David Thomson

Maggie Smith Isn't Always Wonderful
August 24, 2014

Lately, she's been resting on her laurels. 

Philip Seymour Hoffman Is Haunting in His Last Major Role
'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent
July 28, 2014

'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent.

Woody Allen's Worst Film Yet
The charming 'Blue Jasmine' seems very much in the past
July 22, 2014

After Blue Jasmine, his latest is a major disappointment. 

What Brought Us to the Planet of the Apes?
The long and messy history of hominids in film
July 10, 2014

Darwinism? Race relations? Sex?

A Tribute to Alfredo Di Stefano, An All-Time Soccer Great
He never played in a World Cup, but every player there now should salute him.
July 08, 2014

He never played in a World Cup, but every player there now should salute him.

50 Years Later, 'A Hard Day's Night' Is Re-Released
The film captures the charismatic insolence of the young Beatles
July 02, 2014

The film captures the charismatic insolence of the young Beatles.

Notes on Penalty Kicks and Other Neuroses
I deplore the penalty shootout
June 30, 2014

I deplore the penalty shootout.

One of The Best Films About World War I Deserves to Make a Comeback
Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts
June 27, 2014

Jean Renoir beautifully illuminates the Great War's conflicts.

'Snowpiercer' is a Post-Apocalyptic Action Movie That's Actually Fun
Life has become extinct, save for an impassioned locomotive
June 24, 2014

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho plus Tilda Swinton equals magic. 

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