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Friday, June 24, 2022
Elvis' longtime manager Col. Parker plays an oversized role, but that's not this film's only problem. There may be a great movie hiding in Elvis, but it's buried under an awful lot of visual clutter.
Friday, June 17, 2022
Emma Thompson stars as an older woman who hires a younger sex worker in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Dakota Johnson is a single mother who's wooed by a recent college grad in Cha Cha Real Smooth.
Friday, June 03, 2022
David Cronenberg's film is set in a grim future where humans, having lost the ability to feel physical pain, start operating on their own bodies. This movie mixes blood and guts with great tenderness.
Monday, May 23, 2022
Tom Cruise was in his early 20s when he first played the cocky young Navy pilot with the need for speed. Now, 36 years later, he's back — and Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is as insubordinate as ever.
Friday, May 13, 2022
Tilda Swinton plays a botanist who is haunted by a mysterious sound in an intriguing new film. Reviewer Justin Chang says Memoria's climax will leave your jaw on the floor.
Friday, May 06, 2022
A 23-year-old literature student discovers she's pregnant after a fling. This movie, based on Annie Ernaux's autobiographical novel, traces her desperate attempt to get an abortion in 1963 France.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Identical twin sisters play a pair of mysterious playmates in Petite Maman, an enchanting film that achieves an emotional depth that eludes many movies twice its length.
Monday, April 25, 2022
Mostly set in 10th-century Iceland, The Northman tells the story of a Viking prince who sets out to avenge his father's death at the hands of his uncle — a legend that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Friday, April 01, 2022
In 1996, a 28-year-old man went on a shooting rampage in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people. This tense film imagines the weeks and months before the tragedy from the shooter's perspective.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Michelle Yeoh stars as a Chinese American immigrant who suddenly develops the power to leap between parallel universes in this moving and often exasperating movie.
Friday, March 18, 2022
Director Adrian Lyne made his mark in Hollywood years ago with films like Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal. Now he's back, with the story of a picture-perfect marriage marred by mind games.
Friday, March 11, 2022
In Pixar's new animated film, a Chinese Canadian girl awakens one morning to find that she's turned into an enormous panda. Turning Red provides a lot to look at — and a lot of ideas to grapple with.
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Though Robert Pattinson is terrific playing the young Bruce Wayne as the most troubled of souls, The Batman comes across as an overly familiar blockbuster, populated by recycled characters.
Friday, February 25, 2022
Peter Dinklage aches with unrequited love in this musical retelling of the famous Cyrano de Bergerac story. Cyrano isn't always the most graceful retelling, but it's hard not to admire its conviction.
Friday, February 18, 2022
The Belgian drama Playground unfolds at a school where 7-year-old Nora watches her brother being bullied. The Chadian film Lingui, the Sacred Bonds centers on a mother whose teen daughter is pregnant.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
An agoraphobic tech worker stumbles on evidence of a possible murder in Steven Soderbergh's new film. Zoë Kravitz stars in this gripping story of technology, surveillance and isolation.
Friday, February 04, 2022
At first glance, the commitment-phobic woman at the film's center may seem to embody stereotypes about people her age, but this perceptive Norwegian dramedy doesn't reduce her to those assumptions.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
At times, Juho Kuosmanen's film plays like a scruffier, less romantic version of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise. There's tension to every scene, a sense that anything could go wrong at any moment.
Friday, January 14, 2022
A media circus ensues when a man on leave from debtors' prison finds a handbag and returns it to its rightful owner. Motives are always more complicated than they appear in Asghar Farhadi's film.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Director Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth is a bewitching piece of craftsmanship, featuring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as the murderous power couple.