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.

Energy flows from anxiety in "Uncut Gems." You may be exhausted but you'll never be bored by Adam Sandler's astonishing performance.

"The Aeronauts" is in the Jules Verne vein of "Around the World In 80 Days," but on a slightly more modest scale.

It's tempting to say that "Knives Out" is the sort of movie they don't make any more, but they didn't make all that many way back when, because it's really hard to pull off a…

Tom Hanks is Fred Rogers, the children's TV host in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." The movie was made for grownups, of course, so sticky sweetness threatens at every turn.

Movies about car racing sound like operas scored entirely for bassos. "Ford v Ferrari" fills that bill, but it also has significant things to say on a variety of worthy subjects.

Every divorce story is a marriage story, but every movie about divorce is not on the level of Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story."

Here's an all-points bulletin about Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman."

Words, words, words. "Synonyms," an Israeli  film  set in Paris, is all about them. For once, though, wordiness in a movie is a good thing, even a delightful thing.