The Current Cinema News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker

The Current Cinema News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker

  • “Nope” Is a Wild but Self-Aware Mashup of Sci-Fi and Westerns

    The spaceship in Jordan Peele’s film absorbs material and then spews it out, an apt metaphor for the director’s follow-up to “Get Out” and “Us.”
    July 22, 2022
  • The Generational Anxieties of “The Truth”

    The Truth
    Trouble may be brewing between a mother and a daughter (Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche), but the director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s approach is elliptical to a fault.
    March 13, 2020
  • The Alluring Promises of “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and “The Whistlers”

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    In both films, what appears to be consensual intimacy is an act of deliberate carnal deceit.
    February 28, 2020
  • Watching “The Call of the Wild” with an Audience of Dogs

    The Call of the Wild
    The opportunity to see a pug fall into a bucket of popcorn doesn’t come along that often, and you should grab it with both paws.
    February 21, 2020
  • Harley Quinn Isn’t the Most Criminal Thing in “Birds of Prey”

    Birds of Prey
    Aiming to celebrate empowerment, the comic-book villain instead stumbles toward sadism.
    February 7, 2020
  • “The Gentlemen” Is a Nasty Piece of Work

    The Gentlemen
    Guy Ritchie’s new film is baiting us, praying that we will take offense, and challenging us to flinch.
    January 24, 2020
  • A Hundred Years of Fellini

    Fellini films
    Feeding hungrily on the fruits of memory, the director summoned worlds to comply with his imaginings.
    January 17, 2020
  • Paris on the Brink in “Les Misérables”

    Les Miserables
    In Ladj Ly’s film, set in a tough suburb, even everyday scenes vibrate with a sense that things are about to explode.
    January 3, 2020
  • Greta Gerwig’s Raw, Startling “Little Women”

    An illustration of the March sisters looking out the window at snowfall
    What emerges from Gerwig’s adaptation is a strong sense that indignation is not just the natural lot of women but their rousing right.
    December 25, 2019
  • “Bombshell” and the Perils of Topicality

    Charlize Theron in "Bombshell"
    Memorable acting conveys the full horror of Roger Ailes’s sexual abuse at Fox News, but the over-all narrative feels hasty and undigested.
    December 13, 2019

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