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Rating Title/Year Author
Queen & Slim (2019) Stephanie Zacharek There's no getting around the appeal of these two characters, as Kaluuya and Turner-Smith play them... EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) Stephanie Zacharek An enjoyable portrait of a prickly friendship between two men of vastly different temperaments... EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
Waves (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Russell's performance is like a rush of wind on a dry, hot day, the blessing you didn't know you needed. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Murphy brings the spirit of Blaxploitation underdog Rudy Ray Moore to life, with tell-it-like-it-is radiance. His timing is, as always, cobra-strike precise... EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Knives Out isn't just a beautifully made diversion. It's also a utopian vision. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Charlie's Angels should have been glamorous fun, a Saturday-night-out kind of movie. Suddenly, staying in with an icepack on your head never looked so good. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Ford v Ferrari is a little too long; some scenes leave unnecessary skidmark trails. But the movie still has amiable style and energy to spare. It's fast but never furious. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Stephanie Zacharek This is a movie that's both entertainment and spiritual toolkit-take from it what you need. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Even within the context of this upbringing-as-horror-show, LaBeouf locates crystalline reflections of the better man his father might have been. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Krampus (2015) Stephanie Zacharek Some clever soul might have done something moderately effective with this idea, but Krampus is too dumb to be scary and too listless to be entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Harriet (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It's as if Tubman walks among us, melting away the years between her life and ours. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Sins of Man (1936) TIME Staff Sad, simple and superfluous. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
And Sudden Death (1936) TIME Staff It does present, within conventional limits, an energetic little sermon on good highway manners. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It's Waititi's ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Imitation of Life (1934) TIME Staff Because of the authority with which it is acted and the skill with which Director John Stahl has built up individual episodes, the picture remains an efficient tearjerker, outspoken in its praise of motherlove. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
The Green Pastures (1936) TIME Staff [Rex Ingram] doubles ably as Adam and the Prophet Hezdrel. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Stephanie Zacharek See it for the inventive, elaborate costumes (designed by Ellen Mirojnick), for the tiny-albeit slightly creepy-mushroom people and the miniature fairies wearing dandelion tutus, and for Jolie... EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Judy Berman Paul earned three Emmys for his supporting role on Breaking Bad, and in El Camino he delivers a mesmerizing lead performance that proves he deserves a spot on Hollywood's A-list. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Parasite (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It tells a story you could probably follow without subtitles, or any dialogue at all: the faces of these actors show with piercing clarity how it feels to be outsiders in a world of wealth and privilege. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Half-Marriage (1929) TIME Staff Only the occasional entry of Vaudevillain Ken Murray and his orchestra relieve the dreadful tedium of Half Marriage. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Wrath of the Seas (1929) TIME Staff Parts of this picture, made with the co-operation of the British and German governments, are fine newsreels of the Battle of Jutland. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Harlem on the Prairie (1937) TIME Staff Best parts of the picture are the tunes, Harlem on the Prairie and Romance in the Rain. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Stephanie Zacharek The Irishman is so layered with detail, and shifts so gracefully through so many eras, that it's hard to tease out a clearly defined plot. Even so, the movie is beautifully constructed-you willingly follow wherever it goes. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Judy (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Zellweger paints shadows of nuance into her portrayal of a performer who invites easy caricature. And she sings, too. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It's a featherweight delight, like the prettiest pink-and-white cake on the tea tray. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It's an object lesson in what not to do in an adaptation, yet it's occasionally effective enough that you can see a much more successful movie buried within it. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Stephanie Zacharek The figurative runaway limo these women are riding in is headed for a crash. But oh, the ride is glorious! EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
() TIME Staff The Dance of Life is too long and overdetailed; it is handicapped with a tedious theme-song. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Hallelujah (1929) TIME Staff Vidor's skill as a picturemaker is enough alone to make Hallelujah one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
High School Musical 2 (2007) Richard Corliss At best, it's an honorable sequel to the thing of last year -- but I'm pleased it exists, and more tickled that the franchise is so successful. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
I Could Never Have Sex With Any Man Who Has So Little Regard for My Husband (1973) Richard Schickel I Could Never may be the least important -- certainly the least pretentious -- movie of the year. But it is far from the least amusing. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
The King (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Honors a classic story and opens its grandeur to a new audience-even as it gives an elbow-poke to those who have seen it all before, or who only think they have. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Much of the movie is bitterly funny; some of it just amusingly droll. But the finale, a rallying cry that's both galvanizing and wistful, is a wrap-up worth waiting for. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
Joker (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Phillips may want us to think he's giving us a movie all about the emptiness of our culture, but really, he's just offering a prime example of it. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
Seberg (2019) Stephanie Zacharek The picture is potent and engaging; even its fictionalized elements ring with the spirit of truth. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Ad Astra works, not least because nearly every minute of it is gorgeous to look at. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Stephanie Zacharek I suspect almost anyone who has dissolved a seemingly perfect union can relate to at least some of Marriage Story, especially if there are children involved. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Bell... knows her way around a wisecrack. She also plays Brittany's transformation subtly and intelligently, without courting our pity or even our approval. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Mostly... it's more funny and charming than it is raunchy. If these boys are the men of the future, their parents have done something right. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Joyous and funny even as it strikes the occasional melancholy chord, Blinded by the Light is a testament to the small miracle of how the right music manages to find us at just the right time... EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Stephanie Zacharek There's not enough heat in this Kitchen, but there's nothing cool about it, either. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It could all be so winsome and adorable-but it isn't. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
You're in the Navy Now (1951) TIME Staff When it gets up a full head of steam, [You're in the Navy Now] bubbles with fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Somewhere around the midpoint of Hobbs & Shaw, the action sequences become so elaborate that they start to weigh the movie down; it becomes less a lean machine than an unwieldy, chubby sausage. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Skin (2018) Stephanie Zacharek You'd never expect a xenophobic, hate-filled skinhead to have the sweet face and demeanor of the actor Jamie Bell, which is what makes Bell's performance in Guy Nattiv's Skin so effective... EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Joe Mande's Award-winning Comedy Special (2017) Ashley Hoffman Framed around the race for a fake comedy award, Mande's special goes there with zero misfires. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (2017) Ashley Hoffman You'll laugh if: You're up for a rollercoaster ride in the hands of a man who's not trying to be funny but is hilarious, and isn't trying to depress you, but might. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017) Ashley Hoffman Silverman manages to pull off a balancing act between a call for bipartisan understanding and some bizarre musings. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Sword of Trust (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Sword of Trust is a modest, wobbly picture, and it falls apart as it rambles toward its ending. Yet it never feels like a waste of time. Sometimes being invited along for the ride is reward enough. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Stephanie Zacharek In that respect, this Lion King is a faithful remake, and in terms of its technology, it's at times quite beautiful to behold... But there's no sense of wonder in this new Lion King-its most visible attribute is ambition. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019