film review

Decades after “Jaws,” filmmakers have yet to create a shark film that comes close to Steven Spielberg’s brilliant classic. It’s certainly not for a lack of trying —  countless shark films have been produced since then, from the decent “The ...

At a time when the one percent owns an alarmingly disproportionate amount of wealth, images of upper-class grandeur saturate our culture and portray excess as something to aspire to, symbols of the all-too-abstract notion of “making it.” In her new ...

European cinema has often thrived within an acclaimed tradition of social realist films that portray the struggles of everyday life and criticise the political conditions that spawned them. French filmmaker Xavier Legrand’s “Custody” is that sort of motion picture, but ...

Tom Cruise is a living relic of Hollywood’s shimmering golden days that refuses to go gently with the industry’s dying of the light. His roles as producer and star of the “Mission: Impossible” series has anchored him to one of ...

There’s nothing that brings people together quite like food. It can remind one of long lost memories or bridge cultural gaps while providing nourishment and pleasure. And there’s nothing so political, completely informed by the lives of those cooking it ...

“I hope you’re not looking to be saved, because you’re going about it the wrong way!” Spewed by a town drunkard in David and Nathan Zellner’s new film “Damsel,” this warning could not have been more prescient. “Damsel” demolishes the ...

Dinosaurs have captivated children since their remains were first discovered, and the latest installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is childhood imagination on full display: volcanoes gushing molten lava, men driving armored vehicles and, of course, ...

After the delayed sequel “Finding Dory” debuted to roaring success, Pixar has capitalized on the nostalgia factor once again to smash box office records last week, with the biggest and well-deserved opening weekend of any animated film in history. In ...

Following the critical and commercial successes of “Game Night” and “Blockers” earlier this year, mainstream studio comedies have enjoyed a minor renaissance in American filmmaking. “Tag” continues this trend with a gleefully anarchic spin on the underappreciated art of physical ...