David Edelstein appears in the following:
Friday, February 24, 2017
A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele's first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Matt Damon plays an accomplished bow-and-arrow warrior in ancient China in his latest film. Critic David Edelstein says The Great Wall is "lavishly ... terrible."
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's latest film is one of the five nominees for this year's foreign-language Academy Award. Critic David Edelstein says The Salesman is tense and powerful.
Monday, January 23, 2017
A new biopic tells the story of Ray Kroc, who turned a single burger restaurant into a multi-billion dollar worldwide franchise. Critic David Edelstein says The Founder offers a dark dose of realism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 16, 2016
The FBI has long looked to Hollywood to rehabilitate its image in the face of real world blunders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.