NewReleases

The Hateful Eight Review

The Hateful Eight

The most open-ended, pointed, and relevant film of Quentin Tarantino's career is also the best movie of 2015

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Review

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The six chapters of this wonderful western are all pure Coen—sometimes silly, sometimes touching, always darkly, strangely, almost inexplicably powerful.

A Star Is Born (2018) Review

A Star Is Born

Led by two stars giving best-of-year performances, A Star Is Born is familiar but exhilarating melodramatic filmmaking

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

The Best Films of 2018

The Best Films of 2018

Blindspotting, BlackKklansman, Widows, A Star Is Born, and more of the movies that made 2018 special

10 Performances to Watch This Fall

10 Performances to Watch This Fall

John C. Reilly, Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Regina King, and more of the most intriguing actors of the fall 2018 movie season.

The James Bond Movies, Ranked

The James Bond Movies, Ranked

With Bond 25 in some turmoil, I'm looking back at one of my favorite movie franchises and discussing its high points and its "They must have been high" points

AwardsCoverage

FYC 2018: Magnolia Pictures

FYC 2018: Magnolia Pictures

RBG, and The China Hustle, and Divide and Conquer are among the films Magnolia Pictures will be campaigning for 2018 end-of-year awards and the 2019 Oscars.

FYC 2018: Documentaries

FYC 2018: Documentaries

Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, and The Bleeding Edge are among the documentary films that will be considered for 2018 end-of-year awards and the 2019 Oscars.

FYC 2018: Netflix

FYC 2018: Netflix

Private Life, 22 July, Reversing Roe, and The Bleeding Edge are among the films Netflix will be campaigning for 2018 end-of-year awards and the 2019 Oscars.