David Thomson

An 'Iranian Vampire Movie' Is One of the Best Films of the Year
And much more than that label implies
November 19, 2014

And much more than that label implies. 

'Interstellar' Is a Three-Hour Entertainment Disaster
Christopher Nolan can do better than this lazy nonsense
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. 

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.