Bradley Cooper, who directed and stars with Lady Gaga, creates thrills with a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema.
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It can be elitist, maddening and most of all inspiring — especially films like Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate.”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays a stand-up comic in Eva Vives’s ragged feature debut, is so good that she shows you what the movie could have been.
In Jeremy Saulnier’s murky follow-up to “Green Room,” Jeffrey Wright goes on an adventure with Riley Keough, Alexander Skarsgard and a pack of wolves.
Keira Knightley stars in the attractive biographical movie “Colette,” which takes a light, enjoyably fizzy approach to its subject.
This period western features an excellent cast in a story about brotherhood, a violent past and the elusive future.
Nicole Kidman in “Destroyer,” Natalie Portman in “Vox Lux” and other star turns are at the heart of a film festival filled with female-centric stories.
In his latest, Paul Feig directs Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in a light-and-dark comedy about two mothers, murderous secrets and complicating lies.
Squint and you see the complex stories that attracted the filmmakers to the life of Richard Wershe Jr., a Detroit dealer arrested at 17 in 1987.