‘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.
‘Star Wars’ is loaded with spectacular moments and mind-blowing special effects. But your eyes aren’t what draw you into the universe.
An eighties double-header! A Blind Spot review of the cult classic WarGames and a reconsideration of the Oscar winner Gandhi.
In the lead-up to ‘The Last Jedi,’ Introducing a collection of daily essays on each of the ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ is at once a powerful tale of a missing child, and an indictment of an inhospitable, unfeeling society.
Some quick take reviews, followed by a featured discussion of Hitchcock’s silent-era classic ‘The Lodger.’