‘Top Gun: Maverick’ rocks, with finesse, style and genuine emotion

Tom Cruise returns as Navy flyboy Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, in a sequel that feels familiar and new in just the right proportions.

By Ann HornadayMay 24, 2022

Documentary looks back with fresh insights on ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

'Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen' looks back fondly and with fresh insight on the Oscar-winning 1971 film 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

By Michael O'SullivanMay 24, 2022

‘We Feed People’ spotlights the relief efforts of chef José Andrés

Filmmaker Ron Howard's documentary spotlights the work of chef José Andrés and his disaster relief organization World Central Kitchen.

By Tim CarmanMay 24, 2022

‘Bob’s Burgers’ is a rare treat: A movie as good as the TV show

‘The Bob's Burgers Movie’ preserves the animated series’s blend of the mundane and the ridiculous.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 24, 2022

Colin Cantwell, who designed the Death Star for ‘Star Wars,’ dies at 90

He also created prototypes for the X-wing and TIE fighter, and worked on movies including “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

By Harrison SmithMay 23, 2022

The ‘margarita diplomacy’ of José Andrés

The National Geographic film focuses on Andrés’s emergency food relief organization and his canny understanding of the power levers in Washington.

By Ann HornadayMay 21, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

By Common Sense MediaMay 20, 2022

Vangelis, Oscar-winning composer of ‘Chariots of Fire’ theme, dies at 79

He also scored the films “Blade Runner” and “Missing” and Carl Sagan’s PBS series “Cosmos.”

By Tim GreivingMay 19, 2022

‘Emergency’ is a college party comedy with teeth

In this spring break satire, three young men of color debate the pros and cons of calling the police when they find a young White woman passed out on the floor of their apartment.

By Ann HornadayMay 18, 2022

‘Downton Abbey’ sequel delivers fan service of the best kind

In the second 'Downton Abbey' spinoff movie, the Crawleys visit the South of France, and a film crew sets up shop in Downton.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 18, 2022

The horror film ‘Men’ is as hard to forget as it is to pigeonhole

In the aftermath of her husband's tragic death, a young widow seeking healing (Jessie Buckley) finds horror instead.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 17, 2022

Estranged siblings reconnect, fitfully, in the moody ‘Montana Story’

Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague play estranged siblings in moody modern-day western 'Montana Story.'

By Pat PaduaMay 16, 2022

Fred Ward, character actor with ‘The Right Stuff,’ dies at 79

He appeared in nearly 90 film and television roles, including as a bumbling repairman in "Tremors" and a movie-studio security chief in "The Player."

By Harrison SmithMay 13, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Sneakerella,’ ‘Heartstopper’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

By Common Sense MediaMay 13, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘Monstrous’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 12, 2022

Jerrod Carmichael’s directorial debut looks for comedy in a dark place

‘On the Count of Three,’ about two suicidal friends, is several doors down from funny.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 11, 2022

The abortion drama ‘Happening’ is an agonizing true-life thriller

Annie Ernaux’s 2000 memoir about her illegal abortion in the 1960s is the basis of the urgent French film 'Happening.'

By Michael O'SullivanMay 11, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Doctor Strange’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

By Common Sense MediaMay 6, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘Black Site’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 5, 2022

Gaspar Noé subverts his history with quiet, compassionate ‘Vortex’

The French director is known for his flashy neon hues and sex-and-drug-fueled romps, but “Vortex" is compassionate and devastating.

By Hau ChuMay 5, 2022