Film Reviews

Latest Reviews

  • Darren Aronofsky's Mother! is so much movie that critics April Wolfe and Alan Scherstuhl have elected to sync up Pacific Rim-style to take it on. Warning: The discussion below delves right into what we might call spoilers if a movie like Mother!...

  • The sequel to 2015’s hit Kingsman: The Secret Service won’t make you feel the urgent need to take a shower and/or throw up, like the original probably did. Believe it or not, that’s not always a good thing. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew...

  • There’s no delicate way to say this, so I’ll just spit it out. I spent the first 10 minutes of Stronger, David Gordon Green’s eventually potent drama of trauma and recovery, trying to work out whether star Jake Gyllenhaal was intending to suggest...

  • Cinema Novo -- a sweeping cinematic movement that urged Brazilian directors of the 1960s and '70s to pare down production resources and train their focus on stories of everyday people and the social and political forces dictating their lives
    ...

  • The English title of Jose Maria Cabral's new film Carpinteros is Woodpeckers, which refers to the secret sign language between the male and female inmates at a Dominican Republic prison: As a means of flirting and communicating, the...

  • Paving the way for acteurism, the great critic Boyd McDonald, in a 1984 hymn to Richard Widmark, said that the performer "demonstrates the importance of the movie star over the movie and thus the importance of star reviews over mere movie...

  • Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards offers an affectionate (if not particularly probing) documentary portrait of a fashion icon. Manolo Blahnik, a top designer of high-end shoes since the early '70s, relays his life story, guiding...

  • In the outer stretches of Brooklyn, where city streets meet the sea, 19-year-old Frankie sits hunched over in the dark in his parents’ basement, cruising for older men on the internet. The brim of his hat barely lets us see his eyes....

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >