Movie Review

Motherhood, a frequent favorite subject of Hollywood, has been the source of conflict in many a melodrama in film’s early days of glory (see the enduring popularity of stories such as “Mildred Pierce”). But filmmakers — largely male — often ...

This review does contain spoilers. You will be warned when they are coming. The promise of Skyfall was simple: After three films of rebooting and recontextualizing James Bond, the pieces were finally in place for a more traditional James Bond ...

Let me throw out a quick ode to the art of crying in the theater. There are occasional events and the anomalous semi-private room where it’s socially acceptable to cry in public. But anywhere else, a good public cry will ...

Let’s get one thing straight. No matter who your favorite director is, Steven Spielberg is probably better than they are. In saying that, I don’t mean that he always makes better movies, although he has made more stone-cold blockbuster classics ...

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) often feels like a movie whose impact on the horror genre landscape has overshadowed its actual merits on both an artistic and a thematic level. The year of its release, it was ...

From the outside, Crimson Peak is a haunted house horror film from Guillermo del Toro, a teddy bear of a man with a horror background and a penchant for fantastic monster design. Released on Oct. 16, it’s one of the ...

“Would you like to live in a world with or without pyramids?” This is the essential question in The Wind Rises (2013), filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song, asking whether you would prefer to live in a world with beautiful things ...

Released last month, “Fantastic Four,” or “Fant4Stic,” is one of the most negatively reviewed films of the year, currently holding a laughable 9% “fresh” rating on review website Rotten Tomatoes. To put it into perspective, that is a score worse ...

Given the popularity of texting and Tinder in today’s digital age, it’s more than easy to lose faith in the possibility of a traditional love story — in fact, it’s expected that we believe that love letters and courtships are a thing of the ...