film review

Modern horror is often full of bland jumpscares, bloated set pieces and jump cuts that either shy away from a PG-13 rating or use an R-rating simply to attract audiences and modern action. In contrast, Julius Avery’s “Overlord” is what ...

“Boy Erased” is unlikely to leave a single dry eye in theaters. Based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 titular memoir, the film is a relevant, heartbreaking look at conversion therapy. Its narrative structure and strong lead performances paint a tragic picture ...

For decades, Queen fans have been mesmerized by Freddie Mercury’s four-octave voice. Bryan Singer’s film “Bohemian Rhapsody” tributes the legacy of Queen, one of the most influential rock bands of the 1970s and ‘80s. More specifically, it chronicles the musical ...

The most deceptive film of 2018 has arrived. At first glance, Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” seems to be a complex, spine-chilling remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 cult-classic horror film. However, it is neither of those things. “Suspiria” delivers neither the scares ...

Cinema is, by definition, spectral. When we watch old films, we are not only witnessing history; we are seeing the movements of those long dead, their ghosts captured in a strip of flammable plastic. The projected image is our medium, ...

In 2011, Melissa McCarthy hit the comedy movie scene in an unprecedented way with her breakout performance in Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids.” As the loud-mouthed, upfront sister-of-the-groom bridesmaid, McCarthy was critically lauded and earned her first Oscar nomination, an award that ...

While other films about the ‘90s might be nostalgia-fueled trips full of punk-rock, popular TV and classic video games, “Mid90s” doesn’t shy away from the characteristics of the decade that are often lost among “the good old days.” The film, ...

Danish director Gustav Moller’s new film, “The Guilty,” is the most stressful movie you’ll watch this year. It’s nearly impossible not to have a physical reaction to the anxious atmosphere it builds and the high-stakes nature of every moment. The ...

In 1978, writer-producer Debra Hill and director John Carpenter put their heads together to give horror a new name. That name was Michael Myers, the most terrifying slasher villain since “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”’s Leatherface. Grossing an adjusted $46 ...