"I was reading Austen and Brontë and no one ever measured up to that," says Anastasia Steele of her romantic history near the beginning of "Fifty Shades Darker."
Even if you devote your own life to comforting others, is it ever possible to atone for a mortal sin that may have wrecked someone else's? What if you don't remember, or have forced yourself to…
This powerfully disturbing drama about a high schooler raped by her math teacher loses its way as the narrative feels increasingly forced.
China's biggest literary celebrity Han Han's crowd-pleasing sophomore feature reworks "Back to the Future" to reflect wistfully on his country's rapid changes.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots, and those burning days don't feel nearly so long ago in "Gook," an uneven but compellingly immediate take on that moment in history from a…
Everybody's sick with something in "A Cure for Wellness," be it vanity or avarice or envy, though it's clear that whatever regimen the mysterious Dr. Volmer has devised isn't helping one bit with…
Caroline Leone's film never pushes but gives much, focusing on the lead's initial depression and then, slowly and sensitively, an opening into a new life.
Generosity of spirit is the hallmark of Marcelo Caetano's debut, featuring a protagonist cycling through a healthy uncertainty about his future.
One foolproof way to make an audience cry is to tell the story of a dog who dies. (Sure, it's manipulative, but I'm not sure I'd want to be friends with someone who sat dry-eyed through “Marley & Me.”…
The little insight on offer in this campy disquisition on the expropriation of Jayne Mansfield's image is undercut by ultra-silly interpretive dance interludes.
A striking experimental feature designed as an artful meditation on the mutability of historical memory and the inevitability of decay.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History