Like last year’s festival breakout Three Identical Strangers, Ed Perkins’ Tell Me Who I Am is another documentary about siblings with a terrible secret at its center. Unlike Strangers though, the deception
They call him Sandman; he calls them “the boys.” It’s an unexpected friendship, maybe, between the 55-year-old comedic superstar and the street-level thirtysomething auteurs, but a genuinely fond one.
If Maleficent didn’t already exist, we may have had to invent her for Angelina Jolie. That’s how supremely suited the actress — with her cut-crystal cheekbones and soul-scorching stare — is to the role.
What would it feel like to go all the way to space, see the Earth from God’s perspective, and then come all the way back down to your mediocre human life? In his directorial film debut, Noah Hawley (Fargo,
Early on in Pain and Glory, an old acquaintance asks Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a movie director who has essentially retired himself in late middle age, “If you don’t write or film, what will do?”
Life is hard; Downton Abbey is easy. Nearly four years after ending its five-season run, the show already feels like a relic of some kinder, gentler era of television; a warm PBS crumpet in a cold-donut
It’s a white wedding and a red honeymoon for the unlucky lovers of Ready Or Not, a wickedly pitched black comedy that has way too much fun testing their newlywed vows — specifically the second half of
Horror fans tend to be sniffy about filmmakers who eschew lashing of gore and an atmosphere of kiddie-repulsing intensity in favor of attempting to garner the largest possible audience with a rating lower
At least the songs are good. Have you ever felt bad watching a feel-good movie? Yesterday lets attractive people sing some of history’s best rock songs along postcard English coastlands, where the red
Cannes critics have written a fairy tale ending for the world premiere of Quentin Tarantino‘s highly anticipated ninth directorial feature Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The 1969-set period dramedy — Leonardo
When it comes to Shakespeare movies, you at least know you’re in good hands with Kenneth Branagh. In All Is True, the British actor and director does double duty in front of and behind the camera, speculating
Not that there’s a ton of competition, but Long Shot may be the most deliriously raunchy comedy with a pivotal semen gag since There’s Something About Mary. Spiked with enough timely media/politics jabs
Dialing back the more enigmatic elements of his previous two films (Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper), Olivier Assayas’ sharp, sly new film is almost old-fashioned in its narrative straightforwardness.
When the Russian ballet phenomenon Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West in 1961, it was headline news around the world. Not only because his jaw-dropping muscular grace on stage had already made him the
Over the years, horror movies have taught us that few things are more terrifying than being lost alone in the woods as the sun begins to go down. But that lesson mostly seems to have escaped writer-director
The Avengers are dead. Long live the Avengers. For the millions who watched half the Marvel universe vaporize onscreen in the final moments of 2018’s Infinity War — whole standalone franchises reduced
Someone Great is approximately 90 percent romance and comedy, but it still sounds wrong to call it a rom-com. Writer-director’s Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s big-screen debut feels like a newer breed of the
Charlotte (Marguerite Bouchard) is a girl in love with love — until her boyfriend, in a terribly timed postcoital moment, confesses that he’s pretty sure he’s gay. Wailing to her best friends Mégane (Romane
The Downton Abbey movie doesn’t come out until September. But the tea-and-crumpets brain trust behind the hit upstairs-downstairs drama has been moonlighting with another period film in the meantime, Chaperone.
In the introductory sequence before the title appears on screen, The Hole in the Ground features a striking shot where the camera is looking down from above on a car driving down a road. Gradually, the
When Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day hit theaters a couple of weeks before Halloween in 2017, there was a cheeky novelty to its conceit. It was basically a slasher version of Harold Ramis and Bill Murray’s
Little known outside of hardcore cineaste circles, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is one of the finest writers and directors working today. Each of his imports, like About Elly, Fireworks Wednesday,
While reports of Steven Soderbergh’s retirement proved to be more than a little exaggerated, the director did return from his fleeting hiatus with a new style of filmmaking. That return, which began with
For the sake of transparency, let me begin by putting my cards right on the table. I’ve dug every second of Liam Neeson’s late-career reinvention as Hollywood’s gruffest dispenser of bareknuckle justice
With the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies already under his belt, director Peter Jackson is someone who seems to love nothing more than a challenge. The more daunting, the better. With his latest
The Titanic; the Hindenburg; Fyre Festival. It might be hyperbole to call one of these things a bona fide disaster; Fyre crashed and burned with no fatalities, after all — technically only time, money,
Rich man, poor man; white man, black man. If anything can make them unlikely lifelong friends in 125 minutes or less, it’s a Hollywood bromance. The Upside is actually inspired by the hugely successful
At the opening of Stan & Ollie, a charming, bittersweet snapshot of the final days of the Hollywood slapstick duo Laurel & Hardy, the two comedy legends are in their dressing room complaining about being
Kenneth Branagh, who also directs, stars as the Bard late in life In “Hamlet,” a son is haunted by the ghost of his dead father. In All is True, a partially fictionalized biopic of William Shakespeare