David Edelstein

Chief Film Critic for New York Magazine and Fresh Air

David Edelstein appears in the following:

Hilarity And Hostility Converge In The Family Comedy 'Toni Erdmann'

Friday, January 13, 2017

The German film centers on a prankster father who barges into the life of his business consultant daughter. Critic David Edelstein says Toni Erdmann keeps you guessing — in a good way.


'Paterson' Paints A Delicate Portrait Of A Bus Driver Who Writes Poetry

Friday, January 06, 2017

Jim Jarmusch's new film, Paterson, was loosely inspired by William Carlos Williams' epic poem of the same name. Critic David Edelstein says the film expertly evokes the inner state of an artist.


In 'An Excellent Year' For Film, Critic David Edelstein Shares His 12 Favorites

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Edelstein estimates that he saw 400 films in 2016 — more than enough to fill "a couple of 10-best lists." He talks about a dozen of them with Fresh Air's Terry Gross.


'Rogue One' Wows With Fresh Special Effects And A Multinational Cast

Friday, December 16, 2016

The nefarious Empire is building a giant weapon in the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Critic David Edelstein says though Rogue One is part of a series, it also works as a stand-alone film.


G-Men in Hollywood

Friday, December 16, 2016

The FBI has long looked to Hollywood to rehabilitate its image in the face of real world blunders.

Fantastically Stylized 'La La Land' Is A Musical Tour-De-Force

Friday, December 09, 2016

A jazz keyboardist and an aspiring actress fall in love in Damien Chazelle's new romantic musical. Critic David Edelstein says La La Land features thrilling chemistry and magical music numbers.


'Jackie' Captures The Brittle Sadness Of A First Lady In Mourning

Friday, December 02, 2016

A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.


Bleak, Mournful 'Manchester By The Sea' Packs An Emotional Punch

Friday, November 18, 2016

Casey Affleck is a man returning to his hometown to bury his brother and reconnect with his teen nephew in Manchester by the Sea. Critic David Eldestein calls the film draining, but also worth seeing.


Sci-Fi Saga 'Arrival' Asks: Can Humans Learn To Speak The Language Of Aliens?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Amy Adams plays a professor tasked with talking to eight-tentacled aliens in Denis Villeneuve's new film. Critic David Edelstein says Arrival is a strange and tantalizing puzzle.


Mel Gibson Pours Fever And Passion Into Every Frame Of 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Gibson's new movie tells the story of the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Critic David Edelstein says Hacksaw Ridge is the work of a remarkable filmmaker.


Lush And Romantic 'Handmaiden' Is The Year's Most Irresistible Love Story

Friday, October 28, 2016

Though he's known for making quasi-horror films, director Park Chan-wook's latest movie is a melodrama set in 1930s Korea. Critic David Edelstein says The Handmaiden is fun and full of twists.


Documentary Offers A Wrenching Look At America's First Modern Gun Massacre

Friday, October 14, 2016

The animated film Tower revisits the day, in 1966, when a gunman began shooting from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Critic David Edelstein calls the movie "extraordinary."


'Birth Of A Nation' Conforms To Hollywood's Standard Revenge Template

Friday, October 07, 2016

The new movie, which tells the story of Nat Turner's 1831 slave revolt, is a righteous-vigilante tale — and an answer to D.W. Griffith's 1915 film of the same name.


'American Honey' Trains Its Lens On Traveling Magazine Crews

Friday, September 30, 2016

Andrea Arnold's new movie about a teenage girl who takes up with an unusual group of salespeople won a the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "wonderful" film.


It's Hard to Tell Who's Shooting Whom In 'The Magnificent Seven'

Friday, September 23, 2016

Critic David Edelstein says that despite its irresistible plot, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic Western is ultimately "just another formula revenge picture."


Oliver Stone Puts A Melodramatic Spin On 'Snowden' And The Surveillance State

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stone's new film presents the exiled former NSA contractor as a heroic whistle-blower. Critic David Edelstein says movie's take on Snowden is entertaining — but also a bit one-sided.


An Unforgettable 208-Second Flight Creates A Bureaucratic Frenzy In 'Sully'

Friday, September 09, 2016

A new film stars Tom Hanks as the airline captain who made an emergency landing on the Hudson in 2009. Critic David Edelstein says that Sully's flight sequence is by far the best part of the film.


When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

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."


Robbers And Rangers Collide In 'Hell Or High Water'

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."


'Little Men' Combines Stark Economic Realities With Hope For A Better Future

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."