This love letter to smart, complicated women is anchored by Annette Bening's towering performance.
Yes, Scorsese's powerful meditation on faith is long, but it will more than reward your patience.
Is this fairy tale too dark for kids?
Male identity was explored, but it was the female performances that stood out (again!) in 2016.
Luke! Han Solo! Chewbacca!...are not in this movie. But it's fun anyway.
A musical for people who think they hate musicals.
Jessica Chastain digs into her role as a ruthless lobbyist with gusto, but the film is just plain silly.
Kenneth Lonergan's masterful film about grief is almost unbearably sad—but so worth it.
Think John Hughes with an edge in this whipsmart coming-of-age film.
In New Zealand, a boy and his crusty foster father take to the bush.
They're heeeere—but what do they want?
Barry Jenkins' film about growing up poor, black, and gay is a revelation.
Mel Gibson's WWII hero is too perfect to be believed.
In his directorial debut, Ewan McGregor takes on an ambitious project—with mostly disappointing results.
Does the world really need a film about an autistic assassin?
Powerful true story of a real-life slave revolt is an impressive debut for writer/director Nate Parker.
If you think Edward Snowden was a traitor, this one's probably not for you.
Our daffy heroine is now in her 40s...and not much else has changed.
Clint Eastwood ably steers this story of a reluctant American hero.
An awkward blend of Masterpiece Theater and Nicholas Sparks movie.
I admired this Philip Roth adaptation a bit more than I liked it.
This contemporary Western is not to be missed.
More tales of men behaving badly.
Loveable and appealingly earnest adventure is fun for the whole family.
Strange but true story of the worst opera singer in the world
In this bittersweet comedy, members of an improv troupe find themselves at a crossroads.
Uh oh, another DC Comics dud.
This minor Woody Allen diversion had the potential to be so much better.
It's Moms Gone Wild in this funnier-than-you-expect comedy.
A father happily raises his family off the grid—until the real world encroaches.
And you think YOU'VE attended bad dinner parties.
Sorry haters, these female Ghostbusters are rad.
Pixar knockoff is cute and funny enough, but has no depth.
Dory, Nemo, and Marlin are all back for another enchanting underwater adventure.
The giant is simply wonderful. But about that heroine...
Hey, had you heard that L.A. is a very superficial place?
Andy Samberg gives us The Full Bieber is this funny mockumentary.
Max Weiss is the managing editor of Baltimore and a film and pop culture critic.
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