Two sea creatures go undercover as boys in an Italian Riviera town in the charming Pixar film Luca. In the German drama Undine, a water sprite must take the life of human lovers who betray her.
Set during a record-breaking New York City heat wave, this vibrant screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's stage musical pulses with musical numbers that blend of hip-hop, Latin pop and salsa.
John Krasinski's follow-up to his 2018 thriller about aliens who hunt by sound showcases humanity at its best and worst — and feels particularly relevant as we slowly emerge from the pandemic.
Memorial Day is to remember those who have died in military service. NPR's Scott Simon picked three films he found particularly resonant for this weekend.
Emma Stone gives her all in a tricky role as the puppycidal fashionista of Disney's Dalmatians franchise. Cruella isn't a bad movie, but it fails to make its protagonist bad enough.
The new film Plan B follows two teenagers on a trek to obtain a morning-after pill. Surprisingly warm but also broadly funny, it's a tricky balance executed very well.
Every era has its own great end-of-a-marriage movie. This psychologically raw film, about a small-town Utah couple who agree to a trial separation, is ours.
The long-delayed film based on the buzzy novel finds an agoraphobic woman doubting her grasp of reality after she sees something disturbing happen to a neighbor.
A young man from Mumbai aspires to be a great classical singer — but he's an erratic performer at best. The Disciple is a richly layered story of artistic struggle.
Chinese director Zhang Yimou tells an epic tale of subterfuge and spies in Cliff Walkers. And in the Scottish dramedy Limbo, a young musician is stranded in a starkly beautiful no-man's-land.
A priest loses his faith. A woman breaks the heel of her shoe. A couple visits their child's grave. Life unfolds as a series of stylized, bone-dry comic sketches in Roy Andersson's sublime new film.
A very funny machine uprising forces an estranged daughter (Abbi Jacobson) and father (Danny McBride) to save the world — and rebuild their relationship.
The effect of so much institutional hatred within the military of South Africa in the early '80s was to leave a generation traumatized, the film concludes.
The Man Who Sold His Skin centers on a Syrian man who, desperate to reach Belgium, allows an artist to tattoo a visa on his back. The film has been nominated for the Best International Feature Oscar.
After a year spent battling a tiny virus you can't see, audiences may well appreciate a title bout featuring antagonists of a certain size — as Godzilla and Kong finally get their playdate.