NewReleases

Hidden Figures Review

Hidden Figures

If you're looking for an uplifting distraction from the events of the real world, it's hard to do better than Hidden Figures

Jackie Review

Jackie

Pablo Larrain's English-language debut peels back the curtain on Mrs. Kennedy visually, aurally, and thematically in ways that are prickly and alienating, but also extremely layered and thought-provoking

Tower Review

Tower

This is perhaps the best example in modern filmmaking of a talking-head doc that shows and doesn't so much tell, and it's one of the best movies of 2016

ClassicReviews

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

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Review

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

For The Cinessential, I'm reviewing this 1958 stage-to-screen classic in honor of our film of the week, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

John'sLists

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

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

AwardsCoverage

2017 Oscar Predictions: Nominations Roulette

2017 Oscar Predictions: Nominations Roulette

Lots of questions ahead of the 2017 Oscar nominations, but the one thing we know for sure: This year's likely nominees are (almost) all excellent

2017 Oscar Predictions: The Calm Before the Storm

2017 Oscar Predictions: The Calm Before the Storm

Critics groups are weighing in, and Golden Globe nominations are imminent. Awards season is getting serious, and Moonlight and La La Land are going for gold

2017 Oscar Predictions: It’s That Time

2017 Oscar Predictions

Some thoughts on the films and performances most likely to resonate this year and a promise regarding coverage of awards this year