Independence Day: Resurgence Review

Independence Day: Resurgence

“We had 20 years to prepare” is a bad tagline for a movie as startlingly terrible as this Independence Day sequel

Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory

It's middle-of-the-road Pixar, but still one of 2016's best movies so far

The Lobster Review

The Lobster

This film's complexity and sense of humor are unparalleled among 2016's other offerings


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


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


2016 Cannes Awards Predictions

2016 Cannes Awards Predictions

Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann looks like the favorite to win this year's Palme d'Or, but will George Miller's jury fall for it over Paterson, American Honey, and Elle?

2016 Oscar Predictions: Will Win/Should Win

2016 Oscar Predictions: Will Win/Should Win

It's time for the 88th annual Academy Awards. Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant will duke it out of the most total trophies, but it's The Big Short with the best chance to upset the latter for Best Picture

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 1

It's the Pictures Podcast: Episode 1

Max Covill and I launch our new movie podcast with a discussion of the biggest storylines heading into the 2016 Oscar ceremony