Sully Review


Director Clint Eastwood's passion is evident, but he doesn't let that seep into his choices as a filmmaker, which makes this a top-notch effort

Florence Foster Jenkins Review

Florence Foster Jenkins

It's a lot to ask people to pay good money to see Meryl Streep sing as badly as possible, but Florence Foster Jenkins improbably makes it worth your time

Bad Moms Review

Bad Moms

Two men wrote and directed this comedy about women at their wit's end, which probably tells you everything you need to know about its gender dynamics. That said, I laughed a lot, and you probably will too


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?


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


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

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