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David Edelstein

August 10, 2009 | The Movie Review

At least the Julia Child portions of Julie & Julia are scrumptious. Plus: Miyazaki’s poetic Ponyo.

October 13, 2008 | The Movie Review
Demme’s Dazzler

The director’s Rachel Getting Married spins gold out of the very bleak. Plus, Body of Lies launches a new star.

May 10, 2010 | The Movie Review
Battle of the Rehabbed Stars

Iron Man 2 pits Robert Downey Jr. against Mickey Rourke, with crazy-good results.

May 24, 2010 | The Movie Review
Come Back, Errol Flynn

Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood steals from a rich legacy while ripping off poor moviegoers.

November 23, 2009 | The Movie Review
The Feel-Bad Movie of the Year

You thought you were depressed—and then you saw The Road.

March 8, 2010 | The Movie Review
Welcome to the Fun House

Tim Burton’s Alice isn’t quite Lewis Carroll’s, but it has it’s own delightfully garish soul.

February 22, 2010 | The Movie Review
Intimate Malice

The mind games of chilling prison drama A Prophet and Shutter Island.

July 28, 2008 | The Movie Review
Folie à Deux

A heist picture about one of the greatest stunts in New York history.

January 18, 2010 | The Movie Review
No Happiness Please, We’re British

Fish Tank’s working-class lass never turns into a plucky cliché. Plus: Michael Cera, sex machine?

June 28, 2010 | The Movie Review
Sweet Escape

Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is a blockbuster with heart, as splendid as the previous two, and tinged with the same ache of nostalgia that drives summer memories.

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