Movies

What 'Felix and Meira' Gets Right About Leaving Hasidic Life
April 20, 2015

Feliz and Meira, a new movie about a love affair in the cloistered world of Hasidic Jews, shows how hard it is to choose freedom.

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

Even Helen Mirren loves this franchise.

Sex Before the Internet Was Scary Enough to Be a Horror Film
March 27, 2015

New flick It Follows strips teens of technology so it can kill them with sex.

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.

This Scruffy Animated Short About a Blue-Collar Pig Should Win the Oscar
February 20, 2015

You could have made every Best Picture winner of the past six years for the cost of any one of the Best Animated Feature winners in that time.

This Oscar-Nominated Biopic Is An Act of Anachronistic Class Warfare
February 17, 2015

Mike Leigh's movie confuses art with politics.

'50 Shades of Grey' Is More Like an Episode of 'The Bachelor' Than It Is Like Porn
February 12, 2015

Christian Grey knows exactly how to seduce Anastasia, even as she says nothing.

Oscar-Nominated 'Timbuktu' Shows the Terrors of Life Under Islamist Extremism
February 09, 2015

For the characters of "Timbuktu," religious extremism isn't a news segment, but everyday life.

The Oscar-Nominated Film Hollywood Loves, But the Russian Government Hates
February 08, 2015

Oscar-nominated 'Leviathan' shows the Russian state from the perspective of those trapped inside it.

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