The Two Popes (2019)

115 priests wander the Vatican as the Gregorian chant drowns out their conversations. What they are discussing is obvious: A new pope must be picked by the end of the day. But what's less obvious is a tune  ...

Best Movies 2019

1. AVENGERS: ENDGAME True, Martin Scorsese said comic book movies are nothing but theme parks...but, WHAT a theme park. And though it may not even count as cinema for some people, this climactic  ...

Singer & Son

Singer & Son split the difference and give you their Top Fifteen films of the Decade, Singer with 10, Son with five. Singer: Pain and Glory (2019). Pedro  ...

James Greenberg

Film critics are by-in-large naysayers. Glass half-full kind of people. There is always something lacking in this year’s films. I remember going to Sundance and even before the films started screening people would automatically say, “not as good as  ...

Paula Farmer

This decade of film has had years that were lean, where it was a stretch to pull ten exceptional for the “Best Of” list. But then there were glorious years, brimming with examples of excellence. Overall, it was hard  ...

George Wu

Another decade coming to a close provides an opportunity to reflect on the peak achievements in film, and so without further ado, here are my superlatives in descending order. 10. The Ballad  ...

Little Women (2019)

By my count, there have been at least a dozen film and television productions of “Little Women,” including two silent pictures, a BBC miniseries and a musical. So what is it about Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical novel of the  ...

The Irishman (2019)

Amidst the prosperity of post-war America, two of the institutions that reaped great rewards were labor unions and organized crime. Jimmy Hoffa, the president of the Teamsters Union, needed the muscle of the mob, and the mob needed the  ...

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

"When I grew up in Brooklyn no one committed suicide. Everyone was too unhappy" Woody Allen would famously joke. It's a joke that applies to the dreary "Motherless Brooklyn," though Woody forgot about one thing: murder. That's  ...