film-reviews

‘Bombshell’ and the Downside of the ‘Timely’ Movie

Among all the other things that are remarkable about All the President’s Men, what’s especially impressive is how closely it was made to the actual…

In ‘Uncut Gems,’ Adam Sandler Is a Portrait of a Man on Fire

Generally speaking, movies don’t disturb me. Like a lot of other critics, I use “disturbing” plenty of times when describing films — about depictions of…

How ‘Queen & Slim’ Subverts Hollywood’s Lovers-on-the-Lam Fixation

At the movies, people in love often have to go on the run. Usually, it’s because they’re outlaws, trying to stay a step ahead of…

In Rian Johnson’s Movies, Family Is a Four-Letter Word

It’s natural that Rian Johnson is going to be asked questions about how closely his own family resembles the rotten Thrombeys of Knives Out, his…