Sep 12, 2017, 9:40am EDT
September 4, 2019
Why TIFF matters, and 4 other things to know about the Toronto International Film Festival
The festival is a bellwether for what will happen at the movies for the next six months.
March 16, 2018
The Death of Stalin, a black comedy from the creator of Veep, turns politics into purgatory
Authoritarians and their sycophants get the Iannucci treatment, and it’s deadly serious.
March 5, 2018
The Shape of Water, from Guillermo del Toro, is a beautiful adult fairy tale about a fish-man
The watery, bittersweet romance is rich, moving, and loaded with meaning.
January 5, 2018
Aaron Sorkin takes on high-stakes poker in his terrifically fun directorial debut Molly’s Game
The celebrated screenwriter can direct, too.
December 21, 2017
In tense horror film Happy End, the lurking monster is privilege
The Cannes premiere sets chilling multigenerational sociopathy against a surprising backdrop: the European migrant crisis.
December 9, 2017
I, Tonya is the film about a 1994 figure-skating scandal that America needs in 2017
Margot Robbie plays the embattled former Olympian in an unexpectedly resonant docu-comedy.
November 20, 2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a wise, dark comedy about a broken world
Martin McDonagh channels Flannery O’Connor’s humor and sensibility in a film that looks at the absurd world and laughs.
October 27, 2017
The Square's high-concept comedy targets both the art world and the social contract
Uncomfortable and hilarious, the critically praised satirical film asks what we owe one another.
October 25, 2017
Suburbicon shows what happens when a Coen brothers script goes very wrong
George Clooney fails to deliver the biting indictment of white America he promises.
October 20, 2017
In The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a Greek myth becomes a family’s descent into hell
The director of The Lobster twists the myth of Iphigenia into a cautionary tale for the careless.
October 5, 2017
The Florida Project, set in a cheap motel near Disney, is one of the best films of the year.
Tangerine director Sean Baker tells truly devastating stories while exposing how darkly funny the American appetite for excess really is.
September 22, 2017
Battle of the Sexes is a clunky attempt to find modern meaning in the 1973 tennis match
Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in a crowd-pleasing but muddled film.
September 22, 2017
What the exclamation point in the title of Mother! says about the film itself
The weird punctuation gives viewers a big clue for how to watch it.
September 20, 2017
9 performances poised to take the film world by storm this fall
Playing ministers, mothers, and motel managers, these actors and actresses are leaving their mark.
September 19, 2017
13 standout movies from TIFF to look forward to
A smart teen comedy, a sharp political satire, and a great movie about the world's worst movie are all worth keeping on your radar.
September 15, 2017
Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is an explosive retelling of creation in fire and blood
Theologies and mythologies twist and burn in a horror story about making and unmaking.
September 13, 2017
Louis C.K.’s new film I Love You, Daddy is a deliberately provocative minefield
The movie aims its darts directly at Woody Allen. The results are mixed.
September 12, 2017
2 new movies about Nixon and Obama function as subtle Trump critiques
Mark Felt and The Final Year confront America’s political present by studying the past.