Possibly Louis Malle’s best film, the Oscar-nominated semi-autobiographical drama Au Revoir les Enfants focuses on the tragic friendship between two boys.
Pedro Almodóvar’s brazen 2004 ‘gay film noir’ Bad Education is 1 of the most daring exemplars of the noir genre. Gael García Bernal and Fele Martínez star.
Actress-filmmaker Radha Blank’s semi-autobiographical midlife-crisis tale The Forty-Year-Old Version evokes memories of Woody Allen + Paul Mazursky.
Starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is kneecapped by The Force of Corporate Pressure.
Trouble Is My Business is a tongue-in-cheek film noir homage that evokes memories of classic Hollywood crime dramas of the 1940s and 1950s.
However well-intentioned, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s skillfull Detroit movie is unsatisfying as both drama and history. Will Poulter and John Boyega star.
Starring the German Mary Pickford, Ernst Lubitsch’s The Doll movie is a satirical fantasy featuring inventive art direction and jabs at the Catholic Church.
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a mostly enjoyable romp, but despite the presence of Chris Pratt the franchise is starting to feel a bit stale.
The Wolverine Hugh Jackman is at the embittered heart of James Mangold’s surprisingly violent Logan, one of the best superhero movies out there.
Chinese director Zhang Yimou and American actor Matt Damon’s epic monster movie The Great Wall gives globalization a bad name.
Right-wing filmmaker Clint Eastwood’s Sully movie is a tribute to ‘old-fashioned all-American heroism.’ Tom Hanks plays US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger.
Don’t wet your seat while watching Fede Alvarez’s cleverly assembled Detroit-set horror thriller Don’t Breathe. Cast: Stephen Lang and Dylan Minnette.
Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond is the new series’ mostly satisfying movie to date, but a gay Sulu and an incoherent action climax are two major problems.
The first feature (co-)directed by Alf Sjöberg, The Strongest is a visually splendid Arctic adventure. On the downside, the narrative moves at glacial speed.
Fritz Lang’s two-part semi-historical epic tragedy Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Kriemhild’s Revenge is a cinematic masterpiece.
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is the subject of the biographical documentary It’s So Easy and Other Lies, geared to fans of the 1980s hard rock band.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney deliver stellar performances in Jodie Foster’s trite and cowardly socially conscious thriller Money Monster.
Reminiscent of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War is the far better movie. Chris Evans + Robert Downey Jr star.
The Boss wastes the talent of comedienne Melissa McCarthy, who is partly to blame as she cowrote the script. Husband Ben Falcone directed. Kristen Bell costars.
Films such as those seen in the British Film Institute’s compilation Around China with a Movie Camera offer a magical window into the past.
Featuring modernistic sets and costumes, L’Inhumaine mixes sex melodrama, revenge thriller and science fiction. Marcel L’Herbier directed.
Spike Lee effectively provides a 21st-century setting to Aristophanes’ 2,400-year-old play in Chi-Raq. Teyonah Parris plays Lysistrata.
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Starring Chadwick Boseman and standout Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler’s movie history-making Black Panther gives new life to the superhero genre.
Starring an excellent Michael Fassbender in a dual role, Ridley Scott’s suspenseful Alien: Covenant takes the franchise in a more discerning direction.
Barack Obama and me: Vikram Gandhi’s Barry movie brings to mind the various things the author has in common with the former American president.
Remarkable women’s suffrage movie Mothers of Men dismisses the notion that the female right to vote would destroy American families and society.
Marred by a cartoonish supervillain and an overabundance of superheroes, X-Men: Apocalypse disappoints despite the obvious talent of director Bryan Singer.
Zack Snyder’s DC Comics superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reeks of grim self-importance. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill star.
With some assistance from Dalton Trumbo himself, Bryan Cranston delivers a phenomenal performance as the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter.