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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Disney's Lion King is so realistic-looking that, paradoxically, you can't believe a moment of it. The computer-generated blockbuster feels like the world's most expensive safari-themed karaoke video.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Awkwafina stars in Lulu Wang's funny ensemble drama about a Chinese American family and their elaborate ruse to pay respects to their matriarch — without ever letting on she has a terminal illness.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
An American couple attends a mysterious festival in the Swedish countryside in Ari Aster's new thriller. The haunting, hypnotic film will slowly seep into your nervous system.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The breezy rom-com is set in a world where only one man remembers the fab four. The film so takes our affection for The Beatles for granted that it never bothers to give the music a proper showcase.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Though it's as dazzling as you'd expect from a Pixar animation, Toy Story 4 is also more ungainly than its predecessors, with coarser humor and audacious plot leaps that don't always pay off.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Jimmie Fails plays a man who continues to visit the old Victorian house he grew up in — even though his family no longer owns it — in this comic fable about the toll of gentrification.
Friday, June 07, 2019
Emma Thompson stars as a talk show host who hires Molly (Mindy Kaling) to join a writers room full of white men. But the film falls short in reconciling its satire with its more sentimental moments.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Rocketman finds ways to buck convention, even in the familiar framework of the rock biopic. The operatic excesses are balanced by a powerful sense of melancholy in this marvelous biographical musical.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Joanna Hogg's movie, which centers on a young film student, is the first of a projected two-part drama drawing from Hogg's life. It won the top prize in Sundance's world cinema dramatic competition.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Writer-director Olivier Assayas has a knack for turning abstract ideas into stimulating cinema — which is exactly what he does in Non-Fiction, a modern-day talkfest centering on the Parisian elite.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
As the grand finale of 22 tightly interconnected movies, Endgame brings this chapter of the saga to a stirring and resonant close. Critic Justin Chang says it's one of Marvel's better pictures.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Chinese writer-director Bi Gan's new film centers on a former casino owner haunted by the memory of a woman from his past. It features a 59-minute sequence, shot in a single take and converted to 3-D.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Critic Justin Chang says he couldn't tear his eyes away from Elisabeth Moss, who gives a spectacular performance as an out-of-control punk musician struggling with substance abuse.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Claire Denis' sci-fi thriller is like no outer space movie you've seen; it opens with an astronaut caring for a baby in space — then flashes back to reveal the strange story behind their journey.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Peele mixes horror and hilarity in a new film about a family who runs into terrifying doppelgängers of themselves while on vacation. Critic Justin Chang says star Lupita Nyong'o carries the movie.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Chinese writer-director Jia Zhangke examines upheaval in modern China in his latest film, a gripping drama of crime and punishment about a woman and her gangster boyfriend.
Friday, March 08, 2019
The first female-led superhero movie from Marvel Studios is a pleasant, sometimes bland, feature-length introduction to a character who feels more sketched-in than fully realized.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
A new film by German director Christian Petzold is set in a suspended-in-time version of the present. Critic Justin Chang calls it "a piercingly sad lament for the lost and forgotten souls of Europe."
Thursday, February 14, 2019
An epic new film by Colombian director Ciro Guerra taps into the family versus business tension captured in great American mob sagas like The Godfather and The Sopranos.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Alex, played by Louis Ashbourne Serkis, is a spirited 12-year-old with a love for Arthurian lore. The movie has an affectionately retro vibe, but it's also very much in tune with its moment.