film-reviews

‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’ Pours One Out for a Beloved Dive Bar

This innovative new film brilliantly blurs the line between fiction and documentary to show how strangers find community in getting smashed

Walter Mercado Was a Trailblazer Who Never Let Us See Behind the Mask

The gender-nonconforming Latinx astrologer decided at an early age to be his own fabulous creation. Netflix’s new documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ honors this beloved figure — but stays, disappointingly, on the surface

In the Time-Loop Comedy ‘Palm Springs,’ the Characters Are Trapped With Themselves — Just Like the Rest of Us

Pandemic or no pandemic, this winning Andy Samberg film plays with its ‘Groundhog Day’ premise to explore how to hold onto your relationships (and your sanity) when time has no meaning

‘The Old Guard’ Wages a Heroic Battle to Rethink the Superhero Movie

This Netflix action film, starring Charlize Theron, is least interesting when it’s playing along with genre conventions. But when it focuses on its flawed, vibrantly alive characters, it’s electric.