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Movie Reviews Archive

December 5, 2011
A Dangerous Man

Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus gets at the heart of the play and adds cinematic bloodshed.

December 19, 2011

Tinker, Tailor is no relic.

December 17, 2012
Epic Pileup

Zero Dark Thirty and The Hobbit compete for your three hours.

May 24, 2012
After-School Vampires

Wobbly sets, incomprehensible plots, a star who couldn’t learn his lines: Can any film possibly keep up with the original Dark Shadows?

February 20, 2012
Losing the Peace

Return avoids every cliché of the coming-home-from-battle genre—and finds power in silence.

November 21, 2011
Blue Hawaii

The guy who paved paradise and put up a parking lot? It’s George Clooney, in The Descendants.

October 10, 2011
K Streetwalkers

In The Ides of March, director George Clooney informs us that politics drags down even good people. This is news?

October 3, 2011
The End Is Here

Rich emotional detailing sets Take Shelter apart from the easy familiarity of apocalypto-porn.

May 2, 2011
Not Everybody Loves Raymond

A documentary about exporting an American sitcom to Russia.

October 24, 2011
Disaster Movie

Margin Call inadvertently becomes the film of this financial moment.

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