What a Girl Wants?: On Assassination Nation

Zoe Dubno reviews "Assassination Nation," a "miasma of gore, teen ass, and fake-woke political thought."

In Defense of Sierra Burgess

Despite criticisms, Marlena Trafas argues that “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” portrays deep truths about plus-size teenage insecurity.

The Castaways of Leave No Trace

Debra Granik's new film, "Leave No Trace" reframes the classic castaway story as a competing desire to belong to and to leave modern society.

How James Joyce Shaped Brazil’s New Breakout Film, Araby

Affonso Uchoa's and João Dumans's new film "Araby," shows that the worker's plight crosses time and space from 20th-century Ireland to present-day Brazil.

Not Getting Away With It

Kelly Candaele, himself an identical twin, on the documentary "Three Identical Strangers."

The Rock on Top: From King Kong to Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper

Alix Beeston discusses Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's acting career and the symbology of his body and public persona.

Hereditary and Horror Movie Mothers You Can’t Run Home To

Amanda Feinman reviews Ari Astor's new horror film "Hereditary," pointing out its nuanced take on motherhood not normally seen in the horror genre.