As the rare movie that exists above cinematic law, Endgame is more of a fascinating experiment in fan service than a coherent film. And that’s really all it could ever be.
Plot and dialogue don’t appear to be Claire Denis’s bread and butter, but striking scenes and a fully committed Juliette Binoche make this sci-fi film fairly memorable.
Jordan Peele’s second feature doesn’t have the cohesiveness of his Oscar-winning debut, but Lupita Nyong'o’s masterful performance keeps it afloat.
Paweł Pawlikowski may have crafted the most compact and yet powerful drama in recent cinematic history.
Whatever deal M. Night Shyamalan made with the devil has long since ended; this movie is truly a mess.
It’s no Moonlight, but Barry Jenkins’s feature followup to that modern masterpiece is still brilliantly heart-wrenching and sadly beautiful.
Though Adam McKay receives a few bonus points for degree of difficulty, his Dick Cheney biopic proves too massive to master.
Peter Jackson brings the First World War to life in haunting, unforgettable fashion.
It’ll soon be trite and lazy to say “Roma is a special film,” but that won’t make it any less true.
Steve McQueen’s latest is a dark and desperate heist movie that forgoes “neat and tidy” and is all the better for it.
It is very strange to stream a new Coen brothers movie on Netflix, but this six-part collection of short films is as memorable and engaging as anything they’ve released on the big screen.
It could have been oh-so-much worse. In the end, the 2018 iteration of The Grinch is a pleasant if wholly unnecessary re-imagining of the tale done best by Boris Karloff and company in 1966.
It’s a complicated story to tell in two hours, but ultimately Jason Reitman can’t pin down what makes the saga of Gary Hart so nuanced and fascinating.
It’s hard to say whether Jacques Audiard’s Western will excite or irritate fans of the genre, but it’s worth going on the journey to find out.
Even after resetting 40 years of post-original nonsense, this rebooted sequel is as disposable as the rest.
The first hour of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut is pretty much perfect. And, despite a few missteps, the rest isn’t bad either.
This Tom Hardy-led comic book movie is as dumb as you’d expect, but it could’ve been so much worse.
Though Netflix’s overall movie strategy remains unclear, this adorable teen romance is a big step in the right direction.
2018 has been a remarkable year for black filmmakers, and Spike Lee’s addition to the cultural conversation does not disappoint.
This Oakland-centric film from writing duo Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal is unsubtle and uneven but teeming with the passion of a story that needed to be told.
No teenage dramedy has depicted middle-school anxieties, or social media, quite as well as Bo Burnham’s terrific feature debut.
No one is trying to reinvent the wheel here, but Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie have gotten the Mission: Impossible series (mostly) back on track.
No one expected a Paul Rudd-led superhero franchise to exist, let alone be this enjoyable, but you can’t help but wonder if Marvel’s formula drags it down.
The life, times, and beauty of Fred Rogers are captured brilliantly in this documentary about a radical in a sweater.
If you’re looking for a fun summer comedy with a lot of laughs, look elsewhere. Not even Hannibal Buress can save this one.
The territory the Incredibles are in has become a great deal more charted since the original film was released.
Someday they’ll make a modern action flick that smartly comments on our relationship with technology. This is not that movie.
Ethan Hawke gives the performance of a lifetime in Paul Schrader’s haunting look at one man’s severe loss of faith.
Despite Ryan Reynolds still doing his damnedest, this sequel feels like more of the same with less of the wit and charm.
Chloé Zhao’s feature about rodeo life in South Dakota stars real people and taps into genuine emotion like few other films with this conceit.
As they do every year, Andrew Johnson and Steve Cimino count down their top 10 films of 2018. Find out if awards darlings like Roma and A Star is Born make the cut.
It's a Wonderful Life is the unlikeliest of Christmas classics, and easily one of the greatest.
Billy Wilder expertly blends Film Noir with a cautionary tale about the poisonous nature of fame and celebrity.
Spirit and institution clash, and in this kind of institution there can be only one victor.
Seven Samurai is brilliant on its own merits, and even moreso when considering its place in the cinematic canon.
Wrap your arms around the biggest film of all-time.
Both miraculous and universal, there is a reason Casablanca is so beloved.
One of John Ford's masterpieces remains compelling because of the subtle messages buried within.
The power of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece feels more urgent than ever.
Why The General, of all of Buster Keaton's films, after all of these years?
Subsersive, and yet still light as air, this is the perfect vehicle for understanding Marilyn Monroe's greatness.
Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver smacks of modernism decades after it was released.
Stanley Kubrick's tale tackles nothing smaller than the universe and our place in it.
Subversion, sarcasm and a celebration of Hollywood's Golden Age are all rolled in to one.
Charlie Chaplin's natural talent and irrepressible drive translate in to a nearly perfect film.
The historical significance of Psycho isn't exactly what makes it such a terrifying story after all of these years.
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