Louis Malle’s Oscar-nominated semiautobiographical drama Au Revoir les Enfants is set at a boarding school for boys in Vichy France.
Pedro Almodóvar’s brazen ‘gay film noir’ Bad Education is one of the most daring exemplars of the noir genre. Gael García Bernal and Fele Martínez star.
Actress-filmmaker Radha Blank semi-autobiographical midlife-crisis tale The Forty-Year-Old Version evokes memories of Allen and 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 humorous 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 amusing art direction and jabs at the Catholic Church.
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is mostly enjoyable, but despite the presence of Chris Pratt the franchise is starting to feel more than a little repetitive.
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 is a movie tribute to ‘old-fashioned all-American heroism.’ Tom Hanks stars as 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.
A gay Sulu and an incoherent action climax are two of the problems with Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond. Yet this is the new series’ mostly satisfying movie to date.
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.
Mixing fantasy and tragedy, Fritz Lang’s two-part epic Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Kriemhild’s Revenge is a cinematic masterpiece.
It’s So Easy and Other Lies: Guns N Roses bass Duff McKagan movie about his drug addiction fall and rise disappoints as unique idea is weakly developed.
Money Monster review: Director Jodie Foster socially conscious movie ruined by plot contrivances and cowardice but Julia Roberts and George Clooney stellar.
Captain America: Civil War review: Military coup movie so effective Prince death forgotten during Batman v Superman reboot with Chris Evans vs Robert Downey.
The Boss movie: Melissa McCarthy in pre-Caligula phase mode bombs in husband Ben Falcone lame comedy featuring equally miscast Kristen Bell.
Black Swan Movie Review: Natalie Portman falls to pieces in Darren Aronofsky complex thriller that must be seen to be truly understood.
L’Inhumaine: Marcel L’Herbier mixes sex melodrama with science fiction and Fernand Léger sets plus an early peek into Modern China.
Chi-Raq movie with Teyonah Parris: Spike Lee has set Lysistrata amidst Chicago’s urban warfare. Chiraq (one word) stands for the Chicago-Iraq combo. Chi-Raq movie review: Ancient Greek comedy in 21st-century…
Room movie with Brie Larson as the character occupying the titular space. ‘Room’ movie review: Easy to appreciate, difficult to like The film Room, adapted by Emma Donoghue from her…
Steve Jobs movie poster. ‘Steve Jobs’ movie: ‘Riveting, high speed’ biopic starring Michael Fassbender at his best On the outside, computers are clean, symmetrical slabs of molded polycarbonate; pleasant, or…
The Martian movie: Matt Damon stars as an astronaut stranded on Mars. ‘The Martian’ movie review: Ridley Scott still has ‘greatness left in him’ The Martian is the story of…
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler’s history-making Black Panther movie gives new life to the superhero genre. Michael B. Jordan is the standout in the cast.
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.
Made when American women were disenfranchised, Mothers of Men asks whether the female right to vote will destroy The American Family.
X-Men: Apocalypse Review: Despite talented director Bryan Singer and complex themes Marvel offers poorer movie marred by cartoonish supervillain.
Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice review: Zack Snyder superhero movie with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill reeks of DC Comics’ grim self-importance.
Trumbo movie: Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren superb as left-wing screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and right-wing gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Trumbo movie review: Highly entertaining ‘history lesson’ toplining an outstanding Bryan…