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This blistering new documentary manages to offer a fairly balanced portrait of a man who, at the end of his life, was widely demonized.
This is one of the year’s most heartwarming films; not sentimental, but projecting a profound sense of resilient joy at its heart.
The Other Side of the Wind may inspire brooding melancholy in some, but it’s also pretty damned fine.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs demonstrates the Coens’ consummate skill for reinventing classic genre tropes, dovetailing deep affection with inspired re-interpretation.
William Goldman was known as a consummate Hollywood insider, who nevertheless maintained a reputation as a literary-minded purveyor of exceptional cinema.
Maniac is mind-bending entertainment that's also an invitation to muse on infinite possibilities.
A handpicked list of cinematic horror gems for you to watch over the next 26 days.
Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker has come up with a brilliant showcase for Helena Howard, whose performance is electrifying.
The film is full of salacious details from Hollywood’s heyday, but it is also a tender look at an elderly man whose current existence would be seen by many as difficult.
Dark is not a German version of Stranger Things; its historical vision is distinctive.
Nico, 1988 lays bare the ravaged body and brooding soul of a woman who may yet be remembered as among the most iconic musicians of the twentieth century.
The most compelling reason to tune in to this series is the jaw-droppingly great cast, led by Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.
A prescient work that introduces themes and imagery (particularly youth, nostalgia and urban angst) that have become central to Olivier Assayas’ oeuvre.
Viewers who have endured abusive domestic family situations may find their throats swelling, their hearts thudding, and their hands shaking.
Fleabag is a clever, frenetic and coolly smart series, balancing humor with an increasingly dark intensity.
Director Debra Granik’s focus on young women whose lives have been steeped in nature and hardship, forced to lead their families forward despite scant resources, posits a refreshing femini…
Hereditary has top notch acting, a gorgeous look, and some genuinely terrifying moments that linger.
Some may think that the western-genre-turned-arthouse-gimmick has been played out, but Damsel's fresh energy and pioneering spirit offers redemption.
Nancy is mystifying, but in this case the inexplicable has its fascinations.
Summer 1993 is provocative, both for the raw depth of the emotions it evokes and the directness of its storytelling.
In contrast to the contrived food shows of today, Anthony Bourdain brought class and vigor as well as creativity to his fascinating stories of food and travel.
Writer-director Michael Pearce’s debut feature is self-assured and finely-wrought. Beast written and directed by Michael Pearce. Screening at Kendall Square Cinema, Coolidge Corner The…
There is real suspense and pathos in this political drama, beneath the standard cinematography and pacing.
For me, the experience of watching Roseanne is annoying and unpleasant.
In You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay’s themes of alienation, violence, guilt and redemption are once again present, albeit in a more frenetic form than before.
If you’ve seen The Wicker Man and/or Hot Fuzz, you may recognize and appreciate the tone of these folk horror underpinnings. By Peg Aloi Horror is enormously popular in film and television…
Despite some storytelling flaws, Unsane is ultimately suspenseful, terrifying, and rather haunting.
Watching this film, one is struck at how it is essentially a collection of moments that, taken together, create a satisfying portrait of a life.
We’re not in European art film territory here.
Just about every aspect of Loveless is executed perfectly.
Mostly, indie horror seems constrained, not by lack of funds, but by lackluster creativity and a sort of sloppy artlessness.