Film: Mutant Mayhem

Deadpool 2 leavens the hit-making Marvel mix of fight scenes, flashbacks and explosions with dick jokes. Protagonist Wade (the ultra-bro, Ryan Reynolds) was a...

Film: Mommy Track

They called Juno whip-smart, and some of us still have the lash scars. Tully, by writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman, has everything...

Film: Land of Docs

Selling itself with great gusts of uplift—non-competitive, non-juried and gender equal, all good things—the three-day DocLands Documentary Film Festival (May 3-6 at the Christopher...

Film: World View

This, in case you were wondering, is what subtitles were invented for. Motivated by a dynamic mission of understanding the world through the art...

Film: Quagmire

It’s not funny, ha-ha—it’s funny, Kafka. The slightly surreal Israeli tragi-comedy Foxtrot astonishes with its ability to thrive on serious tonal shifts, flash-forwards and...

Film: Avatars

As the official bard to the court of King Reagan, Steven Spielberg may well look back at the 1980s as happy times. The 1980s-filia...

Film: Plague Dogs

In Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom, the runaways Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) stumble across the corpse of a dog with an...

Film: Communist Plot

The year 2018 has made us all connoisseurs of misrule. Thus Armando Iannucci’s speedy farce The Death of Stalin has relevance. Still, at a...

Film: Wrinkles

Four years ago, Dr. Alex Murry (Chris Pine) vanished in a bizarre physics accident—as the mighty blue Tick noted, “science is not an exact...

Film: Enslaved

Some praise ex-CIA agent Jason Matthews’ novel Red Sparrow and call it a return to the days of John le Carré and Ian Fleming....