Widows shows that entertaining films can also convey meaning and nuance.
First Man is a tense and thrilling portrayal of Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon.
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are fantastic, but it is Michael Mann’s direction that makes this such a memorable film.
This lyrical film about an embattled folk singer is another Coen Brothers’ masterpiece.
Not even this many superheros can support the weight of a film that includes them all.
A frightening film, yes, but with a family story at its heart.
This is a fun, action-filled ride with intriguing characters.
An impeccably-shot film that considers our perceptions of reality and faith.
A mind-bending journey that deals with themes of depression and renewal.
Director Ryan Coogler subverts the superhero genre in smart ways that all viewers should be able to appreciate.
A beautiful mixture of a film, with much to say about acceptance and love.
This timeless Charlie Chaplin comedy is worth all the hype and then some.
A surreal film with striking imagery and powerful dialogue that make for an incredibly-moving emotional experience.
This movie is famous for its ending, but it's the entire film that wowed me.
This film showcases the difficulty in breaking free from the cycle of poverty and it tells its story through the eyes of a child.
A touching family drama that is smartly-written, well-acted and offers powerful themes of inclusion and love.
This film's considerable across-the-board talent keep it afloat despite an often on-the-nose script.
Powerhouse performances from Allison Janney and Margot Robbie combine with a nuanced script in this film about America's reality TV culture.
A mysterious, haunting story about control that is supported by fine acting and an amazing score.
This documentary short from The New York Times takes us through the spectrum of how fear impacts our decisions.
Jessica Chastain is a perfect match for Aaron Sorkin's razor-sharp dialogue in this incredible real life tale.
A monumental performance from Gary Oldman carries this biopic that lauds the power of words in Winston Churchill's story.
The music and dancing will wow you even if the story doesn't hit every note.
A Quiet Passion features a fantastic performance from Cynthia Nixon as the poet Emily Dickinson.
The Last Jedi is a beautiful film that wrestles with the past in a way that moves the Star Wars saga forward.
A contemplative journey through time that rewards patience from the viewer.
Wonder Woman does more than most superhero films thanks to the powerful collaboration of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot.
A well-written, well-acted romantic comedy with unique perspective and ambition.
A multi-layered drama with great ambition but not quite enough execution.
Saoirse Ronan and director Greta Gerwig shine in this well-crafted story of teenage identity.