‘Women Talking’ walks a delicate tightrope
Sarah Polley's film offers a nuanced look at rape culture.
On Dec 25, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Armageddon Time’s semi-autobiographical self-reflection stumbles
It's James Gray's most personal film to date.
On Nov 3, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
Spearheaded by a great Danielle Deadwyler performance, ‘Till’ takes great care with its subject matter
It avoids many of the pitfalls in similar biopics.
On Oct 28, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
Netflix’s ‘Descendant’ is a prescient unveiling of a legacy long suppressed
It's about much more than a discovered slave ship.
On Oct 24, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘She Said’ centers the reporting process in a recreation of the Harvey Weinstein investigation
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as the reporters at the center of the groundbreaking investigation.
On Oct 17, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
The best films of the New York Film Festival (so far)
There's still a few days left of NYFF, but here are some of the highlights.
On Oct 13, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘TÁR’ is an incisive character study with a gripping central performance at its heart
Cate Blanchett is exceptional.
On Oct 7, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Flee’ pushes the boundaries of animation to recount one refugee’s journey
The medium was partly a necessity.
On Dec 7, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
Netflix’s ‘Passing’ is a thoughtful exploration of race and identity
Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga shine.
On Nov 10, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
‘The French Dispatch’ is a whimsical ode to a bygone era of journalism
It's peak Wes Anderson.
On Oct 22, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
This week in streaming: ‘Red Rocket’ won the NSYNC war
Plus a review of 'There's Someone Inside Your House' and Netflix's comments on Dave Chappelle.
On Oct 13, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Dune’ is a dense and dazzling visual spectacle
Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic goes grand without dumbing it down.
On Oct 8, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
This week in streaming: Live from New York, it’s NYFF
Plus a review of 'Lamb' and a look at Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' opening credits.
On Sep 29, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ takes a minimalist approach to full effect
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand give career-best performances.
On Sep 24, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski