It was an incredible year for acting, as it saw the superstar in ultimate communion with the auteur.
This adaptation gets straight to the heart of the material, which is basically two hours of stray cats introducing themselves.
The film is overstuffed with characters and subplots that ultimately have little to do with Ip Man and his legacy.
A memorable scene lingers within our subconscious like a half-remembered dream.
The film struggles to both honor and redeem the past before everything comes to a close.
Only rarely does Karim Aïnouz allow for loopholes to refreshingly emerge from the film’s stylistic deadlock.
Chinonye Chukwu’s film is a morality play with a true sense of contradiction and melancholia.
What She Said is enjoyable, but one suspects that its subject may have found it soft.
The year’s best documenaries found the monstrous in the mundane, the epic in the everyday.
As in pop culture at large, the dominating obsession of the current horror film is class.
Many of the best films this year are concerned with indulgent, unbridled madness, offering formal excess as a parallel to our modern cacophony.
These are the films that just missed making it onto our list of the best films of 2019, and our contributors’ individual ballots.
Throughout, the filmmakers occlude the most fascinating and potentially powerful elements of Jean Seberg’s history.
Sophia Takal’s remake elides the thorny, complicated nature of the original’s sexual politics.
The moments in which the film’s blockbuster stars play memorably against type are quickly subsumed by the ugly chaos of the action.
The drama here is in the gap between bystanders who return the camera’s gaze and those who don’t.
The film is too irreverent in tone and narrow in scope to place Roger Ailes’s criminality in a larger, more meaningful context.
Ironically, Clint Eastwood is as condescending of Jewell as the bureaucrats he despises.
This colorful but remote-feeling documentary functions almost as though it were taking orders from the late Merce Cunningham.
There isn’t anything in the bleeding-heart positions espoused by Jorge Bergoglio that complicates Pope Francis’s public persona.