The Privileged Few

‘The Holdovers’ shows that privilege is real but that the divisions it creates are not insurmountable.

The Balance of Tragedy and History in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Martin Scorsese’s latest is a model of nuanced adaptation that reckons honestly with America’s past.

How ‘The Exorcist’ Took the Sacred Seriously

A look back at William Friedkin’s 1973 film.

The End of the Writers’ Strike, Explained

What a new agreement means for Hollywood and AI.

How ‘The Sting’ Still Pulls Off Its Big Con

Fifty years after its release, the classic caper film showcases the best of Old and New Hollywood alike.

To Understand ‘Oppenheimer,’ Look Back at Prometheus

Christopher Nolan’s film, like the Greek myth, refuses to simply glorify its protagonist.

Myopic ‘Barbie’

Greta Gerwig’s film culminates in a narrow vision of womanhood.

Duty and Belief

A look back at ‘Saving Private Ryan’ on the 25th anniversary of its release.

Aliens and Episcopalians

Wes Anderson’s latest film tackles questions of faith and meaning.

We’ll Always Have Turner Classic Movies … or Will We?

Why attacks on the classic film channel amount to more than a hill of beans.

The Heartbreak of An Immigrant

The new movie ‘Past Lives’ delivers a refreshing immigration story.

The Rise and Fall of Your First Smartphone

A review of ‘BlackBerry.’

Screaming for Mercy

'Scream VI' can be exhilarating, but it’s ultimately a waste of potential.