The body count in gangster saga The Traitor would make Martin Scorsese blush
Elijah Wood is a chump off the old block in the fabulously violent Come to Daddy
Imagine reuniting with your absent father after 30 years and discovering that he’s Ginger Baker, but worse.
Even with wheels, this year’s Oscar documentary shorts are no easy ride
War, bigotry, trauma, disease—there’s little to uplift in this three hour program.
There’s one mule but no dogs in this year’s Oscar live-action shorts
The Academy has produced a gratifyingly consistent slate this time around.
Filipino period drama Quezon’s Game does big ambition on a too small scale
Top-level Filipinos engage to save imperilled Jewish refugees just before the war.
Oscar animated shorts make for a worthwhile trip to Toontown
Anxious animals, problematic puppets, and grieving girls dominate this latest fistful of Academy contenders.
Oscar hopeful Corpus Christi follows one boy’s journey from juvie to priesthood
What, exactly, is the Body of Christ?
The Soska Sisters give Rabid a twisted makeover
With this vaunted remake, the Vancouver filmmakers have produced their most fully realized feature to date.
Guy Ritchie puts testosterone over substance with The Gentlemen
The bros are back in town
Hollywood goes back to ‘Nam in The Last Full Measure
It’s a tribute to aging A-list actors as it is to the Vietnam veterans they so lovingly portray.
Color Out of Space gives Lovecraft a good old mindfuck
Even as he verges on liability, an uncaged Cage is no deal-breaker.
A giant of modern dance lives again in Cunningham
The pioneering choreographer is remembered through archival footage, interviews, and new interpretations shot in 3-D.
Polyglot Paris does the right thing in Les Misérables
Victor Hugo would and would not recognize the Paris in this complex new movie named after his most famous book.
Taut drama Clemency puts Alfre Woodard on death row
Apart from a few superfluous nightmares, the filmmaker’s commitment to utter seriousness is admirable
Tiffany Haddish vehicle Like a Boss quits before it gets ahead
It’s hard to say if this strikingly unfunny effort would be better if it wasn’t written and directed by men.
Adam Sandler is either brilliant or annoying, but Uncut Gems is a glorious mess either way
The new Safdie brothers film is summed up in a single image of a hustler getting punched in the throat.
War is senseless and surreal in Sam Mendes’ 1917
It’s a technical feat, yes, but the emotional payload counts.
Institutional sexism meets unconvincing saga in The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão
The biggest problem is that its characters aren’t convincingly developed.
The Whale and the Raven asks the big eco questions
View the blue-green Pacific Northwest through Indigenous eyes.
And the Birds Rained Down: tender Quebecois film is a gem
It’s slow going, but the payoff resonates all the more for the patience Archambault puts into this poetic and melancholy little chamber piece.
Fox News misogyny meets its match in Bombshell’s Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie
Nicole Kidman also stars in a tale based on all too true events
I walked in to the bank, we saw each othed. You were at the front of the line. You left your…