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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.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
In a year where wealth, inequality and class rage were hot movie topics, few had more to say than Parasite and Knives Out — two films that seemed to be in conversation with each other.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
A tense and jittery new crime thriller features Adam Sandler as a fast-talking New York City jewelry dealer who becomes embroiled in various desperate schemes to get out of debt.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Writer-director Rian Johnson's deliriously entertaining comic detective story brings together an all-star cast and an ingeniously plotted crime story whose every twist catches you by surprise.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Director Marielle Heller's new film, starring Tom Hanks, casts a spell with the lightest of touches. Drop your skepticism; this film feels like an encounter with Fred Rogers himself.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Life doesn't go according to plan for the family at the center of this wrenching drama. But while Waves doesn't peddle easy redemption, it does offer what feels like a state of grace.
Friday, November 08, 2019
No one outside a marriage can know the truth of it, but actors Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson bring the audience awfully close in Noah Baumbach's devastating drama about splitting up.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Martin Scorsese's new film about the man who claimed to have killed Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is a haunting story of loyalty, loss and power — with plenty of whackings.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson play 19th-century seamen stationed at a remote lighthouse in Maine. Shot in black and white, it's an exquisitely old-fashioned study of souls in isolation.
Friday, October 18, 2019
For all its good intentions, Jojo Rabbit comes across painfully one-note as comedy, bogus and manipulative as drama and with an archly whimsical visual style that feels like imitation Wes Anderson.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Bong Joon-ho's brilliant new movie is a darkly comic thriller about the intersection of two South Korean families: one very rich, the other very poor.