— Birdman

“Birdman” is technically astounding yet emotionally rich, intimate yet enormous, biting yet warm, satirical yet sweet. It’s one of the best times you’ll have at the movies all year and might just be the best movie of the year. A rare four-star review, at Read the review here

Revisiting Sept. 11 in Film

I woke up this morning, like so many people around the world, thinking about New York on Sept. 11, 2001. And I wanted to share with you an essay I wrote two years ago, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, examining how the twin towers had been depicted in film. Discussing how to be […]


The Weinstein Co. Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking. Running time: 120 minutes. Two stars out of four. J.D. Salinger, the man, would have hated “Salinger,” the film — not just because the famously reclusive writer would have recoiled at the effort to expose his private life, but also because it’s […]

What the Flick?! — Salinger

The What the Flick?! crew tries not to be phony in our review of the documentary “Salinger.”