Spotlight Review


Tom McCarthy's latest is a sensational piece of straightforward, dramatic filmmaking that uses matter-of-factness as a weapon to sustain suspense and eventually wallop its audience emotionally

Spectre Review


Four films into the Daniel Craig era, and we're still rebooting James Bond. This one is fun, but not entirely successful

He Named Me Malala Review

He Named Me Malala

There's power in seeing Malala unassumingly and uncertainly command a room of girls and boys, or distinguished men and women, who cling to her every word


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

Night and Fog Review

Night and Fog

It runs just 30 minutes, but moments and images in Alain Resnais' Holocaust documentary will stick with you for a lifetime


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

The Biggest Movie of the Fall of 2015 Will Be…

The Biggest Movie of the Fall of 2015 Will Be...

Probably Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but look out for James Bond, Pixar, and Katniss Everdeen

Ranking Every Pixar Film

Ranking Every Pixar Film

With Inside Out upon us, it's a great time to revisit the venerable animation studio's nearly flawless filmography


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?

Final 2015 Oscar Predictions

Final 2015 Oscar Predictions

It's show time! Here are my final guesses for all 24 categories