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David Edelstein

June 17, 2013 | The Movie Review
Up From Behind

Backup singers get their due in Twenty Feet From Stardom.

June 3, 2013 | The Movie Review
Seek Not to Alter Me

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing takes the Bard at his word.

May 27, 2013 | The Movie Review
Why the Whistle Blows

We Steal Secrets explains how Julian Assanges are made.

May 20, 2013 | The Movie Review
Star Trek II: Part II

Into Darkness is an homage to The Wrath of Khan—and a deep draft of Klingon ale.

May 6, 2013 | Feature
Father, Figured

Sarah Polley climbs her own family tree in the meta-doc Stories We Tell.

April 29, 2013 | The Movie Review
Beast of the Southern Wild

A tree-dwelling Matthew McConaughey steals the show in Mud.

April 15, 2013 | The Movie Review
Oh, God!

Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder hunts for big ideas, but doesn’t turn up much.

April 8, 2013 | The Movie Review
Brain-Eating Worm Victims in Love

Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color is totally baffling. See it anyway.

April 1, 2013 | The Movie Review
Lost in the Woods

Ryan Gosling can’t save the overreaching The Place Beyond the Pines.

March 25, 2013 | The Movie Review

Tina Fey's Admission is disappointingly by-the-numbers.