Film

Universal Pictures

Sexuality is a part of someone’s identity, and is thus not a toy. While a surface read might yield a positive interpretation, that the film shows empowered women exerting socio-sexual dominance over men, a closer look reveals a troubling disregard for consent and disrespect for personal sexual preferences.

Paramount Pictures

Never have I seen those imprecise feelings — the ill-ease that comes with revisiting our bygone work, the floating sensation you experience when a musician just moves you — so precisely captured on screen.

Sony Pictures Releasing

The truth is, Bond wins with luck — luck that diminishes the audience’s belief in his card-playing skills for the rest of the movie.

Universal Pictures

Weed- and alcohol-obsessed, Maggie and the gang don’t care much about anything else, at least as far as audiences are concerned. Their characters are flat and bare. Ostentatiously, one teen asks Maggie, “What, you don’t vape?” It’s difficult not to laugh.

Lionsgate

Well choreographed, intricately shot and with minimal cutting, these action sequences have redefined action movies for an entire generation of young film-lovers.

United Artists Releasing

“Booksmart” is a glorious celebration of the joys that come with being a teenage dirt bag. It’s also Olivia Wilde’s (“Life Itself”) directorial debut. It’s also so, so good.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“Aladdin” will not surpass the original movie in the eyes of anyone. But it’s also far from a disaster.

Warner Bros.

Even though the film remains entertaining on the surface, the logic of its finale crumbles even to the casual card player.

Sony Pictures Classics

In a powerful display of tactile eroticism and primal arousal, Elio penetrates a peach while he masturbates. The incorporation of sound and texture, the layered symbolism of peach as penetrable orifice and juice as ejaculate: This scene resonates as the purest synchronization of literature and film.

Sony Pictures Classics

I found myself wondering how in the world I was ever allowed to watch this movie in school when I was thirteen.