If Beale Street Could Talk

“Its slow-burning narrative pairs well with the deep-seated emotion Barry Jenkins is hoping to tap into.”

On the Basis of Sex

“Plays it as safe as possible. Much too conventional to make a worthwhile impression.”

Roma

“What ‘Roma’ lacks in standard narrative substance, it makes up for in Cuarón’s skill as a visual storyteller.”

The Favourite

“An acerbic and abrasively funny period piece featuring three of the best female performances of the year.”

Mary, Queen of Scots

“Overlook the sluggish narrative, and it has a lot to say about the rise of women in a male-dominated world.”

Vox Lux

“Director Brady Corbet means to say something contentious about the culture of celebrity.”

At Eternity’s Gate

“Confronts van Gogh’s mental instability with inventive style and philosophical reflection.”

Creed II

“Can’t recapture the distinctive voice of director Ryan Coogler. The sequel suffers because of it.”

The Front Runner

“Like all politicians, the film is flawed. As Gary Hart, Hugh Jackman is genuinely believable.”

Green Book

“Director Peter Farrelly hit an appropriately inspirational and life-affirming theme and tone with ease.”