David Edelstein appears in the following:
Thursday, February 04, 2016
The new period comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen takes place backstage at a 1950s Hollywood studio. Reviewer David Edelstein says that despite flashes of brilliance, the film "feels thin."
Friday, January 29, 2016
Jay Dockendorf's new film presents a day in the life of two gay African-American teens, who also happen to be devout Muslims. Critic David Edelstein calls Naz & Maalik "excitingly fresh."
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Bay's new film presents the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya from the perspective of military contractors. Critic David Edelstein says 13 Hours is a "ham-handed but ... generally effective portrait."
Thursday, January 07, 2016
The new film by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman uses stop-motion animation to tell a quasi-love story. Critic David Edelstein calls Anomalisa amazing — but also creepy and, ultimately, unsatisfying.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Members of the New York Film Critic Circle discuss their “Best of” nominees in film for 2015.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Fresh Air's movie critic had no shortage of material to consider when it came time to make his top 10 list this year.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The newest installment of the Star Wars franchise features many of cast members from George Lucas' '77 classic. Reviewer David Edelstein calls the J.J. Adams' film fun — if not particularly original.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Adam McKay lampoons the financiers who contributed to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market in his new film, The Big Short. Critic David Edelstein calls it "one of the best films of the year."
Friday, December 04, 2015
Lee's new film, Chi-Raq, is an adaptation of the Greek comedy Lysistrata, in which women withhold sex to get their men to stop fighting. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "sexy, brash and potent."
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss in the final film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian Hunger Games novels. Critic David Edelstein says that the saga ends "less with a bang than a whimper."
Friday, November 13, 2015
Saoirse Ronan plays a homesick Irish immigrant forced to choose between two suitors – and two countries — in the new film, Brooklyn. Critic David Edelstein says the movie "plays like a dream."
Friday, November 06, 2015
A new film chronicles the real-life team of reporters who exposed a network of pedophile priests and Church enablers in Boston. Critic David Edelstein calls Spotlight a brilliant work.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Sandra Bullock is a high-strung political consultant on the loose in Bolivia in Our Brand is Crisis. Critic David Edelstein says that despite clunky touches, the film offers "good screwball turns."
Friday, October 23, 2015
A new film revisits a controversial 1961 social science experiment in which volunteer subjects were asked to administer electrical shocks to other human beings. David Edelstein reviews Experimenter.
Friday, October 16, 2015
In Lenny Abrahamson's new film, a 5-year-old boy lives with his mother in a prison fashioned by a psychopath. Critic David Edelstein calls Room an amazing and "heart-stopping" survival story.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Ridley Scott's new film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Critic David Edelstein says The Martian features special effects that make you feel like you are seeing the real red planet.
Friday, September 25, 2015
In Ramin Bahrani's new film, a man forces others out of their homes in an effort to save his own. Critic David Edelstein says 99 Homes shines a spotlight on a "poisonous financial ecosystem."
Friday, September 18, 2015
A military task force takes on a notorious drug lord in Denis Villeneuve's new film. Critic David Edelstein says, Sicario works "like gangbusters ... except you're haunted by what thrilled you."
Friday, September 11, 2015
In Leslye Headland's new sex comedy, two serial cheaters meet up years after a one-night stand. Critic David Edelstein says the film mixes emotional weirdness with sexual frankness — in a good way.