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‘Wish’ Review: Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine Voice a Disappointing Tale of Two Disneys

Disney's latest animated offering —?a celebration of the company's centennial anniversary —?introduces Asha, a headstrong 17-year-old determined to save her kingdom.

‘Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain’ Review: The Latest Proof That Sketch Comedy Works Best in Small Doses

The comedy troupe and 'SNL' contributors make their feature-length film debut with this wacky comedy.

‘Tiger Stripes’ Review: In Malaysia’s Oscar Entry, Puberty Is a Nightmare

Amanda Nell Eu's Cannes Critics' Week prize-winning feature follows three middle-schoolers whose bodily changes are accompanied by creepy happenings.

‘Songs of Earth’ Review: Delicate Norwegian Oscar Submission Meditates on Mortality and Nature

Margreth Olin's film examines the connection between her aged father and the ageless wonder of the land that surrounds them.

‘Thanksgiving’ Review: Patrick Dempsey in an Eli Roth Flick That Offers Just Enough Cheap Kills

A serial killer gets very upset about a Black Friday sale in a throwback slasher pic from the 'Hostel' director.

‘Napoleon’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby Get Bogged Down in the Battles of Ridley Scott’s Historical Epic

David Scarpa’s screenplay covers three decades of European history as the military commander triumphs in the Revolutionary Wars and rises to Emperor of France, only to end his life in exile.

‘Trolls Band Together’ Review: Groan-Worthy Threequel Mines Justin Timberlake’s Boy-Band Past

The third installment in the hit animated franchise features returning voice cast member Anna Kendrick as well as new additions Amy Schumer and Zosia Mamet.

‘Uncropped’ Review: James Hamilton Doc Doubles as a Compelling Elegy for Photojournalism and Alt-Weeklies

Executive produced by Wes Anderson, D.W. Young's film puts Village Voice photographer James Hamilton in the spotlight.

‘Merchant Ivory’ Review: Illuminating Doc Examines the Private and Professional Sides of an Enduring Film Partnership

The prolific company founded by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory became synonymous with elegant literary adaptations in the 1980s and ‘90s.

‘The Walk’ Review: ‘Honeyland’ Director’s Effective Fusion of Political Urgency and Poetic Creativity

Tamara Kotevska’s second feature documentary interweaves refugee children’s stories with scenes from a project that uses the art of puppetry to raise awareness about young lives upended by war and persecution.

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence Is Sorely Missed in Dour Prequel Short on Excitement

Tom Blyth stars as young Coriolanus Snow, charged with mentoring Rachel Zegler’s District 12 Tribute in this earlier chapter of the $2.9 billion franchise, also featuring Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis.

‘The Marvels’ Review: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani Are a Winning Trio in Nia DaCosta’s Heartfelt MCU Sequel

In the highly anticipated follow-up to 'Captain Marvel,' three heroes find their fates and powers intertwined.

‘The Stones and Brian Jones’ Review: Nick Broomfield Captures the Chaos and the Brilliance of a Gifted Musician’s Brief Life

The documentarian weaves together a vast range of archival material and new commentary from bandmate Bill Wyman in this portrait of Jones and the early years of The Rolling Stones.

‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ Review: Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn Lead a Strong Cast in a Formulaic Suspense Drama

Neil Burger directs an adaptation of a best-selling novel about a woman whose father kidnapped her mother decades earlier.

‘What Happens Later’ Review: The Cuteness Wears Thin in Meg Ryan’s Screen Return Opposite David Duchovny

The actress toplines and directs a slightly surreal romantic comedy-drama about two former lovers stuck together in an airport during a winter storm.

Critic’s Notebook: Three Debut Features Give Depth and Dimension to Black Mothers

A.V. Rockwell's 'A Thousand and One,' Savanah Leaf's 'Earth Mama' and now Raven Jackson's 'All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt' are revelatory dramas that shape and shade more complex screen representations of Black mothers.