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Past articles by David:

The Only Oscars Prediction List You’ll Need

Here’s who should win—and who will win. → Read More

A Low-Budget Character Drama With Maximalist Thrills

Return to Seoul is a story of adoption and belonging that resists easy sentimentality. → Read More

‘Infinity Pool’ Isn’t Just Another Satire of the Ultra-Wealthy

But the gory, existential horror film can’t keep up with its own premise. → Read More

Hollywood Cannot Survive Without Movie Theaters

Why is this so hard for studios to believe? → Read More

The Best Movies of 2022 in a Year of Cinematic Delights

An unforgettable year of cinema by newcomers and old masters alike → Read More

Will Bob Iger Stop the Streaming Death Spiral?

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger is back at a time when the company desperately needs a new direction. → Read More

The Netflix Bubble Is Finally Bursting

The days of seemingly unlimited new content from the streamer appear to be ending. → Read More

The Western Mythmaking of Jane Campion’s 'The Power of the Dog'

“She’s trying to understand something about American masculinity and what a gossamer facade it is.” → Read More

23 Great Movies the Oscars Couldn’t Help but Recognize

These films were underappreciated by the Academy, receiving just one nomination for their screenplays. They’re also undeniable crowd-pleasers. → Read More

Why Are People So Mad About 'Don't Look Up?'

Climate change is a tough subject for any film, let alone a satire. → Read More

'The Green Knight' Is One of 2021’s Best Movies

David Lowery’s film starring Dev Patel is a dreamy piece of high fantasy that turns an age-old tale into something to be puzzled over anew. → Read More

'Antebellum' Is a Shallow Schlock-Fest About Slavery

To make a point about the evils of white supremacy, the film subjects its Black characters to unceasing brutality. → Read More

The Times Have Changed. Seinfeld Hasn’t.

There’s something soothing about watching a comedian who has been telling the same jokes for decades. → Read More

Millennials Just ‘Get’ Keanu Reeves

While Generation X mostly dismissed him as wooden and one-note, younger viewers better understand his nuances as a performer. → Read More

Benh Zeitlin's 'Wendy' Is Both Daring and Forgettable

Wendy, Benh Zeitlin’s visually stunning new film, attempts to reinvigorate an overused tale—and fails. → Read More

In 'Downhill,' Will Ferrell Can’t Shake His Comic Persona

The new remake of the Swedish masterpiece "Force Majeure" calls for a dark irony that America’s finest buffoon doesn't deliver. → Read More

'Underwater' Is a Horror Film That's Scary but Shallow

The Kristen Stewart–starring horror film "Underwater" is scary but shallow. → Read More

You’ve Never Seen Adam Sandler Act This Well

As a diamond dealer in the new film "Uncut Gems," the actor defies his image and gives his best performance yet. → Read More

The 10 Best Films of 2019

A247. The Farewell As smaller films get crowded out of the cinematic conversation, I was heartened to see Lulu Wang’s quiet family drama pack more emotional wallop into a wordless hug than most movies could deliver with an expensive set piece. It helps that Wang was inspired by her own family in writing The Farewell, giving an authentic urgency to every little detail. The hook is an unbelievable… → Read More

The Slow Death of the Binge Release

As streaming services such as HBO Max tilt back toward older conventions, the all-at-once strategy pioneered by Netflix may find itself out of fashion. → Read More