David Thomson

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. 

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.

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