banks repeta (left) and anthony hopkins (right) in armageddon time

‘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

emmett till (left) and mamie till-mobley (right) in till

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

emmett lewis in descendant

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

carey mulligan as megan twohey (left) and zoe kazan as jodi kantor (right) in she said

‘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

frankie corio (left) and paul mescal (right) in aftersun

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

cate blanchett in tar

‘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

animated man with left hand behind his head

‘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

ruth negga (left) and tessa thompson (right) in passing

Netflix’s ‘Passing’ is a thoughtful exploration of race and identity

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga shine.

On Nov 10, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

bill murray and jeffrey wright in the french dispatch

‘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

man riding a bicycle in red rocket

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

timothee chalamet in dune

‘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

woman running in the middle of a street

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

denzel washington and frances mcdormand in the tragedy of macbeth

‘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

the human voice review

‘The Human Voice’ is a cathartic exploration of a relationship’s end

A great pairing of actor and director.

On Mar 12, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

small axe review

‘Small Axe’ is a rich, detailed look into recent British history

Steve McQueen's film anthology is astounding.

On Nov 20, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski