Directed by Amy Poehler, the new Netflix film longs to stretch beyond its limits to be an inclusive look at feminism in teenagers, but its story works best when it keeps its ambitions modest.
Lee Isaac Chung's semi-autobiographical film centers on a South Korean family trying to make it as farmers in rural Arkansas. Minari proves that a small story can feel bigger than a blockbuster.
Frances McDormand plays a widow who travels the U.S. taking on work wherever she can find it in a new film based on Jessica Bruder's 2017 book. Nomadland understands loss in a way that few movies do.
A gay couple (Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci) take a trip through Great Britain's Lake District as they deal with the knowledge that one of them is dying.
A powerful new film focuses on the last year in the life of Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panthers' Illinois chapter, who was only 21 when he was killed during a raid planned by the FBI.
Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is a dizzying noir that never heads where you expect. Two of Us is a crafty thriller that touches on elder abuse and LGBT couples' rights.
Euphoria's Sam Levinson and Zendaya re-team for this exhausting relationship drama, written and shot during the pandemic.
Set in the 1990s, this slickly made drama starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto may look like a retread, but it feels more like a weirdly enveloping trip down memory lane.
In this adaptation of Aravind Adiga's 2008 novel, a young man defies the odds by escaping poverty in a rapidly globalizing India. The White Tiger is a dark satire — with an eat-the-rich ethos.
Derek DelGaudio's successful off-Broadway show has been given a marvelous film adaptation that captures the stage production's delicate and humane tone.
Corpses pile up, but there are no human footsteps surrounding the dead bodies — only animal footprints. This strange, darkly funny film mixes feminism, social justice and ecology.
Sam Pollard's documentary deftly examines the FBI's intense surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. in the final years of his life.
Two new films center on the lingering effects of trauma and tragedy. Carey Mulligan is woman bent on revenge in Promising Young Woman; Vanessa Kirby is a mother whose baby dies in Pieces of a Woman.
The darkly comic thriller Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan as a woman on a mission, is a carefully constructed mix of genres and moods that doesn't pull its punches.
Even though most of us stayed away from movie theaters, 2020 was a banner year for independent narrative films, feature-length documentaries and pictures of all types and genres from overseas.