The sequel to the 2019 film that starred Zachary Levi as the adult superhero persona of a lonely teen goes bigger. And goofier. But the fuel mixture's off and Levi's one-note performance grates.
Palm Trees and Power Lines is a gripping cautionary tale about abuse and trafficking — but it is scrupulous in its refusal to sensationalize.
In this wonderfully unpredictable film, first-time actor Park Ji-min stars as Freddie, a young woman raised by adoptive parents in France who returns to the country of her birth.
A withdrawn 9-year-old spends the summer with two distant relatives in this Oscar-nominated film. The Quiet Girl's main character may be unassuming, but there's nothing insignificant about this film.
This is a film that's easy to love: It has a killer soundtrack, a magnetic protagonist and a gorgeous cinematic backdrop. It's a coming of age story that contemplates the impermanence of who we are.
A new film captures the complexity of family relationships by freely speculating about the lives of 19th-century English writer Emily Brontë and her siblings.
The third film in Marvel's Ant-Man trilogy sends the MCU's tinest titans into a subatomic universe, where they — and we the viewers — get stuck.
The third and final Magic Mike movie isn't nearly as sexy or entertaining as its predecessors. Mike (Channing Tatum) is now bartending and is seduced by a London socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault).
The Oscar-nominated documentary follows two brothers in Delhi who run a homemade infirmary nursing black kites — birds of prey widely considered a scavenging nuisance — back to health.
The Cannes award-winner Close -- about two inseparable teen boys — is for anyone who thought their childhood friendship would last forever. It's a beautiful Belgian film, but takes the easy way out.
The Sundance Film Festival returned in-person to Park City, Utah, this year, and with more submissions than ever. NPR's Aisha Harris screened nearly 20 films — these are her favorites.
The social forces are pervasive but subtle in Lukas Dhont's Close — no overt bullying or homophobia, just internalized pressures on still-developing psyches.
Eight women come together in a hayloft to decide what's next after their religious colony is devastated by sexual violence. Sarah Polley adapted Miriam Toews' novel, which was drawn from true events.
Based on an actual criminal case in France in which a Senegalese woman killed her baby daughter, Alice Diop's film is rigorous, powerful and crackling with ideas about isolation and colonialism.
The new thriller Missing unfolds on the screens of a teenager searching for her vanished mother. But the growth of what should be a simple format turns out to be ... complicated.