The Very Fact That a Movie Such as Book Club Exists Is a Dream Come True
Even if the execution sometimes falters.
Deadpool 2 Poses as Subversive, but Really It Just Wants to Be LovedThe sequel to the surprise smash will leave you with nudge-bruised ribs.
RBG Reveals the Woman Behind the MemesThe documentary understands that it was a different kind of radicalism that made the justice notorious.
Super-Human OverpopulationInfinity War suggests Thanos is right about there being too many Avengers.
I Feel Pretty Has Good Intentions, but It Doesn’t Have the BrainsIn this body-positive comedy, Amy Schumer gains self-confidence from a bump on the head.
Unsuspicious MindsHBO’s new two-part Elvis documentary offers a treasure trove of footage but whitewashes some aspects of his story.
A Quiet Place Can Only Be Fully Experienced in the TheaterJohn Krasinski’s inventive thriller—in which aliens attack anything that makes a sound—rewards those who sit in silence.
You Were Never Really Here Hits You Like a HammerLynne Ramsay’s new thriller may be a blunt instrument, but she knows exactly where she wants to strike.
Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane Wants to Make You Feel CrazyIs Claire Foy being gaslighted, or is it you?
The New Tomb Raider Finds a Different Way of Admiring Female BodiesIn the thrilling new video game adaptation—whoever thought we’d say that?—the pleasure is in seeing all that Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft can do.
The Strangers: Prey at Night’s Only Value Is as a Reminder of What Made the Original a MasterpieceThe sequel is as determined to lean into well-worn horror-movie tropes as the original film was to invert them.
Game Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big WinnerRachel McAdams and Jason Bateman ground an increasingly outlandish satire.
Annihilation Wants to Be the Ultimate Trip, but It’s Not Always Clear Where It’s GoingThe new film from Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland has a contempt for clichés but can’t always find something satisfying to replace them.
Why Infinity War’s Ending Isn’t As Shocking As It First AppearsDon’t believe Thanos when he says, “No resurrections this time.’’
Disobedience Is a Sensitive Examination of a False DilemmaIn Sebastián Lelio’s follow-up to A Fantastic Woman, Rachel McAdams must choose between her husband and Rachel Weisz.
The Rider Explores Daredevil Masculinity Through the RodeoChloé Zhao’s poignant new film examines the harsh borderline between dreams and reality.
Don’t Let Anyone Stop You From Seeing BlockersThis comedy about the sexual desires of teenage girls is uproarious, irreverent, and surprisingly progressive.
Ready Player One Is a Feat of State-of-the-Art Pop Culture Navel-GazingIt’s juvenile, but Steven Spielberg’s TurboGrafx set pieces are worth your tokens.
Wes Anderson’s Talking-Canine Picture Isle of Dogs Feels As Real As Any of His MoviesThe filmmaker may be most at home with stop-motion puppets, but his latest shows he’s not afraid to get political.
The Task Is a Movie That Makes You Feel Like You’re Being WatchedThe task is to discover what The Task is.
A Wrinkle in Time Is Less Subtle Than a Tesseract, but It Finds Moments of Humanity When It CanIf you’re a tween, or able to tap into your inner tween, you just might fall for it.
Feminism Has Done Worse Than Jennifer Lawrence’s Red SparrowThe new spy thriller tries to reclaim the femme fatale, but it’s more interested in women’s bodies than in their experiences.
Watching Netflix’s Mute Is Like Counting Electric SheepDuncan Jones’ dream project was hyped as a daring spiritual sequel to Blade Runner. Instead it just feels like a retread.
Black Panther Is a Marvel Movie Superpowered by Its IdeasIt isn’t just great for what it is. It’s great for what it says.