Film Reviews

Film Reviews

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

In the past few years there's been a very real invasion from Mexico--by remarkably gifted filmmakers.

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a certified feelgood film that has no use for naked tenderness, disability sentimentality or full-frontal sweetness.

An interesting independent film called "Luce" is framed as a psychological mystery. It labors under more layers of significance than it can handle without falling into contrivance.

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Hollywood" seduces you, in the spirit of its once-upon-a-time title.

Disney's remake of "The Lion King" looks like the real thing--animation that simulates real life in astonishing detail.

The lovely paradox of Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” in subtitled Mandarin and English, is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes…

A fourth "Toy Story," coming nine years after the trilogy ended, is automatically big news. But is it good news? The answer is four times yes, with only minor qualifications.