Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in “First
Productions of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play’s elusive balancing act.
Disobedience is a slow-burn drama that reveals its true self patiently to the audience. From director Sebastián Lelio (“A Fantastic Woman”) and based on
The characters in the new film “Kodachrome ,” a good-natured if by-the-numbers road trip and relationship drama with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen and Ed Harris, are enchanted by the
Ambiguous and damning at once, John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick” plunges us back into the summer of 1969: the season of Woodstock, the moon landing, the Manson murders and
Steven Soderbergh, who briefly retired from Hollywood after lamenting its timid small-mindedness, has shot his second post-hiatus film entirely on an iPhone. “Unsane,” a pulpy psychological
Some things are universal about being a teenager: The budding sexuality and sense of identity, the dramatic emotions, the profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love.
Watching the Israeli film “Foxtrot “ is like watching a dream play out. Writer-director Samuel Maoz’s (“Lebanon”) excellent film is of course more structured than the
A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in “Game Night,” which seems on the page to be like all the
Sally Potter’s new film “The Party" is 71 minutes long. That fact alone shouldn’t necessarily be a selling point — stories need as long as
The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds
The lead character of Sebastian Lelio’s film “A Fantastic Woman “ is named Marina. She is a nightclub singer and a waitress. She has a boyfriend, Orlando,
In the provocative Lebanese film “The Insult ,” a minor conflict over a gutter between two ordinary men in Beirut spirals and escalates to the level of
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