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Monday, August 03, 2020
This mordantly funny horror film opens on a young woman who awakens with a terrifying premonition of doom. She Dies Tomorrow feels surprisingly in tune with our present moment of unease.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Characters' living spaces are infected with dark spirits and become inescapable prisons in two new movies. Amulet is an intensely creepy revenge thriller, while Relic explores the horrors of dementia.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play misfit wedding guests who are forced to repeat the same day over and over again in a fiendishly clever comedy reminiscent of Groundhog Day.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Homosexuality and gender nonconformity have long been frowned upon in Chechen society. Welcome to Chechnya is a grimly ironic title for a documentary that plays like a chilling undercover thriller.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Steve Carell stars as a Democratic strategist running for mayor of a small Midwestern town in a film that feels exasperatingly out of step with the present moment.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Decades after the war, four black veterans return to Vietnam to recover a stash of buried gold. The timely film is a critique of the U.S.' long, shameful history of devaluing its black soldiers.
Friday, June 05, 2020
Shirley mixes fact and fiction as it explores the life of the writer best known for the short story "The Lottery." This unusual film isn't so much a biopic as it is a biographical-literary fantasia.
Friday, May 22, 2020
After journeying through England, Italy and Spain, comic duo Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take one final trip, playing fictionalized versions of themselves as they retrace Odysseus' famed voyage.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Dennehy, who died April 15, plays a suburban widower who befriends a mother and her son in one of his last films. It's the kind of deeply lived-in performance that Dennehy was known for.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
What to watch next while sheltering in place? Critic Justin Chang recommends Sorry We Missed You, Green for Danger and My Neighbor Totoro.
Friday, March 13, 2020
In Eliza Hittman's pointed new movie, a teenager from small-town Pennsylvania doesn't want to tell her parents she's pregnant; instead, she travels to New York City with her cousin for an abortion.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
This captivating underdog film centers on two strangers who meet in the Oregon Territory circa 1820 and start their own baking business — which requires stealing milk from the territory's first cow.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Director Benh Zeitlin conjures up some practical magic in a loose retelling of J. M. Barrie's classic story. But ultimately, Wendy's clever twists aren't enough to keep your attention from wandering.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Autumn de Wilde's adaptation of the Jane Austen classic is as clever and rich as its famous heroine — in part, because its actors are so good at finding fresh nuances in this timeless material.
Friday, February 14, 2020
In Tbilisi, Georgia, two male dancers in the national dance ensemble embark on a secret love affair. It's a fairly straightforward drama of first love — enhanced by the vitality of the setting.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Last night, Parasite became the first ever non-English language film to win best picture at the Academy Awards. Film critic Justin Chang tells NPR's Audie Cornish what makes it great.
Friday, February 07, 2020
Set in Leningrad shortly after World War II, Beanpole centers on two women who find themselves deeply scarred by their wartime experiences with the Red Army.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
A young woman grows increasingly uncomfortable working for a movie mogul reminiscent of Harvey Weinstein. The drama explores how easy it is for powerful people to exploit absolute authority.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Sam Mendes filmed his suspenseful beat-the-clock thriller in what appears to be one continuous take. It's an impressive feat — but it makes the WWI movie feel like an overly polished one-shot wonder.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Gerwig gives us the warm, homespun pleasures of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, but she also holds the well-worn text up to the light to consider some of its flaws and compromises.