Film & TV

Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee’s latest release is remarkably of its time, offering an explicit, multifaceted reflection on the Trump administration and the Black Lives Matter movement through the perspective of four black Vietnam War veterans.  …

Film & TV

Writer-director Tayarisha Poe’s feature debut, “Selah and the Spades” showcases the up-and-coming filmmaker’s immense talent, but the film’s dour tone and derivative plot make it a forgettable affair. The film, digitally released on Amazon Prime …

Music

As The Strokes’ first full-length album since 2013, “The New Abnormal” sits in a strange spot. It’s an impressive addition to the band’s discography, but it’s not the bombastic, triumphant return diehard fans might have …

Film & TV

For the first time in many years, my vast knowledge of the best movies available on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime has finally become relevant.  With the rapid, deadly spread of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders are …

Film & TV

A24’s clandestine cow-milking period piece “First Cow” is destined to be the studio’s latest critical darling, even if its strange tempo and melancholic atmosphere might alienate mainstream audiences. The film, which releases in limited theaters …

Arts & Entertainment

A high concept, brutally taut modernization of the classic H.G. Wells novel of the same name, “The Invisible Man” is a top-tier horror movie that ultimately rests on the shoulders of Elisabeth Moss’ astounding performance. …

Media

In this week’s episode of Unscripted, Managing Editor Emily Rosca and Arts Film Critic Lucas Naber discuss “To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You,” out Feb. 12. A follow-up to Netflix’s popular “To …

Film & TV

Combining horror, romance, beachfront partying and action-adventure into a self-referential reboot with plenty of name recognition, “Fantasy Island” makes a lot of sense on paper. Unfortunately, the film’s perplexing script and derivative visual aesthetic collapse …