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Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr's stories. I cover film, television, and culture. → Read More

‘Des,’ Starring David Tennant, Is A Stunning Portrait Of A Nonchalant Serial Killer

The three-part miniseries tells the story of notorious murderer Dennis Nilsen, believed to have killed 15 young men in London between 1978 and 1983. → Read More

Why Tom Hardy Would Make A Superb James Bond

The English actor has excelled in roles that together add up to a perfect audition for 007: action films, tales of espionage, and intimate psychological portraits. → Read More

Alfonso Cuarón’s 'Roma' Is a Masterpiece of Cinematic Technique

Intimate in focus yet vast in scope, the director’s homage to his childhood in early-1970s Mexico City may be the best film of the year. → Read More

'Green Book" Is a Flimsy Tale Elevated by Two Great Performances

The director Peter Farrelly’s film about transcending race is saved by bravura turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. → Read More

The Modestly Diverting Gender Swap of Ocean’s 8

The director Gary Ross’s all-female twist on the heist franchise coasts on the star power of its cast, led by Sandra Bullock. → Read More

'Deadpool 2,' With Josh Brolin, Is Even Better Than the First One: Review

The sequel is at least as hilarious, and features a better plot, better villains—including a standout performance by Josh Brolin—and a few unexpected swerves. → Read More

Melissa McCarthy's 'Life of the Party' Is Lifeless: Review

Co-written by star Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone (who also directed), this Back to School knockoff is a dull and ramshackle mess. → Read More

A Lifeless Life of the Party

Co-written by star Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone (who also directed), this Back to School knockoff is a dull and ramshackle mess. → Read More

'Avengers: Infinity War' Is an Extraordinary Juggling Act

Marvel’s latest—and largest—production is far from perfect, but it melds its many, many elements into an impressive mix of humor and sorrow. → Read More

'A Wrinkle in Time' Review: See It With a Kid, or as a Kid

The director Ava DuVernay’s live-action adaptation captures the childlike wonder of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved novel. → Read More

'Annihilation' Review: A Beautiful Heap of Nonsense

The director Alex Garland’s followup to his debut feature Ex Machina is frequently a pleasure to look at, but lacks structure and coherence. → Read More

'Black Panther' Review: The Political Visions of Ryan Coogler's Film

The director Ryan Coogler's addition to the Marvel pantheon is a superb genre film—and quite a bit more. → Read More

'Fifty Shades Freed' Review: An Awful Trilogy Comes to an End

Another sequel so awful that it needs to be described in detail to be believed → Read More

How Superhero Movies Became Escapist Fun Again

The self-seriousness of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and its imitators has finally given way to films that embrace the genre’s comic potential. → Read More

'Phantom Thread' Review: Daniel Day-Lewis Shines in Paul Thomas Anderson's Gothic Romance

The perfectionist actor Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a perfectionist dressmaker in Paul Thomas Anderson’s thoughtful, intriguing film. → Read More

'The Post,' Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, Is Well-Crafted but Conventional

Steven Spielberg’s celebration of freedom of the press, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is solid awards-season fare—but not much more. → Read More

The 10 Best Movies of 2017

Top picks from a surprisingly strong year for film → Read More

Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' Is Cinematic Magic

Featuring a marvelous performance by Sally Hawkins, Guillermo del Toro’s latest fantasy is a romantic fairy tale for grownups. → Read More

Review: 'Coco' Is Among Pixar's Best Movies in Years

Full of wit, music, and color, this Día de Muertos–themed tribute to family marks a return to form for the studio. → Read More