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Rating Title/Year Author
Doctor Sleep (2019) Anthony Lane I only wish that Rose had been around when Jack Torrance was on the rampage. What a lovely couple they'd have made. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Anthony Lane It's a film about pride-about being as proud of your own flesh and blood as you are of your metal machines, and about the craziness that flares up whenever pride gets hurt. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Burning Cane (2019) Richard Brody Youmans... depicts these harrowing emotional crises in dramatic fragments and shadow-drenched, often oblique images; they suggest his anguish at a legacy of male frustration, violence, rage, and self-destruction... EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Araya (1959) Richard Brody Benacerraf's grand style captures the drama of subsistence in the face of nature; the overwhelming beauty of the wide-open spaces contrasts with the workers' burdened trudges through them. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019) Rachel Syme I can think of no better way to describe Stage Fright than as a secret, gentle, creamy treat for those who love and think deeply about clothing. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Anthony Lane [The] blend of tones, with near-farce and emotional brutality blitzed together, is pure Baumbach, and he dishes it up for two hours straight. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Anthony Lane Despite the déjà vu, there is plenty to savor in Miller's film, and the final third, in particular, is quite the light show. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Last Command (1928) Richard Brody Sternberg examines each agonized detail of the onetime commander's humiliation in Hollywood with piercing discernment. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Harriet (2019) Richard Brody The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons's direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Frankie (2019) Richard Brody [Sachs's] insistent pictorial sensibility reveals its purpose and its power in a crescendo of visionary wonder, in a matched pair of concluding sequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Anthony Lane It's basically "Wild Strawberries" with handguns. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Anthony Lane What, you may ask, distinguishes "Downton Abbey" on the big screen from its smaller kin? Well, the movie is twice as long... EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Richard Brody Today, making fun of Hitler and his minions is both easy and pointless, because he poses no threat; Waititi is kicking a dead bull. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Synonyms (2018) Richard Brody Lapid delivers a deeply personal rant in the form of a wild and reckless drama... EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Xiao Wu (1998) Richard Brody Jia's restrained yet fierce X-ray of the ills of modern China also evokes a calm, intimate tenderness for its struggling survivors. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019) Richard Brody Unfolds a personal drama with a geopolitical scope. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Richard Brody "Shadow of the Vampire" is a gory and grandiose metaphor for the torments and sacrifices made, extracted, and endured in the name of art. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
Chez jolie coiffure (2018) Richard Brody Within a single salon, and amid its handful of workers and customers, Mbakam discerns the fault lines of modern life, analyzes them in terms of personal experience, and displays them with an enduring and exemplary iconographic power. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
() Richard Brody From the first shot of Rosine Mbakam's first feature... it's apparent that she's an original filmmaker of exquisite sensibility. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Anthony Lane There is genuine zest in the unease of "Jojo Rabbit," and it's weirdly convincing as a portrait of childhood under surreal strain. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Anthony Lane Dafoe and Pattinson have the stage pretty much to themselves, and the result is a beguiling crunch of styles. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913) Richard Brody The movie, filmed on location in New York and New Jersey, brings to the fore Williams's mighty energy, tender heart, and thwarted dreams. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Will (2015) Richard Brody Will's crisis has a spiritual dimension, and Maple evokes it, dramatically and symbolically, in a wide-ranging and documentary-based view of Harlem. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Wild Rovers (1971) Richard Brody Bodine and Post exult in the transcendent wonder of the vast landscape and revel in the illusory joys of their outlaw freedom; their solitude and boredom on long rides through uninhabited country drive them to delusion and destruction. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Die linkshändige Frau (The Left-Handed Woman) (1980) Richard Brody A hidden masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
() Richard Brody Coppola can't avoid a dash of mythology when filming brutal killings, but he also looks grimly at the Mob's role in popular artistry-and in enforcing racial barriers. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Dolor y gloria (2019) Richard Brody The movie's expressive moments-and there are many-are largely uprooted, decontextualized, and dematerialized, planted like index cards rather than allowed to unfold and to develop. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Anthony Lane Fans of double characters should stick with Austin Powers, who, in "The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999), enjoys the rare privilege of meeting the person he was ten minutes ago. "You," he says, "are adorable." EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Parasite (2019) Anthony Lane Bong, in short, is a merchant of stealth. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
The College Admissions Scandal (2019) Troy Patterson The crimes here seem heinous because they subvert meritocracy, and this Lifetime movie-with its strokes of low-brow expressionism, inadvertently funny production values, clever lead performances-converts the news story into an exhilarating nightmare. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Whistlers (2019) Richard Brody The dirty-cop trope gets an imaginative new workout in this sly and intricate crime drama by the director Corneliu Porumboiu. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Richard Brody Murphy's scintillating virtuosity is displayed at the expense of depth. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Atlantics (2019) Richard Brody Diop's first feature-set in her father's home town of Dakar, Senegal-unites a wide array of ideas and genres with her intensely sensory artistry. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Joker (2019) Richard Brody A movie of a cynicism so vast and pervasive as to render the viewing experience even emptier than its slapdash aesthetic does. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
The King (2019) Anthony Lane The unholy clash of pageantry and squalor is finely framed; warriors in silvery helmets, shot from high above, and gleaming in the murk, resemble a nest of wood lice. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Dolor y gloria (2019) Anthony Lane There is something thrilling, not dulled, in the very honesty of the film, and in the vigor with which feelings, expressed at any age, can strike us like a slap in the face. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Richard Brody It runs a minute shy of three and a half hours, and I wouldn't wish it any shorter. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Joker (2019) Anthony Lane The strenuous effort of Phoenix's performance that it becomes exhausting to behold. Get a load of me, he seems to say, and the load is almost too much to bear. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
() Richard Brody With bitter irony seething in his blend of kinetic camerawork and silky black-and-white tones, Lou borrows the form of historical drama to expose the corruption and the terror of a modern surveillance state. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Blood of the Beasts (1949) Richard Brody Franju evokes the collective brutality from which the refinements of culture are made. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Santiago, Italia (2018) Richard Brody The Italian director Nanni Moretti crafts this fiercely earnest documentary with a frank simplicity that feels remarkably original. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Midnight Traveler (2019) Richard Brody Discussing their circumstances incisively, they offer trenchant views of religious and popular culture-and the role and the power of the cinema itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Judy (2019) Richard Brody Tom Edge's script, based on a play by Peter Quilter, lapses into clichés, but the dialogue is often sharp, and Zellweger offers it up with flair and fury. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Diego Maradona (2019) Anthony Lane The Dionysian frenzy of hero worship is well captured by the film, though it could use more footage from the field of play, where Maradona redefined what it means to be fleet of foot. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Bacurau (2019) Richard Brody The light touches of science fiction evoke present-day depravities, and the vision of local unity offers a thrillingly imaginative playbook for resistance. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Richard Brody The canniness of Gray's procedure is matched by the boldness, even the recklessness, of the extremes to which he pushes it-along with his characters, his story, his emotions, and his techniques. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Anthony Lane How can a parable that set out to take the side of little people, versus gargantuan greed, end up using them as disposable comic fodder? EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Richard Brody This sprawling yet rushed adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel is textureless and flavorless. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Moment by Moment (1978) Richard Brody A superb romantic melodrama... EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
Monos (2019) Anthony Lane What Landes has done is to revise, and to render yet starker, the premise of "Lord of the Flies." EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019