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Past articles by Adam:

The 23 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

For the first time in what feels like forever, we have a packed calendar again → Read More

To Love and Hate in L.A.: ‘Babylon’ Must Be Seen to Be Believed

Damien Chazelle’s rambunctious new feature is either a celebration of Old Hollywood or an ode to the death of the entire industry—but above all else, it seems deliberately designed to kill his own career → Read More

The Best Shots of 2022

From ‘Nope’ to ‘The Fabelmans,’ this year featured plenty of perfect compositions → Read More

‘Glass Onion’ Keeps the ‘Knives Out’ Machine Rolling

Benoit Blanc’s latest journey may not have the supporting cast or the surprise of its predecessor, but there’s still enough mystery and verve to be a crowd-pleaser → Read More

‘Armageddon Time’ Review: Sweet Emotion and Broad Lessons

James Gray’s latest is certainly effective, even if it feels overworked at times → Read More

The art and trash of Stephanie Rothman, exploitation-film auteur

The visionary Stephanie Rothman — overlooked exploitation-cinema icon — blurred the line between homage and critique, art and sleaze. → Read More

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Is Fecking Transfixing

The reunion of Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and director Martin McDonagh features plenty of cursing, plenty of contemplation, and also a donkey → Read More

Meticulous Self-Destruction: The Cinematic Minefield of ‘Tár’

Through a stunning performance by Cate Blanchett, Todd Field tells a story about modern culture, and what happens when a cult of personality starts to crack → Read More

‘Blonde’ Is All Bad Vibes

Andrew Dominik’s bludgeoning Marilyn Monroe biopic has all the signs of a passion project, but none of the rewards → Read More

‘The Maiden’ transforms suburban Alberta landscape into the surreal

Calgary’s Bowmont ravine is the setting for Graham Foy’s indie film about teenage melancholy. → Read More

Toward a Unified Theory of the Russo Brothers

From ‘Infinity War’ to ‘The Gray Man,’ the writer-director duo has fetched some of the largest budgets and box office totals in recent history. But what does a Hollywood cast in their image stand for? → Read More

‘Nope’ Isn’t Easily Digested. That’s Why It Works.

Whereas ‘Us’ had the feeling of a director straining to outdo his prior achievements, Jordan Peele’s third film strikes a perfect balance between inspiration and perspiration → Read More

If Only ‘Deep Water’ Had a Satisfying Climax

The master of the erotic thriller, Adrian Lyne, returns after 20 years; the master of self-aware acting, Ben Affleck, continues a stellar run. But something about this movie just leaves you feeling limp. → Read More

How ‘Scream’ Shook Up Horror Movies

Now on its fifth film, the franchise started by Wes Craven has gone from changing the language of a genre to chasing its own legacy → Read More

The Best Movies of 2021

It was a year of octogenarian high jinks, long yet revealing documentaries, and masters reasserting themselves → Read More

Nobody Does It Quite Like Clint Eastwood

‘Cry Macho’ sees the 91-year-old director reflecting on a singular, decades-spanning career → Read More

The Best Films at TIFF 2021

‘Spencer’ and ‘Dune’ were the biggest names at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but more unexpected hits like ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘The Humans’ were the ones that truly captivated → Read More

The New ‘Candyman’ Is Haunted by the Original

Nia Dacosta’s spin on the horror classic tries to critique, correct, and cash in on the 1992 film, but mostly ends up getting swallowed by its long shadow → Read More

‘Old’ Is Neither Good Nor Bad—It’s Shyamalanesque

Depending how you feel about the longtime director, your mileage may vary on his latest about a beach that accelerates the aging process → Read More

The Best Movies of 2021 (So Far)

Moviegoing is back, and the first six months of this year have offered plenty of films to discover → Read More