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Rating Title/Year Author
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
Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) Ashley Hoffman There might not be any earth-shattering revelations about his rise to fame, but there's still enough to excite a comedy super-fan's interest. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Judy Berman His extensive complaints about performative wokeness among liberal white people don't exactly break new ground for stand-up... But he does have a knack for pushing these serious dilemmas into the realm of the absurd. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017) Ashley Hoffman The venues in this roaming special may change, but whether she's performing for a group on the street or for one person at home, she kills. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
() Ashley Hoffman You'll laugh if you like your topical commentary delivered with breakneck enthusiasm and infectious energy by one of the comedy world's most versatile voices. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (2016) Ashley Hoffman You'll laugh if: You cry-laugh at free-flowing wisecracks that elevate low-stakes slights to high-stakes drama. Buress goes long on everything from customer service injustices to the ridiculousness of deviled eggs. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Stephanie Zacharek But until all that nonsense gets rolling, Spider-Man: Far from Home is breezy and enjoyable, focusing on all that's most appealing about Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego Spider-Man. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Stephanie Zacharek The Beatles were larger than life, but at least part of their greatness was built on subtlety. That's a language Yesterday doesn't understand... EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Beware the filmmaker who's exercising, when just making films will do. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Scream 3 (2000) Richard Schickel [The cast] is good. And so are director Wes Craven's inventive stagings of these set-tos. Not so good is the absence of hip cross-references to the classic horror tropes. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Wild Rose (2018) Stephanie Zacharek Rose-Lynn is neither a wholly selfish character nor a selfless one, and her rough contours give Wild Rose-directed by Tom Harper and written by Nicole Taylor-its bite. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Even if no one needs a Toy Story 4, it's here, and the good news is that it's funny and imaginative and, in places, intriguingly strange. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
The Way of the Gun (2000) Richard Corliss What aims at being terrifying is just loud and goofy. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Stephanie Zacharek In Bob we trust. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Richard Schickel It is going to make a ton of money, but you never feel that's the only reason it was made. It respects itself and it respects us, and there's no reason to begrudge its success. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It would be correct to call The Last Black Man a story about gentrification, but that word hardly captures the movie's mystery and its heartbeat. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Always Be My Maybe has that made-for-the-small-screen quality, almost a movie but not quite-it feels rushed, rough and a bit too casual, as if the script needed just another draft or two. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934) TIME Staff A topical film which draws tears with out half trying. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
I Am Suzanne! (1933) TIME Staff Partly a masterpiece and partly a mess. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Massacre (1934) TIME Staff Adapted from a novel by Robert Gessner, it adds up into an indignant crusade against the white man's treatment of [Native Americans]. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It's a great example of how a well-told story, with vivid characters, can seep right into your bones and keep you thinking for days afterward-and the pleasure felt while watching it isn't negligible either. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Feldstein and Dever have a kind of mad, cartoon chipmunk chemistry, playing characters who know each other so well that they finish each other's sentences and step on each other's lines. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Pitt and DiCaprio are marvelous together, and though neither are what any of us should call "old," their faces, once as flawless as airbrushed high-school portraits, have now achieved a more weathered perfection. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Stephanie Zacharek [It] may be visually beautiful, in a mountains-in-the-mist way. But what is it saying? What is it doing? And oh, dear God, is he showing us those mountains again? EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Dolor y gloria (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Everything about Pain and Glory is awake and alive, and Almodóvar's nerve endings become ours, too. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Rocketman is magnificent and ridiculous, a feathered melanage of clichés and originality, of respectful homage and unrepentant nostalgia. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Stephanie Zacharek As always, Jarmusch knows how to get laughs with timing. It's so integral to his movies that he probably wouldn't be able to explain how he does it; it's probably more like waiting for a bird to land on a branch than anything. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Wine Country springs to life here and there, but there's something dispiriting about the way these women seem to be working hard for laughs rather than just being funny. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
The Dark Crystal (1982) Richard Corliss As narrative, the incidents in The Dark Crystal are unremarkable; as the excuse for special effects, fanciful decor and eccentric characters, they do nicely enough. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Stephanie Zacharek It's an entertainment designed to please many, many people and disappoint as few as possible, extravagant without necessarily having a vision beyond its desire not to put a foot wrong. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Someone Great (2019) Stephanie Zacharek The "someone great" of the title isn't some mythical romantic object. It's each of them, bringing out the best in each other. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Les Vampires (1915) Richard Corliss Les Vampires, with thrill upon stunt upon criminal chicanery, is as modern as Rush Hour or The X Files. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Stephanie Zacharek Her Smell is an uneven movie, occasionally dipping into clichés. But Moss's performance works... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Little (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Although Little bears some similarities to... Big, it's a thoroughly modern comedy, one that lives comfortably with the idea that women can hold power and authority-though because they're human, they can misuse it, too. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Unicorn Store (2017) Judy Berman Unicorn Store only ends up infantilizing millennials and, when it comes to Jackson's ethereal character, playing into offensive tropes. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
High Life (2018) Stephanie Zacharek High Life is a chilly, ruminative film, brilliant if not exactly likable. But Pattinson, the movie's thumping heart, is superb... EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Peterloo (2018) Stephanie Zacharek Even if you've never heard of the Peterloo Massacre, this picture-beautifully staged and shot, with a you-are-there urgency-will reward your patience. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Stephanie Zacharek Best of all, Shazam! feels young, a world apart from that stone-cold cosmos in which self-serious villains descend upon humanity with their dumb jeweled gloves. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Hello, Dolly! (1969) TIME Staff It relies almost exclusively on the celebrated eyes, ears, nose and throat of Streisand. Her musicianship remains irreproachable. But her mannerisms are so arch and calculated that one half expects to find a key implanted in her back. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019