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Past articles by K.:

Rich and Unsettling, La Llorona Demands Your Attention

Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamente’s taut, effective new horror film finds new ways to spin an old legend. → Read More

Review: Sputnik, Russia’s Hit New Sci-Fi Thriller, is Familiarly Unfamiliar

Director Egor Abramenko’s feature debut has its charms, though you’ll probably see them coming. → Read More

Review: A New Take on The Secret Garden Has a Few Tantalizing Sparks of Life

The new adaptation of the Frances Hogdon Burnett classic isn’t a knock-out, but it’s satisfying. → Read More

Seth Rogen’s An American Pickle Should’ve Been More Sour

Rogen does double duty in this slight but amusing comedy, playing both a Jewish Rip Van Winkle type and his decidedly 21st century descendent. → Read More

Review: She Dies Tomorrow Is An Unsettling Tour of One Woman's Anxieties

In Amy Seimetz's second feature, starring Kate Lyn Sheil, a deathly premonition spreads like a plague. → Read More

If Only Marie Curie Movie Radioactive Had Been More Experimental

Rosamund Pike stars as the Nobel-winner in Marjane Satrapi’s unfortunately by-the-numbers biopic. → Read More

Review: The Painted Bird Searches for Meaning in Unrelenting Tragedy

Václav Marhoul’s epic adaptation of Jerzy Kosiński’s brutal 1965 novel is skillfully provocative, but not entirely worth it. → Read More

Relic Exemplifies the Trouble With “Elevated” Horror

Emily Mortimer stars in a buzzy debut—a film that falls into the same trap as several recent movies trying to serve depth as well as scares. → Read More

How I Learned to Love—Or at Least Appreciate—Braveheart

The Mel Gibson epic has turned 25. Does it hold up? → Read More

Netflix’s The Lovebirds Is a Bad Romance

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani can’t charm their way out of a soggy action comedy . → Read More

Remembering Fred Willard, Who Stood Out by Being a Team Player

A tribute to the ubiquitous funnyman, a comedy great as generous as he was singular. → Read More

Watching Upstream Color at the End of the World

In the fifth installment of our COVID era streaming series, our critic revisits a 2013 sci-fi mystery about the strange connections between people. → Read More

Netflix Original Movies: 5 Worthy Hidden Gems

The streamer has an overwhelming amount of content—but these films, from Orson Welles’s unfinished masterpiece to a turbulent Senegalese love story, deserve another look. → Read More

The Sly Class Politics of HBO’s Bad Education

Cory Finley’s take on an infamous Long Island school embezzlement scandal, which stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, has more on its mind than at first appears. → Read More

There Are No Surprises in The True History of the Kelly Gang

Justin Kurzel’s take on the Ned Kelly myth, starring 1917’s George McKay, has attitude but not much else. → Read More

We've Lost an Amazing Pair of Eyes, Cinematographer Allen Daviau

He made The Color Purple, E.T., and more with Steven Spielberg → Read More

Bloodbath and Beyond: the Wondrous Western Mashup Bacurau

In a wild political allegory from directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, a Brazilian village disappears from the map. → Read More

There’s No Other War Movie as Horrifying, or Vital, as Come and See

Nazi atrocities take center stage in Elem Klimov’s unflinching, recently restored masterpiece. → Read More

Review: Pixar Doesn’t Go Upward With Onward

The pioneering studio’s clever and sentimental new adventure boasts garbage-eating unicorns and an endearing Chris Pratt—but not enough of that Pixar magic. → Read More

A Good Sonic the Hedgehog Movie? Not So fast

Even an ingenious Jim Carrey supervillain can’t make this adaptation of the Sega classic fun. → Read More