David Edelstein appears in the following:
Friday, August 26, 2016
Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."
Friday, August 12, 2016
Two masked robbers clean out small branches of a Texas bank in David Mackenzie's new neo-Western. Critic David Edelstein calls
Hell or High Water a work of "broad scale and deep feeling."
Friday, August 05, 2016
As their parents engage in a bitter real-estate dispute, the friendship between two adolescent boys deepens in Ira Sach's new film. Critic David Edelstein calls
Little Men "quietly devastating."
Friday, July 29, 2016
Actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass pair up again for another chapter in the series about a rogue CIA assassin. Critic David Edelstein says
Jason Bourne is very flashy — but not much fun.
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."