Thoughts on the 2015 Oscars ceremony.
A relationship musical where you're rooting for the characters to break up.
Boyhood or Birdman? Birdman or Boyhood? It's Time To Pick Sides
It's like the '80s all over again!
A street smart young man gets a chance to be James Bond in this cartoonish thriller.
Over-stuffed sci-fi is like three films crammed into one.
J-Lo's latest is so bad it's good. Really.
How many ways can two families screw up a custody battle?
Bradley Cooper is the best thing in Clint Eastwood's overly simplified war film.
A few thoughts (and grumbles) on today’s Oscar nominations.
A style editor, an awards maven, and Ron rate the Golden Globes dresses.
Paul Thomas Anderson just misses the mark in this shaggy stoner noir.
By humanizing Martin Luther King Jr., Ava DuVernay's wonderful film only serves to amplify his greatness.
Benedict Cumberbatch shines as the strange genius who broke the Nazi code.
Tim Burton shares the incredible true story behind those inexplicably popular paintings of moon-eyed children.
Angelina Jolie's film about a real-life American war hero is too earnest for its own good.
Finally, an Annie for everyone.
Steve Carell and company lay it on a little too thick in this tragic tale of a wrestler and his billionaire benefactor.
Here are my 22 favorite films of 2014.
Chris Rock almost directs the film we've all been waiting for.
One woman's arduous journey of self discovery.
Why are some films considered Oscar contenders while others aren't?
You'll never look at a children's book the same way.
Biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking focuses on the extraordinary strength and loyalty of his wife.
First half of the finale is a giant bummer, but still manages to entertain.
Savor this juicy and satisfying romance set in the music industry.
Unflinching Swedish dark comedy about a dysfunctional marriage is as gorgeous as it is pessimistic.
Christopher Nolan's overlong space epic is filled with impenetrable space jargon, but has a girl hero for the ages.
A sadistic music teacher finds a willing pupil.
Exhilarating portrait of a washed up actor trying to rebuild his repuation—and life.
Max Weiss is the managing editor of Baltimore and a film and pop culture critic.
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