How, in trying to resolve one major plot hole, ‘Rogue One’ kills one of the secret joys of ‘Star Wars.’
You love Film Misery, now try some Queer Misery! Justin and Film Misery editor Lena Houst get together for this bonus episode to discuss the best of queer cinema in 2017
Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ about a group of passionate nonviolent protesters, has a thrilling, kinetic first act. Then…it has a second act.
The most common criticism of ‘The Force Awakens’ is its familiarity, but it has something to say about the stories we’ve heard a million times.
Triple-header reviews, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer!’
‘Revenge of the Sith’ is the final film of a director who is seldom thought of, first and foremost, as a director.
Reviews for ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘The Transfiguration,’ and ‘Manifesto.’
Stephen Cone’s ‘Princess Cyd’ is a ridiculously well-meaning venture, but blandness and a clanging lack of subtlety drain it of any impact.
How the favored Star Wars composer tries to save ‘Attack of the Clones’ from itself.
Reviews of the Netflix Original series ‘Mindhunter,’ plus the Portugese thriller ‘The Ornithologist.’
James Franco makes ‘The Disaster Artist’ an explanation for and homage to ‘The Room,’ while directing himself to his best role.
‘The Phantom Menace’ could have been a great prologue. But its inconsistent approach results in fundamental missteps.
A classic review of Kurosawa’s ‘High and Low,’ plus reviews of ‘American Made’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square,’ the latest film to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, is a vexing, fascinating intellectual exercise.
Return of the Jedi has become a warning for movies wishing to age well.
From Greta Gerwig to St. Vincent, Lena bends the definitions of film in her unconventional list of 2017’s best cinematic experiences.
A lengthy deep-dive into Stalker, arguably the greatest film of Andrei Tarkovsky.
The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ villain is guilty of betrayal, murder and worse. But there’s one aspect of his villainy that often goes unexplored.
reviews of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ and the Safdie brothers’ ‘Good Time.’
A misfire overall, Robin Swicord’s ‘Wakefield’ does boast an intriguing premise and emotional Bryan Cranston performance.