“Riding the New Wave” is a series that revisits highly-regarded films that were part of the French New Wave of cinema in the late 1950s and early 1960s, questioning not their artistic or historical importance, but rather viewing them with an eye for the modern audience, determining if they co

Jurassic World

Ask any person on the street the best part of the iconic ’80s blockbuster “Jurassic Park” and you’ll likely get the same answer every time: The part with the T-Rex.


There’s not much to “Tag” that you won’t get out of most big-budget comedies. The cast is almost unanimously made up of names you’ll recognize from their previous work, and you’ll leave the theater feeling like at least one of your favorites was shafted for screen time.

Bob Parr

Of Pixar’s announced sequels since “Toy Story 3,” “Incredibles 2” was the first that didn’t indicate a creative drought within the studio.


Horror is a genre that often lends itself to formula — people just aren’t that hard to scare.


The two entered the venue dressed in the most opposite terms possible — Daveed Diggs sporting a Golden State Warriors bomber jacket, highly-distressed red jeans and a grill, Rafael Casal clean cut in an all-black button down and black slacks.

Ocean's 8

In 2012, stand-up comedian John Mulaney joked that there could never be an all-female heist movie: “Ocean’s 11 with women wouldn’t work, because two would keep breaking off to talk shit about the other nine.”

Sorry to Bother You

“Sorry to Bother You” satirizes everything from unions and rapping to telemarketing and, of course, white people — it's a comedy goldmine.

French New Wave

If there was any place to start a dive into the French New Wave, any key figure to visit first, it would have to be the spearhead of the cinematic movement — the ever-prolific Francois Truffaut. Truffaut’s name is difficult to avoid wherever the history of cinema is brought up.

On Chesil Beach

I arrived 20 minutes early to the Soho movieplex because I was terrified, terrified that like every other place in Manhattan, it would be unbelievably crowded. Somehow, the Tuesday 10:45 p.m. screening of “On Chesil Beach” was surprisingly unattended.