Film Reviews

Alexander Payne Delivers an Incredible Shrinking Film

With Downsizing, the director continues his exploration of humanity’s foibles in a very different filmic universe.

The Highfalutin’ Fantasy of ‘Call Me by Your Name’

The latest from director James Ivory is a tad pretentious, very smart, and plenty beautiful.

Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hayes in one of the year’s best, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The Movies That Mattered in 2017

Tribalism aside, it was a banner year for film.

Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hayes in one of the year’s best, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
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Ferdinand Is Too Big for Its Bullring

The modern take on the classic children’s story fails when stretched to feature length.

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Things Get Messy in ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’

The latest from Hong Sang-soo is engaging, but maybe a little too real.

‘Wonder Wheel’ Needs Room to Breathe

Woody Allen’s latest is filled with dialogue, but what is it really saying?

Thelma. Courtesy of SF Studios Norway

‘Thelma’ Delivers a Scandinavian Version of the Devil You Know

The latest from Joachim Trier borrows liberally from its inspiration and finds its terror in the smaller moments.

Thelma. Courtesy of SF Studios Norway

Falling in Love With ‘Jane’

A fawning documentary gives us an uncritical look at a remarkable icon.

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A Visual Marvel, ‘The Breadwinner’ Is a Little Too Heavy-Handed

The lessons in Cartoon Saloon’s latest are valuable ones, but the story suffers because of them.

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