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Nov. 14 2018 2:38 PMRalph Breaks the Internet Is Remarkably Smart About What It Feels Like to Live OnlineThe Disney sequel levels up on the first movie.
Nov. 8 2018 6:19 PMThe 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.
Nov. 1 2018 7:39 PMOrson 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.
Oct. 26 2018 6:17 PMLuca 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!
Oct. 24 2018 6:23 PMBohemian 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.
Oct. 18 2018 3:47 PMCan 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.
Oct. 12 2018 5:06 PMBeautiful Boy Can’t Free Itself From the Cycle of Addiction MoviesAt least it provides another showcase for Timothée Chalamet and for Steve Carell.
Oct. 11 2018 10:34 AMRoyale With CheeseDrew Goddard’s new movie is a Tarantino-esque genre trip with one twist too many.
Oct. 3 2018 9:59 PMThe 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.
Oct. 2 2018 5:50 AMThe 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.
Sept. 26 2018 4:43 PMNappily Ever After Is Smarter About Womanhood Than It Is About Black HairFor some viewers, of course, there’s no separating the two.
Sept. 20 2018 7:05 PMLove, Gilda Is a Wonderful Documentary for Those Who Already Love GildaThe new movie offers an affectionate all-access portrait of the late SNL star, if one unlikely to win new converts.
Sept. 19 2018 10:48 AMPride Over PrejudiceThe refreshing period drama Colette approaches LGBTQ history on its own terms—often literally.
Sept. 14 2018 6:07 PMThe New Movie Adaptation of Bel Canto Squanders a Fascinating Story and Julianne MooreYou may find yourself begging for the fat lady to sing.
Sept. 14 2018 3:15 PMIn The Land of Steady Habits, Nicole Holofcener Explores Uncharted TerritoryThe writer-director’s latest stars Ben Mendelsohn as her first-ever male protagonist.
Nov. 14 2018 11:01 AMDriving Mr. ShirleyWith Green Book, this year’s Oscar race gets its Driving Miss Daisy.
Nov. 8 2018 2:04 PMThe 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.
Nov. 1 2018 2:30 PMBoy 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.
Oct. 25 2018 10:26 AMBurning Shows That Korean Cinema Goes So Much Deeper Than Octopi and Train ZombiesChang-dong Lee’s suspenseful, thematically rich new thriller stars Steven Yeun.
Oct. 18 2018 6:28 PMA 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.
Oct. 17 2018 11:02 AMThe Most Unpredictable Thing in Wildlife Is Carey MulliganEven across from Jake Gyllenhaal, she steals Paul Dano’s directorial debut.
Oct. 11 2018 5:38 PMFirst 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.
Oct. 5 2018 4:47 PMThe 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.
Oct. 3 2018 3:53 PMA Review of Venom as Written by One Movie Critic and His Evil Alien SymbioteWAIT—WHO SAID YOU GET TO WRITE THE HEADLINE?
Sept. 28 2018 12:55 PMThe 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.
Sept. 21 2018 6:07 PMIn 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.
Sept. 20 2018 3:55 PMThe House With a Clock in Its Walls Is the Perfect Gateway Movie for Introducing Kids to HorrorEli Roth’s take on the John Bellairs novel nails the tricky balance between funny and scary.
Sept. 18 2018 1:45 PMThe New Movie From the Creator of This Is Us Is Bad Enough to Make You Question Life ItselfDan Fogelman’s latest spans continents, generations, and all boundaries of good taste.
Sept. 14 2018 4:09 PMThe Predator Openly Skewers the Predator MoviesIt may be the best one.
Sept. 13 2018 2:18 PMA Simple Favor Announces the Arrival of Blake Lively, Character ActressPart Hitchcock pastiche, part mommy vlog, Paul Feig’s latest belongs entirely to its co-star.