Future so bright...

Only Lovers Left Alive

Drama Rated R

"If Swinton and Hiddleston have a shared gift, it’s the ability to inhabit theatricality naturally."
The skin she lives in

Under the Skin

Drama Rated R

"...longs for a world where what we look like - whether we’re beautiful or ugly - no longer dominates who we are."
Coming of rage


Drama Rated R

"...has a real feel, at once dreamy and doomed, that’s hard to shake."
The odd couple

Ernest & Celestine

Family Rated PG

"...has a refreshing lightness that’s rare in animation these days."
Lowering the doom


Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

"...at once too big for the intricate ideas it wants to explore and too small for the saga it’s taken on."

Nymphomaniac: Vol. 2

Drama Rated NR

“Most off-putting is the puritanical streak that eventually comes to dominate the film.”

Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1

Drama Rated NR

“…a complicated and compelling film that’s uncomfortable in necessary ways.”

Muppets Most Wanted

Family Rated PG

“…as if they took the adage that the ‘sequel is never quite as good’ as permission, rather than a challenge.”


Thriller Rated R

“…takes a simple, familiar premise and overloads it with atmospheric and existential import.”

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Comedy Rated R

“A comedy about the tragedy of nostalgia…”

The Wind Rises

Drama Rated PG-13

“…laments World War II as a waste of Jiro’s gifts, of talent corrupted.”

The Lego Movie

Family Rated PG

“…a kids’ comedy about social engineering.”


Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“If you were worried about this reboot lacking the wit of the original, those fears are allayed as soon as the MGM lion opens its mouth.”

The Monuments Men

Drama Rated PG-13

“A tinderbox of movie charisma, yet even tinder needs to be lit.”

Lone Survivor

Action/Adventure Rated R

“Such ritualistic fawning makes for a thin cinematic experience, irrespective of how you feel about the military.”