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Film Reviews

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW; he airs his current musings on the film industry in a biweekly column for the paper as well. He has worked for The New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and his freelance writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Playboy, GQ and the Columbia Journalism Review. He has also written for television; his scripts include "The Boy In the Plastic Bubble" and several episodes of "Law & Order." Joe is a founding member of the National Society of Film Critics and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.

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Only Lovers Left Alive

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is a daring venture in mainstream entertainment, and it's pretty terrific for the most part. more >>


"Divergent" features a strong heroine battling for survival in a dystopian future. more >>

Need for Speed

"Need for Speed" is nothing if not racy... more >>

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hardly a moment goes by in "The Grand Budapest Hotel" when there isn't something to make us smile... more >>


The suspense thriller "Non-Stop" plays a reliably old-fashioned game of finding the bad guy among 150 passengers and the crew. more >>

In Secret; Barefoot

Joe Morgenstern warns movie-goers off two films opening this week. more >>

Winter's Tale

One of my readers at the Wall Street Journal sent me an email: "Joe, Please tell me that "Winter's Tale" is a great movie befitting a wonderful book..." more >>

Tim's Vermeer

The documentary "Tim's Vermeer" is a fascinating work about the porous border between technology and art. more >>

Like Father, Like Son

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is loosely based on the Tom Clancy canon... more >>

The Wolf of Wall Street

In "The Wolf of Wall Street" Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, the celebrated crook of the 1990's more >>


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American Hustle

Ho, hum, another holiday season and another great movie from David O. Russell. more >>
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Joe Morgenstern

Film Reviews presented by Joe Morgenstern, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Wall Street Journal.



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