Latest from Ann Hornaday

A beautiful couple argues in the angsty, self-consciously arty ‘Malcolm & Marie’

Zendaya gets second billing but steals the show from co-star John David Washington.
  • Jan 26, 2021

Sundance 2021 makes it official: The weirdest movie year ever isn’t even a year

In a covid-era cinematic phenomenon, the movie year is lapping itself.
  • Jan 23, 2021

In ‘My Brilliant Career,’ I recognized an uncanny mirror image. And a cautionary tale.

The first film I saw myself in helped launch my own career, even as it sowed some doubts.
  • Jan 16, 2021

While Hollywood looked for perfect villains, they were hiding in plain sight

The white supremacist threat has been ignored for too long, by law enforcement and pop culture.
  • Jan 15, 2021

Documentary finds contemporary echoes in FBI’s persecution of Martin Luther King Jr.

“MLK/FBI” takes the viewer on an unforgettable emotional journey.
  • Jan 13, 2021

With sophistication and restraint, ‘My Little Sister’ tells an engrossing tale of sibling love

Swiss Oscar submission paints a portrait of a woman trying to save her brother’s life.
  • Jan 13, 2021

The Trump cult has obliterated the line between citizenship and fandom, with deadly results

Decades of fusing politics and entertainment have created a death spiral for democracy.
  • Jan 8, 2021

An abused woman finds ‘Herself’ in this cinematic parable of empowerment

Phyllida Lloyd’s sturdy but flat film is distinguished by stellar performances.
  • Jan 6, 2021

‘Pieces of a Woman’ is an acting showcase, but not much of a movie

Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf deliver powerful performances in a melodramatic marital drama.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Trump’s exit may be too late to save the presidential movie

As the first reality-TV commander in chief leaves office, reliable cinematic archetypes no longer fit.
  • Jan 2, 2021