This week we're revisiting Carl Franklin's sorely under-appreciated neo-noir, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month.
With its weakest hour yet, Lovecraft Country turns in a story that is at turns dull, derivative, and disturbing (but not in a good way).
Jurnee Smollett gives a stunning performance in the strongest, most emotionally compelling episode of Lovecraft Country so far.
Great films are rarely made from great books, and Ciro Guerra's film of J.M. Coetzee's novel underlines the perils—and even the pointlessness—of many literary adaptations.
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Jordan Peele's triumphant sophomore effort is a smart and terrifying cinematic ordeal, and a disturbingly dark mirror held up to America.
Surfing? Bank robbery? Homoerotic bromance? We've found a film The Unenthusiastic Critic can be enthusiastic about.
The race for the Best Actress Oscar begins here, with Julianne Moore's remarkable portrayal of an unremarkable woman.
For St. Patrick's Day, we're heading back to the Emerald Isle with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara for some John Ford paddywhackery.
We're switching seats this week, and The Unenthusiastic Critic is picking the movie: Spike Lee's semi-autobiographic joint Crooklyn.
That's right, we bad, we bad…and so, to be honest, is STIR CRAZY.
They call him MISTER Tibbs: we're celebrating Black History Month with one of Sidney Poitier's greatest performances.
In the world according to the Unenthusiastic Critic, she wouldn't have to watch movies like this.
Damn it feels good to be a gangster, as The Unenthusiastic Critic enjoys her first viewing of Martin Scorsese's classic mob movie. Plus: Oscar talk!
Rapturous and resonant, Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is a deceptively simple cinematic masterpiece.
The Unenthusiastic Critic is thinking about chucking her wedding ring into Mt. Doom.
This week we're discussing all the news that's fit to podcast (and some that isn't).
The Unenthusiastic Critic is an avowed hater of musicals, but can even her cold heart resist the infectious charms of the most beloved musical of all time?
For New Year's Eve, we're rockin' the boat with Master of Disaster Irwin Allen and a star-studded, ultimately disposable cast.
Lush, lyrical, and deeply romantic, Barry Jenkins celebrates the sustaining beauty in one of James Baldwin's darkest stories.
In which we learn the true meaning of Christmas (and never to feed The Unenthusiastic Critic after midnight).
In this holiday season, we're all in it together…except for The Unenthusiastic Critic.
It's the holiday season, so we're holding The Unenthusiastic Critic hostage for her first viewing of the Christmas-adjacent action classic Die Hard.
To celebrate #Noirvember, we're enjoying a femme-fatale face-off, and Nakea's taking lessons on how to have your husband murdered.
I didn't talk the Unenthusiastic Critic into this: she needed this.
On our Election Day episode, The Unenthusiastic Critic goes looking for some Capraesque idealism.
"This ain't history here," Doctor Who reminds us in the smart, powerful, and horrifyingly timely "Rosa."
The Unenthusiastic Critic's 2018 Horror Movie Marathon turns to Ash.
Finger-food is served as The Unenthusiastic Critic's Horror Movie Marathon continues.