Booksmart is everything a teen comedy could ever aspire to be: it’s razor sharp, it’s quick on its feet, it’s full of love and tenderness, it’s original, it’s uplifting, and as if that wasn’t enough, yes, it is a comedy, and it’s hilarious. Olivia Wilde directed a treasure of a movie, and you cannot watch it soon enough.
The less you know about Us, the better; trust that it is terrifying and brilliant, go, and suffer well.
The Favourite is unabashedly modern, it has sharp teeth, and it is outrageous in all the best ways.
Eighth Grade has distilled the essence of what it’s like to be a teenager, with its painful awkwardness but also with tenderness and love.
Shoplifters focuses its observant gaze on an accidental family, living on the fringes of society, around us but unseen by us.
Into the Spider-Verse is a breakthrough in style and imagination, the most fun you’ll have at the theater this year.
Blindspotting is a total experience. When it often seems like the studios bankroll only sequels, remakes and reboots, it is a breath of fresh air to see talented artists blazing their own path to do something new and bold.
Thunder Road is heartbreaking in all the best ways, it is brutally honest, and it is compassionate. It is a frontal attack on the ideal of masculinity that doesn’t leave any room for vulnerability. It is a hand held out to those who are hurting.
The Lady Eve never gets old, it never loses steam, it never misses a beat. It is the perfect comedy, one that proves that you can indeed have it all.
The very first scenes of Burning seem to set the course for a conventional love story, only to pull the rug from under our feet afterwards.