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Mission: Impossible—Fallout Review

Mission: Impossible—Fallout

It's a near perfect action blockbuster and a film that's going to be near impossible to top

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

The kindness and vulnerability that Fred Rogers imbues his show with sort of drills into you before the tears burst out like a new oil well

Avengers: Infinity War Review

Avengers: Infinity War

Finally, this franchise stops tiptoeing around, trying to give everyone equal time. This Avengers movie has a star, and his name is Thor.

ClassicReviews

Rushmore Review

Rushmore

Jason Schwartzman plays Max Fischer, one of Wes Anderson's most fascinating and entertaining characters, in the director's sweet, funny sophomore effort

I Know Where I’m Going!

I Know Where I'm Going!

In honor of our film of the week, Local Hero, I'm reviewing I Know Where I'm Going! from Powell and Pressburger for The Cinessential

American Dream Review

American Dream

For The Cinessential, I write about Barbara Kopple's 1990 workers' rights documentary in the context of Harlan County U.S.A. week

John'sLists

Ranking the Mission: Impossible Films

Ranking the Mission: Impossible Films

Six pretty different films, all really enjoyable. But which impossible mission is best?

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 13

It's the Pictures Podcast: Episode 13

On our latest episode, Max and I discuss the fall festival lineups, Kubo, Florence Foster Jenkins, the new Arrival trailer, the November Criterion lineup, and ... hot iced coffee?

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

AwardsCoverage

The 6 Most Competitive 2018 Oscar Races

The 6 Most Competitive 2018 Oscar Races

While some 2018 Oscar races are sewn up, others are still wide open or ripe for a surprise

2018 Oscar Predictions: The Year Without a Front-Runner

2018 Oscar Predictions: The Year Without a Front-Runner

It's a year without a front-runner, but that might change if The Shape of Water (or Three Billboards) dominates nomination morning.

2018 Oscar Predictions: So This Looks Like a Fun One, Yeah?

2018 Oscar Predictions

Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, and The Shape of Water appear to be front-runners for this year's top prize. What else is on the horizon?