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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.