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

21 summer films to get you excited about going to the movies again

Here are the 2022 summer movies we're most excited about.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 5, 2022

Once taboo, abortion emerges from the cinematic shadows

Filmmakers are finally beginning to tell the truth about a fact of many women’s lives.

By Ann HornadayMay 5, 2022

In ‘Petite Maman,’ two girls meet and form an enchanted bond

French writer-director Céline Sciamma’s film is a fable about loss and connection.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 3, 2022

‘Doctor Strange’ sequel: Lost in the multiverse

The latest chapter in the multi-film Marvel Cinematic Universe takes us on a confusing, effects-heavy chase across the multiverse.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 3, 2022

‘Ahed’s Knee’: A film about Israel that is as divided as its subject

In Nadav Lapid's follow-up to 'Synonyms,' an Israeli filmmaker wrestles with his conscience and the conscience of his homeland.

By Pat PaduaMay 3, 2022