti-heroines in years.
Beautiful Boy Can’t Free Itself From the Cycle of Addiction MoviesAt least it provides another showcase for Timothée Chalamet and for Steve Carell.
The New A Star Is Born Is Astonishing on Multiple LevelsBradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s dazzling retelling of Hollywood’s favorite myth rivals the 1954 classic.
The New Movie From the Writer-Director of The Savages Is No Less, Well, SavageNetflix’s fertility drama Private Life dissects its Manhattanite subjects with surgical precision.
Nappily Ever After Is Smarter About Womanhood Than It Is About Black HairFor some viewers, of course, there’s no separating the two.
Roma Is the Culmination of Everything Alfonso Cuarón Has Ever DoneAnd this sublime new movie can only be fully appreciated in the theater.
The New Fantastic Beasts Is So Bad It Actually Makes the Other Books and Movies WorseWhat a magic trick!
Widows Is the Rare Heist Movie That Seamlessly Blends Thrills and PoliticsSteve McQueen’s follow-up to 12 Years a Slave is a genre film with a lot on its mind.
The Coen Brothers’ New Netflix Movie Is a Western Out to Break All the RulesThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs is six lawbreaking genre films in one.
Boy Erased Doesn’t Soft-Pedal the Horrors of Gay Conversion Therapy, and Thank God for ThatThe latest attempt at dramatizing this tricky subject is also (so far) the best.
Burning Shows That Korean Cinema Goes So Much Deeper Than Octopi and Train ZombiesChang-dong Lee’s suspenseful, thematically rich new thriller stars Steven Yeun.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Skater BroJonah Hill’s first movie as a director may leave you thinking he’s just a poser.
The Most Unpredictable Thing in Wildlife Is Carey MulliganEven across from Jake Gyllenhaal, she steals Paul Dano’s directorial debut.
First Man Is As Intense and Emotionally Distant As Its HeroDamien Chazelle’s follow-up to La La Land is about a sad man obsessed with moonlight.
The Hate U Give Is a Black Lives Matter Movie Designed for Anyone Willing to ListenIt’s a message movie, but it never forgets the human dimension.
A Review of Venom as Written by One Movie Critic and His Evil Alien SymbioteWAIT—WHO SAID YOU GET TO WRITE THE HEADLINE?
The Old Man and the Gun Is a Perfect Swan Song for Robert RedfordDavid Lowery’s drama is both a postmodern curtain call and an earnest throwback.
In The Sisters Brothers, the Only Thing Wilder Than the Frontier Is Joaquin PhoenixThe darkly comic Western is Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut, but he already has a feel for the territory.