Latest from Ann Hornaday

HBO documentary ‘Our Towns’ visits 6 American cities and finds unity, not division

Gently optimistic film paints a portrait of a nation characterized by flexibility and compassion.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Michelle Pfeiffer reigns over flawed ‘French Exit’ with mesmerizing hauteur

The actress has never been better in a dramedy about a world-weary jet-setter.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Idris Elba makes for a charismatic urban cowboy in this familiar but engaging family film

“Concrete Cowboy” is based on the real-life riders of Philly’s Fletcher Street stables.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Jessica Walter and George Segal personified a time when movies grew up

In “Play Misty for Me” and “Loving,” the actors played deeply flawed people with self-awareness and humanity.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Actors in documentaries used to be taboo. Now they’re the stars.

A recent crop of nonfiction films expands the notion of cinematic reality.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Oscar nominees are more diverse than ever. And that raises more questions about numbers and nuance.

As Hollywood addresses inclusion, we wonder: How will we know when we’re done?
  • Mar 19, 2021

‘The Courier’ is a throwback to the kind of solid yet fun spy thriller they don’t make anymore

Benedict Cumberbatch plays real-life salesman turned spook Greville Wynne.
  • Mar 17, 2021

‘The Truffle Hunters’ — a charming documentary about elderly Italian men (and their dogs) who harvest truffles — is the movie we all need right now

The message of this thoroughly entertaining film is simple: Stop and smell the roses.
  • Mar 17, 2021