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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

This sorely needed new documentary explores the influence of Native Americans on rock ’n’ roll. It turns out to be too big a subject for just one movie.

Aug. 17 2017 3:56 PMLogan LuckySteven Soderbergh’s return to the big screen doesn’t quite re-create that Ocean’s magic, but it’s still a pleasure to have him back.
Aug. 10 2017 5:15 PMIngrid Goes West Is Like a Black Mirror Episode Set in the PresentWhat if Instagram, but too much?
Aug. 9 2017 7:45 AMHiding Reality in Plain SightThey Live is campy science fiction. But John Carpenter snuck in sobering moments of reality.
Aug. 3 2017 5:03 PMWhose Streets, Whose StoriesWho gets to make art out of black pain? Two very different new movies show why it matters.
Aug. 1 2017 8:01 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: They LiveFilmmaker John Carpenter used simple visuals to make bold political statements in this 1988 sci-fi flick.
July 27 2017 12:16 PMIn the DarkHow director Alan J. Pakula created the mother of all conspiracy movies.
July 20 2017 10:58 AMGirls TripOne of the best comedies ever made for black women—and one of the funniest movies of the year, period.
July 18 2017 6:18 PMLandlineThe new rom-com from the team behind Obvious Child has fewer abortions, just as many laughs.
July 17 2017 8:05 PMEven Christopher Nolan Skeptics Will Be Wowed by DunkirkThe Inception filmmaker’s World War II epic is a triumph of—of all things—simplicity.
July 11 2017 1:03 PMWar for the Planet of the ApesThe thrilling conclusion to this thoughtful trilogy will make a monkey out of anti-franchise snobs.
July 4 2017 9:10 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: Blow OutIn Brian de Palma’s unconventional thriller, John Travolta just wants to expose the truth. He doesn’t get a happy ending.
June 29 2017 11:56 AMNothing to HideEnemy of the State suggests that ubiquitous surveillance is just the price of middle-class American life.
June 28 2017 6:01 PMBaby DriverEdgar Wright’s new car-chase movie is part greatest-hits compilation, part remix.
June 21 2017 5:30 AMThe BeguiledSofia Coppola’s new movie is elegant and tasteful to a fault—even when the hacksaws come out.
June 16 2017 10:26 AMPicture Me LOLin’The long-gestating biopic All Eyez on Me is as awkward and laughable as the Tupac hologram.
Aug. 15 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Bourne TrilogyThe action-packed series showed that even if the hero gets out alive, the conspiracy never ends.
Aug. 9 2017 7:55 PMGood TimeThis relentless chase movie represents a daring leap forward for both the Safdie brothers and Robert Pattinson.
Aug. 4 2017 12:20 PMThe Dark TowerHollywood finally made a movie of Stephen King’s magnum opus. If only it were a sprawling, epic failure.
Aug. 3 2017 12:24 PMThe B-Movie With a MessageWith They Live, filmmaker John Carpenter balanced camp with social commentary. Not all critics liked the tactic.
July 27 2017 12:29 PMAtomic BlondeCharlize Theron’s newest action heroine is no Imperator Furiosa, but Atomic Blonde does give her one unforgettable sequence.
July 21 2017 11:22 AMIn The Parallax View, Conspiracy Goes All the Way to the Top—and BeyondAlan J. Pakula’s suspense thriller suggested that political assassinations were part of something much, much larger.
July 19 2017 6:10 PMValerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsLuc Besson’s daffy epic is a blast from sci-fi’s much sillier past.
July 18 2017 9:01 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Parallax ViewWhy Alan Pakula’s conspiracy flick makes you feel like you’re being brainwashed, too.
July 13 2017 10:53 AMThe Girl Doesn’t Get SavedAudiences called Blow Out a downer. Critics called it genre trash. In fact, it’s a deeply personal study of obsession.
July 5 2017 7:17 PMA Ghost StoryThis odd movie, starring Casey Affleck under a bedsheet, won’t scare you, but it will haunt you.
June 29 2017 5:35 PMSpidey-Sense and SensibilityThe new Spider-Man marks the web-slinger’s homecoming to the world of the Avengers, but it’s strongest as a coming-of-age comedy.
June 29 2017 10:50 AMOkjaBong Joon-ho’s irresistible first movie for Netflix is an anti-capitalist E.T. starring Tilda Swinton and a superpig.
June 22 2017 1:35 PMThe Conversation Encapsulated All of Our Nixon-Era FearsFrancis Ford Coppola’s thriller tapped into timely anxieties around privacy and trust.
June 20 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Conversation and Enemy of the StateBefore 9/11, the idea of constant government surveillance seemed extreme. Now we take it for granted.
June 15 2017 1:38 PMThe Big SickBased on the unbelievable story of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s real-life romance, this is the rare rom-com that’s as messy as real life.

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