The Power of Dakota Johnson
Even in subpar projects like 'Madame Web,' Johnson has always been an intelligent, funny, and committed performer.By Stephanie Zacharek
In Review: The Taste of Things
Anh Hung’s luminous period romance starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel as a cook and a gourmet is an elixir of love in movie form.By Stephanie Zacharek
'Perfect Days' Is Gently Astonishing
Wim Wenders' new film stars Koji Yakusho as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo who finds beauty and meaning in the small details of everyday life.By Stephanie Zacharek
Denis Villeneuve on Dune: Part Two
As the follow-up to 'Dune' approaches, the filmmaker discusses his return to the desert, Timothée Chalamet, and how many more Dune movies he has in him.By Stephanie Zacharek
Mexican filmmaker Lila Avilés' new drama about a 7-year-old facing the loss of a parent offers a promise of light beyond the sorrow.By Stephanie Zacharek
What Is Happening With Best Director?
Perceived snubs for Greta Gerwig and Bradley Cooper tell us something about how Oscar voters think about ambition.By Stephanie Zacharek
Review: Kevin Hart in Heist Movie 'Lift'
The new Netflix heist movie is implausible and silly, but solid performances make it a decent winter diversion.By Stephanie Zacharek
Review: The New Mean Girls
The new 'Mean Girls' comes off as enforced fun, a kind of bullying disguised as entertainment.By Stephanie Zacharek
In the 'The Color Purple,' Joy Rules the Day
'The Color Purple' is lively and fun, without betraying the heavy undertones of some of its subject matter.By Stephanie Zacharek
Revisiting 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'
Thirty years ago, DiCaprio broke through in two roles that foreshadowed the kind of career he would come to have.By Stephanie Zacharek
Review: American Fiction
Cord Jefferson's new satire lacks the bite of the novel it's based on, but Wright's performance makes it a complex pleasure.By Stephanie Zacharek
The charm offensive that is 'Wonka' toils way too hard for its meager pleasures. It may leave you feeling more worked over than invigorated.By Stephanie Zacharek
The 10 Best Movie Performances of 2023
From Greta Lee in 'Past Lives' to Bradley Cooper in 'Maestro'By Stephanie Zacharek
The 10 Best Movies of 2023
From 'Past Lives' to 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' see TIME's picks for the best movies of the year.By Stephanie Zacharek
Review: Joaquin Phoenix in 'Napoleon'
Ridley Scott's historical epic is sometimes boring and pretentious and often a little silly, but there's still something compelling about it.By Stephanie Zacharek
The Movie Wives Would Like a Word
In 'Maestro,' 'Priscilla,' 'Ferrari,' and 'Oppenheimer,' the movie wife has come barging in from the sidelines in all her glory.By Stephanie Zacharek
Review: 'Fallen Leaves'
The 20th movie from Aki Kaurismäki, Finland’s most renowned director, reopens our eyes to everyday miracles.By Stephanie Zacharek
Review: 'Saltburn' Is Too Eager to Shock
Emerald Fennell's 'Saltburn' wears its grim determination to shock like a family crest. Read TIME's review.By Stephanie Zacharek
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