The Space Between Us: There’s No Life On Mars

Despite a worthy attempt from Asa Butterfield, this tone-deaf teen romance has zero gravity and zero thrills

The Comedian: It’s Not Easy Being Mean

Robert De Niro’s insult comedy cringe-fest trips over its own clown shoes

Sundance Diary, Day 4: The Day The FBI Came To Park City

Three documentaries on Syria and a day in Sundance’s virtual-reality tent

Sundance Diary, Day 3: Every Californian Has A Cold

Walkouts during Flying Lotus's 'Kuso.' Brittany Snow in 'Bushwick.' Cate Blanchett's 'Manifesto.'

Sundance Diary, Day 2: Landline, Bitch, And The Goddess Salma Hayek

Plus: A march as fun and full of loud women as the hundreds of others around the world — but with its own Sundance frills

Sundance Diary, Day 1: Inconvenient Truths On Inauguration Day

In case it wasn't clear, this is a war

Split: How Many Personalities Does It Take To Make A Comeback Movie?

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is a strange, chilling popcorn thriller, where both the bad guy and his victims are, well, victims

The Founder Is A Capitalist Happy Meal With A Vanilla Shake

The story of the soulless McDonald’s businessman at the heart of the fast-food empire, which opens wide on inauguration weekend, has a moral obligation to say more

Silence Asks, And Tries To Answer: What Would Jesus Do?

Scorsese's sprawling, stunning, often violent epic forces us to grapple with our own religious doubts and uncertainties

Live By Night: Fun, Dumb, And Full Of Guns

Sure, Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era ‘outlaw’ flick isn’t really necessary, but in 2017 it sure feels good to watch a gangster battle the KKK

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America: Klan’s Best Friend

The documentary follows Davis, a black ‘race ambassador’ and musician, as he befriends members of the Ku Klux Klan

Hidden Figures: The Women Who Put A Man In Space

The salute to the black female mathematicians of NASA’s early space program may be sticky-sweet, but that doesn’t mean it won’t make you cry

The Breakout Movie Performances Of 2016

From Kate McKinnon’s ghostbusting antics to Royalty Hightower’s cinematic coming-out party, these were the star turns that made us take notice of this year’s emerging talent

Barry: Obama, The College Years

Director Vikram Gandhi's nuanced portrait of the young Barack Obama is one of the best films of the year

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story You've Seen Before

The legendary blockbuster franchise's first stand-alone movie plays its familiar beats one more time


Season 2 Finale: Who Was The Worst Professor At Hogwarts?

The Top 10 Movies Of 2016

From a farting corpse to faith-questioning sausages to a lonely lobster, these are MTV chief film critic Amy Nicholson's picks for the best films of the year

La La Land: A City Of Tap-Dancing Angels

Emma Stone’s brilliant, but this big-screen musical is way too eager to please


William Shakespeare , Class Of So Freakin’ Baked

The Most Famous Widow In The World

Natalie Portman's performance as 'Jackie' is chilly, precise, and a surefire Oscar contender

Sadness By The Sea

Casey Affleck gives an awards-worthy performance in the bleak, naturalistic 'Manchester By The Sea'


Don't You Forget About John Hughes

Bad Santa 2 Is A Woman-Hating Lump Of Coal In Your Stocking

Even Billy Bob Thornton can’t save this joyless Yuletide sequel

The Brutal Girl Power of Divines

The Cannes award winner about two girls on the loose in Paris is worth seeking out