The Cab Ride as Artistic RebellionIranian director Jafar Panahi, banned from movie-making, returns with the funny and moving Taxi.
The InternThe gender politics of this Nancy Meyers comedy aren’t nearly as bad as the trailers suggest.
SicarioDirector Denis Villeneuve gives the brutal violence of the intractable drug war the action-movie treatment.
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.
Saving Astronaut WatneyMatt Damon tries to stay alive while a loyal team fights to bring him home in Ridley Scott’s entertaining The Martian.
The Second MotherA magnificent drama about the charged relationship between household help and the household.
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.