Meek's Cutoff has been labeled everything from a revisionist western to a feminist allegory. It rejects the conceit of a romanticized West, instead questioning the various roles and realities that accompanied the pioneers on their journeys.
July 22, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen fans were in a rough spot for nearly a decade and a half. But now, with his sexy, sun-drenched Medi­ter­ranean comedy Vicky Cristina Barce­lona and the en­chanting new Midnight in Paris, Allen seems to have a new lease on life.
July 10, 2011
Werner Herzog's hypnotic documentary—which takes us into the Chau­vet Cave, where the oldest paintings known to humankind were discovered in 1994—is the first movie to suggest a convincing reason for the invention of 3D cinema.
June 13, 2011
Incendies is a disturbing layover at the crossroads of forgiveness and revenge. It's a challenging film on several levels. Not only is there a hearty helping of violence to be digested over the film's 130 minutes, but audiences must also wrestle with a complex narrative structure.
June 1, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

This invigorating documentary offers a poignant portrait of a life devoted to the pursuit of beauty. Cunningham, a photographer who documents fashion in his long-running New York Times column, is both an artist and a social commentator, though far too modest to describe himself as either.
May 11, 2011

In the latest First Things, David Bentley Hart skewers the thought of Ayn Rand. Yet only in a passing reference does he acknowledge the reasons for the renewed interest in Rand.
April 20, 2011

Jane Eyre

Dramatic adaptations of Char­lotte Brontë's Jane Eyre tend to go for romantic embroidery and Gothic grandilo­quence. But the new movie version feels pared down in all respects except the emotional. It has a piercing ferocity.
April 13, 2011

Another Year

Mike Leigh's latest film is pared down but surpassingly elegant, like a superbly assembled piece of chamber music. But it has an unusual flaw.
March 16, 2011