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.

Usually the simplest part of reviewing a movie is designating its genre.

Billy Crystal plays a comedy writer with dementia in "Here Today," and Tiffany Haddish is a singer and street performer who becomes his guardian angel, but the mirth is forced and the…

The hero of "Moffie" is a closeted gay conscript in the South Africa of 1981. In addition to the killing arts, he and his fellow draftees are trained in racism and homophobia.

Versus films are a genre unto themselves. Now we have "Godzilla vs. Kong," an addition to the genre that isn't proud so much as inevitable. Or unavoidable.

In "Nobody," the star of "Better Call Saul" plays a placid suburbanite who discovers the pleasures of revenge.

"The Courier," a Cold War spy thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is earnest to a fault.

Working from the Nico Walker novel about the horrors of war and opioid addiction, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have made a screen version that elevates, for better or the gritty source…

In "The Truffle Hunters," a new documentary by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, Italian men in their 60s, 70s and 80s do as they've done for decades--search the forests of the Alba…