A woman tackles her demons—literally.
It's far from subtle, but this film about a custody battle over a precocious child will make you cry.
They're going to need a bigger picnic table.
Despite its flaws, this true story of a Polish couple who sheltered Jews in their zoo during the Holocaust is stirring.
Arty horror film takes full advantage of the Kristen Stewart mystique.
Halfway decent ALIEN rip-off with a better cast than it deserves.
It's fine, but it doesn't hold a talking candle to the original.
Does the world need another King Kong movie? Maybe!
This teen take on Groundhog Day is smart and stylish.
The Oscars were kind of dull…until they weren’t.
Reimagining Guess Who's Coming to Dinner as a horror film.
You'll love John Wick when he's angry.
The thrill is gone.
Maybe you will love this three-hour German comedy about a strained father-daughter relationship. I did not.
Oscar surprises and snubs.
This love letter to smart, complicated women is anchored by Annette Bening's towering performance.
Yes, Scorsese's powerful meditation on faith is long, but it will more than reward your patience.
Is this fairy tale too dark for kids?
Male identity was explored, but it was the female performances that stood out (again!) in 2016.
Luke! Han Solo! Chewbacca!...are not in this movie. But it's fun anyway.
A musical for people who think they hate musicals.
Jessica Chastain digs into her role as a ruthless lobbyist with gusto, but the film is just plain silly.
Kenneth Lonergan's masterful film about grief is almost unbearably sad—but so worth it.
Think John Hughes with an edge in this whipsmart coming-of-age film.
In New Zealand, a boy and his crusty foster father take to the bush.
They're heeeere—but what do they want?
Barry Jenkins' film about growing up poor, black, and gay is a revelation.
Mel Gibson's WWII hero is too perfect to be believed.
In his directorial debut, Ewan McGregor takes on an ambitious project—with mostly disappointing results.
Does the world really need a film about an autistic assassin?
Powerful true story of a real-life slave revolt is an impressive debut for writer/director Nate Parker.
If you think Edward Snowden was a traitor, this one's probably not for you.
Our daffy heroine is now in her 40s...and not much else has changed.
Clint Eastwood ably steers this story of a reluctant American hero.
An awkward blend of Masterpiece Theater and Nicholas Sparks movie.
I admired this Philip Roth adaptation a bit more than I liked it.
Max Weiss is the managing editor of Baltimore and a film and pop culture critic.
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