Elaine Teng

A Coming-of-Age Film That Never Shows the Hero Come of Age
June 12, 2015

Even Jon Snow can't save "Testament of Youth."

The Time Anna Kendrick Said I Smelled Like an Old Cinnamon Cupcake
May 14, 2015

"The meanest, to me, was Beca. She was pretty rough and tough."

Ed Miliband Is So Weird, He Just Might Win Britain's Election
May 06, 2015

The conservative press and teenage "Milifans" are at war over the Labour leader's image.

'Far from the Madding Crowd' Tries Too Hard to Make Its Victorian Heroine a 21st-Century Feminist
April 30, 2015

By trying to make its protagonist a modern feminist, Far from the Madding Crowd loses sight of its story.

A New Boston Marathon Documentary Tries—And Fails—to Scare Us About The Internet
April 09, 2015

It's baggy and unfocused throughout, unsure of the conflict it sets out to explore.

Even Film Snobs Will Love 'Furious 7'
April 02, 2015

Even Helen Mirren loves this franchise.

If You Want to Age Gracefully in the Movies, You'd Better Be British
March 11, 2015

Why British actors like Maggie Smith and Judi Dench never get old.

China's Version of "An Inconvenient Truth" Went Viral. Now the Government Is Cracking Down.
March 02, 2015

The documentary criticizes the country's air pollution.

Kazuo Ishiguro Has Written His Riskiest Novel Yet
February 23, 2015

Ishiguro's first novel in ten years is a strange amalgam of themes that have haunted much of his career. 

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