The Second Mother
A magnificent drama about the charged relationship between household help and the household.
Z for ZachariahMargot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine confront faith at the end of the world.
Tom at the FarmCanadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan wears the platinum locks of the Hitchcock blonde for this naughty thriller.
The End of the TourDavid Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
The Look of SilenceThe follow-up to Joshua Oppenheimer’s Act of Killing is just as beautiful—and just as disturbing.
Promising ResultsEvery cinema lover has a director she wishes audiences would embrace. Mine is Andrew Bujalski.
The Big RiverSee Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in its wondrous new restoration before you accept your death.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance GunnerEthan Hawke plays a drone operator in Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill.
About Last KnightsClive Owen is grim and steady in a fairly splendid throwback historical adventure.
Queen of EarthElisabeth Moss gives her most visceral performance yet in Alex Ross Perry’s drama of frenemyship.
GrandmaLily Tomlin stars as a septuagenarian lesbian widow in this deft, touching story about grief and moving on.
I Wanna Get Lost in Your Rock ’n’ RollMeryl Streep is wondrous as a washed-up rocker in Ricki and the Flash.
More Risky BusinessTom Cruise’s mission, should he choose to accept it: Keep making action movies forever.
I Said Go, Go, GoLike its subject and her music, Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary is soulful, joyful, tragic.
Pitch Perfect 2A fan’s lament for a cynical sequel that cares less about the joy of music than it aca-oughta.
Live From New York! and Very Semi-SeriousTwo new documentaries suggest the pitfalls, and the opportunities, of authorized portraits of cultural institutions.