The Times's film critic writes as though a review can still make or break a work of art. It can't.
The new documentary is a tour through the U.S.’s shortcomings—but it sells its own brand of blinkered patriotism.
For nearly a year, politicians must work the long, hard road to the New Hampshire primary.
After his brother’s death, the writer began to reconsider the science behind life.
David Denby dives deep into the English classes of three high schools in his new book “Lit Up.”
This canny mash-up of classic literature and drive-in fright quickly plays out its one-note joke.
On a new edition of Betty Friedan's feminist classic.
The Coen brothers have made their most entertaining movie in years—and also their most impenetrable.
Ian Buruma’s memoir of his grandparents follows a tradition of haunting elegies by Jewish descendants.