Movie

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    by - Oct 18, 2019
    The vast majority of sequels are unnecessary, but “Zombieland: Double Tap” feels particularly so, especially coming out a decade after the original. The first “Zombieland” from 2009 was a lot of fun, with its gleeful balance...
  • The Cave

    by - Oct 18, 2019
    There are few moments of calm in a movie like Feras Fayyad’s follow-up documentary to “Last Men in Aleppo,” “The Cave.” Throughout Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, a spidery web of tunnels and escape passage give evacuees...
  • TIFF 2019: The Kingmaker, Desert One, Collective

    by - Oct 18, 2019
    Unless you’re at a festival where documentaries are the focus, it’s not uncommon to see these titles pushed to the ends of must-see lists for big festivals—if they’re even listed at all. Fortunately, the Toronto International...
  • Jojo Rabbit

    by - Oct 17, 2019
    There’s something impressive about someone like Taika Waititi taking all of that Marvel money that’s just sitting in a room in his house and making a movie that he otherwise never would have been able to...
  • The Lighthouse

    by - Oct 17, 2019
    Waves crash, birds scream, and rain pounds. Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” wants to drive you a little mad. It’s not just a film about two people on the edge of sanity, it uses sound design and...
  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

    by - Oct 17, 2019
    The depressing stoner comedy sequel “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” makes “Jay and Silent Strike Back” look like “Clerks.” If that sentence reads like no-brow hieroglyphics, you are probably not the target audience for “Jay and...
  • HBO’s Watchmen is Like Nothing Else on Television

    by - Oct 16, 2019
    HBO’s “Watchmen” takes place in an alternate universe but is very clearly about our own existence in 2019 America. Just as Damon Lindelof used a catastrophic event to examine relatable issues like trauma and grief in...
  • Joker: Dark Phoenix

    by - Oct 16, 2019
    Todd Phillips’ “Joker” is a pair of bloodshot, blaring eyes screaming, crying, and cackling in your face. Right in your face. For two hours. Though less happens here, it has that nonstop intensity we find in...
  • NYFF 2019: A Year of Milestones

    by - Oct 15, 2019
    The 57th edition of the New York Film Festival, which unreeled at Lincoln Center September 27 through October 13, was an event of milestones. One came even before Opening Night, when it was announced that festival...
  • Bright Wall/Dark Room October 2019: A New Spirit for ’75! by Ethan Warren

    by - Oct 15, 2019
    We’re pleased to offer an excerpt from the October issue of the online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room. The theme for this month is “Second Acts,” focusing both on films in which characters undertake big life changes and on creators who...