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FX's Hillbilly Noir Justified Was the Forgotten Prestige TV Show FX's Hillbilly Noir Justified Was the Forgotten Prestige TV Show
, April 16, 2015
No show wears its love for language and land more proudly than FX's Justified, which ended its six-year run on April 14. Based on a novella by... More>>
Online Thriller Unfriended Is the Rare Good Film About the Internet Online Thriller Unfriended Is the Rare Good Film About the Internet
, April 16, 2015
The trolling is coming from inside the house! Mere emojis can't capture the plugged-in joys of the first hour or so of haunted-Internet teen... More>>
True-ish Desert Dancer Pits Young Artists Against Iran True-ish Desert Dancer Pits Young Artists Against Iran
, April 09, 2015
There's not quite as much desert and dancing as you might expect in Desert Dancer, an earnest and occasionally hokey drama about kids wanting to... More>>
True Story Aims to Expose Journalistic Malpractice but Mostly Exposes James Franco True Story Aims to Expose Journalistic Malpractice but Mostly Exposes James Franco
, April 09, 2015
The sequence that opens True Story tells you plenty about what you're in for: A rumpled teddy bear drifts down from our vantage point like a... More>>
Game of Thrones Season 5 Preview: Women Warriors Take Over Westeros Game of Thrones Season 5 Preview: Women Warriors Take Over Westeros
, April 09, 2015
It may be hard to remember now, but there once was a time when Daenerys was the most exciting character on Game of Thrones. Played by Emilia... More>>
Disney's Monkey Kingdom Is Wonderful and Full of Lies Disney's Monkey Kingdom Is Wonderful and Full of Lies
, April 09, 2015
Truth in film takes another jolly beating in Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom, a documentary-like nature flick with the last-century chutzpah to... More>>
Effie Gray Vaguely Damns Ruskin as a Prude Effie Gray Vaguely Damns Ruskin as a Prude
, April 02, 2015
In 1848, Euphemia Gray, a bright and pretty young girl from a family of modest means, left her home in Scotland to marry her era's equivalent of... More>>
Noah Baumbach's While We're Young Is a Sharp, Fearless, and Annoyed Comedy About Getting Older Noah Baumbach's While We're Young Is a Sharp, Fearless, and Annoyed Comedy About Getting Older
, April 02, 2015
When you're young, to be old — even just the 44 kind of old — is unimaginable. Yet no one who has ever turned 44, or 54 or 74, can... More>>
Mad Men: What's Left After Achieving Everything? Mad Men: What's Left After Achieving Everything?
, April 02, 2015
Mad Men has always been, among many other things, about the exit of the old guard and the entrance of the new — and the acceleration of... More>>
Marvel's Daredevil, on Netflix, Plods Promisingly Toward Comic Book Glory Marvel's Daredevil, on Netflix, Plods Promisingly Toward Comic Book Glory
, April 02, 2015
The screen version of any long-running comic-book superhero inevitably feels thin compared to the richly detailed idea of that hero in the minds... More>>
In 5 to 7, a Prim Writer Comes of Age, Paris-Style In 5 to 7, a Prim Writer Comes of Age, Paris-Style
, April 02, 2015
Victor Levin's 5 to 7 is a romantic drama about a young writer in Manhattan that could be a superhero flick if its leading man wore tights. It's... More>>
The Amazing Randi Debunks Again in Sprightly New Doc The Amazing Randi Debunks Again in Sprightly New Doc
, April 02, 2015
"The public really doesn't listen when they're being told straightforward facts," says the Amazing Randi. The magician, escape artist, and tiny... More>>
Wenders' Salt of the Earth Captures the Potent Brilliance of Sebastiao Salgado's Photographs Wenders' Salt of the Earth Captures the Potent Brilliance of Sebastiao Salgado's Photographs
, April 02, 2015
Even if you think you don't know the photographs of Sebastião Salgado, you've probably seen them. In one of his most famous pictures,... More>>
Nicholas Sparks' Bull-Riding Romance Is Total BS -- and Totally Great Nicholas Sparks' Bull-Riding Romance Is Total BS -- and Totally Great
, April 02, 2015
The Longest Ride is Nicholas Sparks' most ambitious novel. Instead of one couple, there's two — and he's even stretched out of his... More>>
Can Generation X Grow Up Already? Can Generation X Grow Up Already?
Noah Baumbach ages up to 40-something angst in While We’re Young
, March 26, 2015
Noah Baumbach has always had a dash of hypochondria, but in the past few years, his doctor’s visits have changed. “If you're a... More>>
Two Generations, One Actress: Sutton Foster on Her Empowering Role in Younger Two Generations, One Actress: Sutton Foster on Her Empowering Role in Younger
, March 26, 2015
Doing everything right in one generation just makes you old-fashioned, even obsolete, in the next. That’s the harsh reality that confronts... More>>
Vin Diesel and Co. are Faster, Furiouser — and They’ll Make You Cry Vin Diesel and Co. are Faster, Furiouser — and They’ll Make You Cry
, March 26, 2015
You may, like me, have seen all the Fast and Furious movies, and you may, like me, have enjoyed most or many of them. You may also, like me, have... More>>
Insurgent Might Be a Synonym for 'Brain-Dead' Insurgent Might Be a Synonym for 'Brain-Dead'
, March 19, 2015
We're two films in to the kiddie-dystopia Divergent franchise, and it's still unclear if the sequel’s director, three screenwriters, eight... More>>
The Riot Club Tries Too Hard to Make Us Hate the Rich The Riot Club Tries Too Hard to Make Us Hate the Rich
, March 19, 2015
Clueless rich guy Tom Perkins rightly became the laughingstock of the internet last year after comparing America’s “war on... More>>
The Penn Is Mightier, But The Gunman Is Strained The Penn Is Mightier, But The Gunman Is Strained
, March 19, 2015
In the action thriller The Gunman, Sean Penn, at age 54, looks neither old nor young. He's been in training to look this age for a long time.... More>>
Kevin Hart's Nerdiness Rescues Get Hard From Its Uncomfortable Homophobia Kevin Hart's Nerdiness Rescues Get Hard From Its Uncomfortable Homophobia
, March 19, 2015
Get Hard, Etan Cohen's comedy about a white stockbroker who hires a black man to prepare him for a 10-year stretch in San Quentin, is like a... More>>
Merchants of Doubt Reveals a Country Eager to Be Fooled Merchants of Doubt Reveals a Country Eager to Be Fooled
, March 19, 2015
The Amazing Randi insists that the public wants to be fooled, that it's easier and more comforting for us not to see unromantic truths —... More>>
Seymour: An Introduction Brings a Talent Back to Light Seymour: An Introduction Brings a Talent Back to Light
, March 19, 2015
If you've ever played music or even just attempted to coax a pleasing sound from a keyboard or a guitar string, you may have some sense of the... More>>
In Geezer Shoot-'em-Up Run All Night, Liam Neeson Gets Us Hooked on His Misery In Geezer Shoot-'em-Up Run All Night, Liam Neeson Gets Us Hooked on His Misery
, March 12, 2015
Jaume Collet-Serra's Run All Night, a shoot-'em-up about an out-to-pasture hit man desperate to keep his boss and best friend from whacking his... More>>
Bravura Anthology Wild Tales Lays Bare Everyone's Awfulness Bravura Anthology Wild Tales Lays Bare Everyone's Awfulness
, March 12, 2015
There are two kinds of humanist movie. One kind shows human beings struggling against the most unspeakable horrors, sorrows, or injustices and... More>>
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