NewReleases

Room Review

Room

While Room will never escape some of the cinematic limitations of its scenario, director Lenny Abrahamson and his wonderful actors find something beautiful in this horrifying story

The Hateful Eight Review

The Hateful Eight

The most open-ended, pointed, and relevant film of Quentin Tarantino's career is also the best movie of 2015

The Revenant Review

The Revenant

This beautiful-looking film apparently has nothing to say other than, "Doesn't life suck?" Actually, it doesn't, but your movie definitely does

ClassicReviews

Odd Man Out Review

Odd Man Out

Preceding his famous The Third Man by two years, Carol Reed's Odd Man Out is an equally impressive noir about one man's hellish night in Belfast

That Night’s Wife Review

That Night's Wife

Stripped bare of everything that's not completely essential, Ozu crafts something, very early in his career, that's both an exhilarating crime thriller and decidedly an Ozu domestic drama

The Lovers on the Bridge Review

The Lovers on the Bridge

Its production history is as troubled as any film this side of Apocalypse now, but Leos Carax's ode to love and Paris is visually sumptuous and very moving

John'sLists

When and How You Can Watch 2015’s Best Movies

When and How You Can Watch 2015's Best Movies

Your guide to streaming my favorite films of 2015, the year's Oscar nominees, and more great new releases

The Best Films of 2015

The Best Films of 2015

My top 20 this year includes the best action movie in more than a decade, a hilarious comedy about the 2008 economic crisis, Quentin Tarantino at his most explosive, and a documentary starring a disembodied head. Yeah, it was a good year for movies

2015 Fall Movie Preview

2015 Fall Movie Preview

The Revenant, Spectre, Carol, The Hateful Eight, and Sicario are among my most anticipated titles of the fall

AwardsCoverage

2016 Oscar Predictions: Carol Comes on Strong

2016 Oscar Predictions: Carol Comes on Strong

After the first round of pre-cursor nominations, the big winner was the best movie of the year, Todd Haynes' Carol

2016 Oscar Predictions: Round One

2016 Oscar Predictions: Round One

I'm high on The Hateful Eight, hopeful for Mad Max: Fury Road, and very curious about The Revenant in my first set of 2016 Oscar predictions

Will the Summer of 2015 Produce Any Oscar Contenders?

Will the Summer of 2015 Produce Any Oscar Contenders?

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Irrational Man, the latest from Woody Allen. Sounds like a promising match, right?