Alita: Battle Angel May Actually Get You Excited for the Avatar Sequels
The new manga adaptation fuses Robert Rodriguez’s po-mo cool with James Cameron’s naïve thrills.
Isn’t It Romantic Wants to Rescue the Rom-ComRebel Wilson’s new movie spoofs the genre, but it’s really an excuse to revel in its pleasures.
What Men Want Muddles Its Message but Nails Its RaunchIf what you want is more Girls Trip–style go-for-broke sex scenes, this rom-com just read your mind.
Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw Is an Art-World Satire Disguised as a ThrillerIts ideas are silly, but Jake Gyllenhaal delivers them with such goofy passion that who cares?
First Reformed Was the Role Ethan Hawke’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up ToThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 10.
The Death of Stalin Showed the Toothless Political Comedy of Vice How It’s DoneThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 9.
Fred Rogers, RBG, and 2018’s Documentary Market of Celebrity HagiographyThe 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Roma Left Me Cold—and Claims That You Must See It in a Theater Left Me ColderThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 6.
The Best Documentary of 2018 Resisted Easy Messages and Found Beauty in the EverydayThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 4.
The Tale Tackled the Most Urgent Subject of Our Moment. So Why Did It Disappear?The 2018 Movie Club: Entry 2.
The Lego Movie 2 Forgets It’s More Fun When You Can Play AlongBy making the subtext text, the sequel takes away half the fun.
Ocean’s 1-on-1Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird is a sleek heist movie that conceals mutinous ideas about the NBA.
The Upside Breaks Ground That Green Book Doesn’tThe Intouchables remake may be feel-good hokum, but it has a silver lining.
No Matter How Many Tildas Swinton It Contained, I Couldn’t Enjoy SuspiriaThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 13.
If Movie Theaters Are Your Church, the Aretha Franklin Concert Movie Will Be a Religious ExperienceThe 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Sure, A Quiet Place and Hereditary Were Good, but the New Halloween Scared and Delighted Me Even MoreThe 2018 Movie Club: Entry 7.
The James Franco Section Is the Best Part of The Ballad of Buster ScruggsThe 2018 Movie Club: an interruption.