The Batman
M.C. Myers
Admirably grounded and well-cast, The Batman tries its best to add relevance to a cluttered canon amid broken thriller mechanics and aloof dialogue.
Zodiac
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The 15th anniversary of Zodiac is the perfect occasion to revisit David Fincher's best film and see how the thriller epic holds up in 2022.
Batman
M.C. Myers
Batman reflects the charm and the cost of a script that was not properly finished. But its lead and its meticulous visual design still enchant.
Batman Returns
M.C. Myers
Tim Burton's Batman Returns is a dark Christmas fable, an action fairytale. It's the whole experience of reading comics in one painful, beautiful mythology.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake is far more willing to recreate its original than to understand it. The result is vile. And not in a good way.
The Santa Clause 2 Tim Allen
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The Santa Clause 2 has Tim Allen's standup and farting reindeer, but it feels like Christmas. Let me explain why I keep watching it.
Saint Maud Morfydd Clark
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Saint Maud is a confident debut from a promising filmmaker, but its self-imposed genre tropes become limitations that hold it back from greatness.
The White Reindeer
M.C. Myers
The White Reindeer is equal parts history, horror, and fairytale - a myth of innocence, in a landscape of snow and terror.
Meet Me in St. Louis
M.C. Myers
Meet Me in St. Louis is hope and happiness in movie form, using sorrow and shadows and more joy than usually fits in ten movies. It is Christmas, to me.
White Christmas Bing Crosby
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White Christmas never fails to put me in the Christmas spirit, with a bit of finagling. It wears the season (and its production woes) on its satin sleeve.
First Man Ryan Gosling
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With First Man, Damien Chazelle takes us to space and still thinks the most important things are the ones we left behind. The best film of 2018.
Brooklyn Saoirse Ronan
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Brooklyn is a well-meaning new version of the kind of movie we used to make much more easily. It's not masterful, but at least it's respectable.