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David Edelstein

October 15, 2012 | The Movie Review
Hollywood Saves

Ben Affleck mashes up political thrills with movie-business satire in Argo.

March 5, 2012 | The Movie Review
If Ingmar Bergman Were Funny

Friends With Kids is the best breeder movie in years.

April 23, 2012 | The Movie Review
The Losing Kind

Important dogs and boyfriends go missing in Goodbye First Love and Darling Companion.

February 6, 2012 | The Movie Review
A Month of Bummers

In this chilly gray season, four new films that don’t do uplift.

March 5, 2012 | The Movie Review
The Patchouli Premise

Wanderlust takes a weary idea (city slickers move to a commune) and somehow gets new laughs.

January 9, 2012 | The Movie Review
Iranian Devolution

In the downcast, amazing world of A Separation, every single character comes up short in life.

December 5, 2011 | The Movie Review
A Dangerous Man

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

December 19, 2011 | The Movie Review

Tinker, Tailor is no relic.

May 24, 2012 | The Movie Review
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 | The Movie Review
Losing the Peace

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

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