David Edelstein appears in the following:
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.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A new documentary charts the attempts of a trio of American climbers to be the first to scale Mount Meru, a 21,000-foot Himalayan peak. Critic David Edelstein says Meru is "cunning" — and terrifying.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The new film directed by Marielle Heller is a sexual coming-of-age story about a 15- year-old girl who loses her virginity to her mother's boyfriend. Critic David Edelstein has a review.
Friday, August 07, 2015
In Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep plays a singer who left her husband and kids decades ago to pursue her rock 'n roll dream. Reviewer David Edelstein says Streep "tears up the screen" in the film.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
A new film revisits a five-day interview that took place between writer David Foster Wallace and a reporter for Rolling Stone in 1996. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "very good movie."
Friday, July 24, 2015
A concentration camp survivor seeks a reunion with the husband who may have betrayed her in a new film set in post-war Berlin. Critic David Edelstein calls Phoenix a "morbidly romantic drama."
Friday, July 17, 2015
Amy Schumer plays a writer who dodges lovers' pleas for commitment in Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow. Critic David Edelstein says the film loses its "delightful momentum" when it gets serious.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Sean Baker's bleak, boisterous farce follows two transgender sex workers on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. David Edelstein says Tangerine is "brilliantly shaped, edited, scored and performed."
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Film critic David Edelstein calls Terminator Genesys "strenuously witless" and "lousy." But, he adds, the loose and fun Magic Mike XXL is "anything but a typical machine-tooled sequel."
Friday, June 19, 2015
Director Pete Docter had the idea for this movie a little over five years ago after he saw his own 11-year-old daughter become sad and tried to imagine how the world looked through her eyes.