Criterion brings this quintessentially vital film into present-tense greatness once again.
The film finds pitch-black humor, horror, tragedy, and violence in a series of asides and digressions.
Ben Stiller Stiller had a taste for satire, and with The Cable Guy his strides toward more serious comedy grew more ambitious.
Warner Bros.’s 4K upgrade brings theatrical-level clarity to Edwards’s bold reboot of Toho’s Godzilla franchise.
Now on 4K Ultra HD, Mad Max reminds us anew that few contemporary action films match its appetite for risk.
Criterion’s Blu-ray release of The Great Escape offers an abundance of goodies to dig into from the inside.
The film is an outrageous, hilarious, and amazingly unpretentious trip through a funhouse of sexual identities.
Isao Takahata makes survival the thematic core of the story, but he never degrades his characters or fetishizes their suffering.
Criterion’s impeccable 4K restoration ensures that this is the definitive home-video experience of Wilder’s classic comedy.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks awkwardly and cumbersomely arrives at its revelations.
It’s too regimented in its storytelling to conjure any real insight into the privileged world in which it’s embedded.
The new HBO series Divorce has a clear barometer for humor, though less for empathy.
Above all else, Marvel’s Luke Cage is about what, if any, qualifications there are for being a hero.
Too much of the Netflix series feels dictated by the setup and pay-off rules of popular storytelling.
At the heart of Vice Principals is the mad desire to find respect, power, and likability.
There’s a simple magnetism inherent in this kind of filmmaking, and the Coens know how to orchestrate it.
The series remains compelling in its devotion to exposing its characters’ public hang-ups and private strengths.
Uncle Buck bears the unmistakable feeling of a series that was market-tested to death in every predictable plot turn.
The series ultimately becomes nothing much more than a paean to the myth of the wild, ingenious badass chef.
The Dresser is a merely effective portrait of the pitfalls and pleasures of a working relationship.