‘The Assassin’ is a work of unparalleled, violent beauty

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s latest work is a martial arts movie whose precision and panache rivals Bruce Lee and Vincent Van Gogh.

Read More

“Bridge of Spies” is another admirable addition to a fantastic filmography

Steven Spielberg’s superb Cold War thriller aches with modern relevance, and is a return to form.

Read More

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ has a crisis of identity

Overwhelming self-seriousness stamps out any fun to be had in this urban fantasy flick.

Read More

‘Goodnight Mommy’ a tense, deeply creepy horror about the perils of puberty

The atmospheric Austrian film employs dark, unsettling imagery to build to a deeply disturbing climax.

Read More

Popcorn Miners – What Makes a Good Horror Film?

Popcorn Miners Nathan Frontiero and James Davis address elements of good horror movies and share contemporary and classic favorites.

Read More

The film scores that will make schoolwork easier

Stressed or pressed for time with schoolwork? These film scores may make life a little less stressful.

Read More

Amy Schumer: a positive role model

Karly Dunn explains how Amy Schumer is a positive role model for women, a contrast to celebrities such as the Kardashians who perpetuate an unrealistic body image.

Read More

‘The Intern’ is clearly unsure of itself

Despite Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway taking on lead roles, this film fails to deliver a compelling story.

Read More

‘Everest’ stays the course

The film, starring Jason Clarke, offers a story greater than the sum of its parts.

Read More

Sci-fi epic ‘The Martian’ is a return to form for Ridley Scott

The famous director’s latest work presents a remarkable example of science fiction filmmaking.

Read More

‘Grandma’ is an odyssey of time and womanhood

Writer-director Paul Weitz delivers a refreshing narrative that reclaims the impulse to laugh in the face of tragedy.

Read More

NASA proves people can still get excited about space exploration through ‘The Martian’

Johnny McCabe highlights the positive influence that the recently released film has on popular culture’s perception of the space-exploration and scientific-discovery agency.

Read More

‘Straight Outta Compton’ wraps up summer movie season

The biographical drama tracks the rise and fall of major hip-hop group N.W.A.

Read More

An all-star cast meets a mediocre script in ‘Black Mass’

The Boston-based film disappoints despite solid lead performances, specifically from Johnny Depp.

Read More

‘The Visit’ is a small step forward for M. Night Shyamalan

The director’s latest is more than just a series of cheap scares.

Read More

It’s easy to fall in love with ‘Mistress America’

Noah Baumbach’s latest film features a briskly paced narrative with wit to spare.

Read More

‘The End of the Tour’ explores the loneliness of creativity

The film takes a heartfelt look at the truth behind great artistic success.

Read More

‘Paper Towns’ is a charming take on young adult drama

Earnestness and cultural critique bolster this John Green adaptation.

Read More

‘While We’re Young’ meditates on age, experience, and authenticity

Writer/director Noah Baumbach poses thought-provoking questions about the significance of truth in life and storytelling.

Read More