David Edelstein appears in the following:
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the
Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Paul Feig's remake of the 1984 hit stars four actresses as the ghostbusters. Critic David Edelstein says while the concept for the movie is solid, the film itself "has no satirical ideas of its own."
Friday, July 08, 2016
A new documentary tells the story of Owen Suskind, a boy with autism whose love of Disney helps him navigate the world. David Edelstein calls
Life, Animated "heartbreaking and exhilarating."
Friday, July 01, 2016
Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the
BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls
Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Ellen DeGeneres gives voice to a memory-challenged fish in search of her parents in Pixar's follow-up to its 2003 hit
Finding Nemo. Critic David Edelstein says Finding Dory is full of laughs.
Friday, June 10, 2016
A new film tells the story of book editor Max Perkins, who worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe. Critic David Edelstein says
Genius "isn't quite ingenious enough."
Friday, May 27, 2016
In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews
Friday, May 20, 2016
In Rebecca Miller's comedy, an affair leads to divorce and remarriage — until the new wife decides she wants out. Critic David Edelstein says that
Maggie's Plan doesn't quite come together.
Friday, May 13, 2016
An impoverished widow has designs on a married lord — and a plans for her own teenage daughter — in Whit Stillman's adaptation of the Austen novella,
Lady Susan. Critic David Edelstein has a review.
Friday, May 06, 2016
The new movie from Marvel Studios features almost all the members of the Avengers superhero collective. Critic David Edelstein calls it an irresistible hodgepodge of special effects and superheroes.
Friday, April 29, 2016
A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says
Elvis & Nixon "shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity."
Friday, April 22, 2016
Critic David Edelstein reviews
The Huntsman: Winter's War, a sequel to the 2012 movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Tale of Tales, an adaptation of a group of 17th century Italian folk stories.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Jon Favreau's adaptation of the Disney classic reprises the story of a little boy raised by wolves. Critic David Edelstein says
The Jungle Book seamlessly blends computer animation and storytelling.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Point-of-view is passed like a baton among the tortured main characters in Joachim Trier's new film. Critic David Edelstein says
Louder than Bombs is intimate, touching and "insistently alive."
Friday, April 01, 2016
The new Miles Davis biopic begins in the 1970s, at the end of Davis' five-year hiatus from the music scene. Critic David Edelstein calls Don Cheadle's portrayal of the musician "electrifying."
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Director Zack Snyder layers subplot on top of subplot in his film of battling superheroes. Critic David Edelstein says
Batman v. Superman is full of fragments and teases, and overall, "just awful."
Friday, March 18, 2016
Writer-director Trey Edward Shults cast his own family in his home-for-Thanksgiving psychodrama. Reviewer David Edelstein says
Krisha "marks the arrival of a truly adventurous, humanist filmmaker."
Friday, March 04, 2016
Fey plays a neophyte reporter charged with covering the Afghanistan occupation in
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Critic David Edestein says the film isn't bad, so much as "shapeless and blandly apolitical."
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Film critic David Edelstein talks about films that depict what it's like to strive in New York, like "Saturday Night Fever" and "Francis Ha."