Perfect performances support an underachieving recreation.
A pile of discarded Halloween costumes dolled up by millions but still boring to watch.
Tarantino uses a short film-style to forgive history. He reinvents the best in both (and some of the worst).
Chaotic elements curdle in Altman’s serious silly world. There are worse films but few larger failures.
The figure is troubled; the movie is precise. It’s a tribute to patter more than to a man.
No shortage of mechanical beauty and a heart full of intent. This doesn’t stop it from being loud.
A well-meaning take on worse movies. It’s pretty but it’s not brave.
The 22-film climax delivers on fireworks but passes up its themes. Here’s my full analysis.
A queazy exploration of love that doubles as genre comfort. Don’t expect more.
A new direction doesn’t kill the magic. The complete lack of creative energy does.
This decade saw new studios created and old ones bought. Here’s my pick for the 100 Best Movies of the 2010s.
A gorgeous technological obsession matched to a sparse story. Exactly what meets the eye.
Refn is suffering from a sex and violence delusion. After this, you might be too.
Abrams returns to Star Wars to make the most pandering, convoluted, and purposeless entry in the entire saga.
With The Rise of Skywalker coming out, I wrote my final evaluation, for good and bad, of one of the most debated movies ever.
As small as horror gets. Images survive a plot that fails them.
I’m not buying what this trailer is selling. Here’s why.
What a dark horse! Has any movie been more hated for being fine?
A family drama and a space movie, with little enough ambition to fail them both.
Stylish and scary. Zombie horror with a modern twist.
An epic of intimate proportions. The most personal film of its decade.
As much a study in the intensity of its filmmaker as a story. This movie bares all.
A director matched to a star matched to a subject. None of them want you to accept them, and that’s why you can’t help it.
Undermined by a reliance on jump scares over drama. Not worth the wait.
The sequels changed this movie. Its ego now shows through its history, though its action still satisfies.
A concerted first indie horror effort whose spirit falls short of its intentions. The look outshines the script.
Hitchcock unravels his idea of women. Perhaps the most important romance ever made.
A muscle-man playdate. Ultimate high fantasy cheese.
Revisiting childhood after it’s over can make it more complicated than it should be. Pixar fumbled another one.
A series sendoff turns into an anthem to whining. This was not the way it should have ended.