Film

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 'A Star is Born'

For all intents and purposes, movie trailers aren’t the best reflection of the stories they attempt to condense into 90-120 seconds, and more often than not, a pop song can be a major cause of this distortion.

The latest iteration of 'Avatar'

It’s possible the travelogue nature of the series will fall a bit flat if whole seasons are released at a time, as is the Netflix way.

"Eraserhead"

Lynch is horror’s Andy Warhol: an enigmatic, white-haired virtuoso with a penchant for the bizarre.

"Venom"

By the end of the movie, Eddie isn’t an anti-hero, he’s just a superhero with a weird tongue.

Gaga and Cooper in 'A Star is Born'

Cooper’s film gracefully forges its own path and leaves us all stunned into a state of awe with its heart-swelling chemistry, entrancing lyrics and a sense of electricity and vibrancy.

Gael García Bernal in 'Y Tú Mamá Tambien'

At the turn of the century, Alfonso Cuarón, the Mexican filmmaker best known stateside for “Gravity,” set off on his cinematic tour of rural Mexico with half a script, a handful of actors and not so much as a tripod to hoist up his lofty cinematic goals.

"Scream"

Among the most successful horror directors, Craven has sustained his mordantly brooding impact in the popular consciousness because his work transcends any single era of horror.

Michael Cera

Michael Cera being in love with his cousin just isn’t funny anymore.

"Mandy"

The sheer rawness of the bloodlust and violence that emanates from these characters is unusual for a major theater release, and for that reason alone, a lot of viewers may be turned off from the film.

Alia Shawkat in 'Blaze'

The detached directing plays off the stripped and tender songs with potent results.