Glenn Heath Jr.


David Bornfriend

With so much scandal, corruption and incompetence spewing out of Washington D.C. lately, the melodrama that is the Academy Awards seems somewhat quaint. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:05 PM Film

The new horror anthology XX defies genre norms by pushing stories of female complexity to the forefront. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:00 PM Film

At times ludicrous and exhilarating, A Cure for Wellness embraces the silliness of its plot without a hint of irony. more


Moral and physical foundations are equally brittle in Asghar Farhadi’s films—at any point a building or relationship can come crashing down more

Feb 14, 2017 12:50 PM Film

“The story of the negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story,” Baldwin concludes, his equivalent of a mic drop. With more

Feb 7, 2017 3:05 PM Film

In Julie Dash’s riveting 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, matriarch Nana Peazant (Cora Lee Day) tells a younger family member, “It’s up to the living to keep in touch with the dead.” more

Feb 7, 2017 3:15 AM Film

Gorgeously rendered in sharp primary colors, The Red Turtle doesn’t overcomplicate its simple setup. more

Jan 31, 2017 3:17 PM Film

Indeed, Neurda, which opens Friday, Jan. 27, is a film of contradictions. Stylistically, it favors theatrical sets and rear-screen projection, languishing steady-cam shots and heightened close-ups. more

Jan 24, 2017 4:20 PM Film

Unlike Ade’s previous films, Toni Erdmann shows traces of hope and contentment. more

Jan 24, 2017 4:20 PM Film

Herein lies the brilliance of Paterson as an elevated exploration of duality. Life can be one thing, or it can be another, malleable and volatile like crashing waterfalls, or simply sublime like water falling on hair. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:27 PM Film

Sentimental on paper, 20th Century Women’s central conceit is executed with grace and wit. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM Film

Julieta, which opens Friday, Jan. 13, ultimately ponders if forgiveness can ever be possible when deceptions are so devastating they can enrage the ocean. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:41 PM Film

Desperate men can only outrun delusion for so long. Hunter Gatherer measuredly embodies this process via the lives of two fringe characters that mistake treading water for entrepreneurial ambition. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:24 PM Film

Close the book on 2016. Slam that door shut. Good riddance. This has been a tumultuous and trying year by any standard, leaving an abundance of uncertainty in its wake more

Jan 3, 2017 1:10 PM Film

This year's best films remind us of our capacity for curiosity, critical thinking, diversity, wonder, empathy, and compassion. more

Dec 27, 2016 4:00 PM Film

'Tis the season for "important" movies, at least according to the Hollywood machine desperately trying to get your attention (not to mention the Academy's attention) at the multiplex. more

Dec 20, 2016 3:00 PM Film

Pablo Larraín's Jackie immerses you in this sequestered conversation before flashing back to the events immediately leading up to and after Nov. 22, 1963. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Film

La La Land, which opens Friday, Dec. 16, exists in a world where race is never an issue and your dream job is but a brave decision away. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Jessica Chastain stars as the all-knowing power broker who leaves her cushy job at a right wing firm to help pass a formidable lefty gun-control bill in the Senate that would require universal background checks on firearm purchases. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:30 PM Film

Things to Come unfolds through the eyes of Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle Huppert), a middle-aged Parisian teacher whose seemingly routine path in life suddenly shifts when her professor husband Heinz (André Marcon) finally admits to an act of infidelit more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Film