All Reviews

The Red Turtle

A spare, wordless animated feature about a man trapped on an island by a mysterious giant red turtle.

I Am Not Your Negro

This is one of the most important films on race ever made.

The King of Comedy

The illnesses of idolatry and obsessive fixation have never been stripped down and shown so skillfully on film.

Manchester By the Sea

Sad movies have a place in our lives. And it would be a pity to skip one of the best films of 2016.

Charlie Day and Ice Cube play a pair of squabbling teachers settling their beef the hard way in "Fist Fight," a 2017 Warner Brothers comedy.

Fist Fight

Charlie Day's irritated-chipmunk reveries were bound to one day meet a movie so irredeemably terrible they couldn't possibly prop it up. Well, here it is.
Winfried (Peter Simonischek) poses as his goofball alter ego Toni Erdmann in "Toni Erdmann," a 2016 Sony Pictures Classics release.

Toni Erdmann

This German marvel earns its epic seriocomic sprawl by celebrating meaning in moments that may not, on their face, seem to matter all that much.

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Entertaining and enlightening, "Bingo Long" shines a light on forgotten bits of histories of cinema, baseball and Indianapolis.
An alien craft hovers above the water in "Arrival," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Denis Villeneuve.


A fine science fiction drama, more contemplative and imaginative than we usually see. But a Best Picture Oscar nominee?