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....

Film: Sci-Fi Horror

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the raving-mad Ophelia says, “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be”—what we may become, that...

Talking Pictures: Cult Status

“Fans of The Room are not like the fans of any other cult film,” says author/actor Greg Sestero, speaking on the phone from Paris,...

Film: Eye Candy

We previously met Black Panther’s King T’Challa (the handsome Chadwick Boseman), whose father was assassinated by a vengeful terrorist in Captain America: Civil War....

Film: Under Pressure

The subject matter of the Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman is “Almodóvaran.” It’s visually lush like the Spanish director’s work, and yet it’s not...

Film: Short Stories

The less big-name awards on the upcoming Oscar lists provide some of the most interesting topics. Among the best documentary shorts showing, in an...