Our demanding critics choose the best films (along with some disappointments) of the year.
The excellent cast and realistic tone make Another Round oddly accessible, despite its rather outrageous, anti-social premise.
The Nest is a personal story — unsettling, beautiful, moving and haunting — about that most public of sins: greed.
At a time when witchcraft — not to mention women’s issues of power, autonomy, and identity — is such a prominent part of our cultural conversation, it’s disappointing that The Craft: Legacy doesn’t weave a more satisfying spell.
What is the problem with this Rebecca? It is stunning to look at and well-crafted, but I sometimes felt as though the actors were striving for a tone more suitable to a film other than the one they were in.
Lovecraft Country is quite a thrill ride at times, its heady balance of realism and fantasy spiced up with an intoxicating dose of science fiction and time travel.
Ratched is lurid, violent, sexually explicit, outrageous, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Ken Kesey’s novel or Milos Forman’s award-winning film adaptation.
This may be the year’s best ensemble cast, and that goes a long way towards making this multi-layered melodrama accessible and compelling.
You may not know what you’re feeling or what to think about what you’ve seen afterward. This is a rare experience in cinema to be savored, or at the very least highly valued.
Unhinged is one of the most violent films I’ve seen in recent memory where there is no excessive gun play. But who needs bullets when you are driving a two ton projectile powered by an endless, roiling fount of rage?