David Thomson

'Still Alice' Isn't the Year's Best Film But It May Be the Most Important
December 03, 2014

A startling, moving film about Alzheimers. 

One of the 20th Century's Most Powerful Films Is Being Forgotten
November 29, 2014

It's one of my top 10 movies of all time.

An 'Iranian Vampire Movie' Is One of the Best Films of the Year
November 19, 2014

And much more than that label implies. 

'Interstellar' Is a Three-Hour Entertainment Disaster
November 06, 2014

A misstep for Matthew McConaughey.

See 'Low Down': John Hawkes Is Our Least Appreciated Master Actor
October 22, 2014

His performance is quiet and subtle—and will blow you away.

You Can't Teach Genius, No Matter What 'Whiplash' Thinks
October 07, 2014

A genius doesn't need to be told to practice, practice, practice. 

In 'Gone Girl,' David Fincher Embraces his Nasty Misanthropy
October 02, 2014

You know a film is Fincher from its remorseless, depressive view of humanity.

The Timeless Charm of Lauren Bacall
September 19, 2014

A feminist before there was feminism.

Maggie Smith Isn't Always Wonderful
August 24, 2014

Lately, she's been resting on her laurels.