In ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ Tom Cruise Outgrows His Iconic Character

The indestructible actor returns to the role that helped make him a superstar, only to discover that he’s now far more compelling than the test pilot he portrayed

Doctor Strange Is Ready to Take Center Stage

Long considered a second-tier Marvel character, Benedict Cumberbatch’s superhero proves he’s worthy of top billing in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

In ‘I’m Still Here,’ Joaquin Phoenix Played Himself and Almost Destroyed His Career

Nicolas Cage’s gonzo turn in ‘Massive Talent’ has nothing on the self-lacerating performance Phoenix gave in a mockumentary that’s quite candid about Hollywood ego

‘The Northman’ Is the Brutal, Slyly Subversive Viking Movie You Didn’t Know You Needed

The director of ‘The Witch’ and ‘The Lighthouse’ has delivered an historical action epic that’s visceral and thoughtful (and also a little nerdy) all at once