Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

A film about and full of contradictions. It's clever, stupid, reactive, stubborn, peaceful, violent, surprising, terrible

The Jungle Book (2016) Review

The Jungle Book

Jon Favreau's live-action take on the animated classic is as crowd-pleasing and inoffensive as a Marvel movie

Room Review


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


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 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

How to Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

How to Fix Hollywood's Diversity Problem

In a story for The Week, I discussed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and prescribed potential fixes that could lead to a truly inclusive Hollywood.