Godzilla Minus One

Directed by Takashi Yamazaki and set in postwar Tokyo, the film is a throwback to the 1954 original and captures the iconic monster movie’s importance as an artifact of a nation traumatized by losing World War II

The Eight Mountains

This Italian-language film, adapted from a popular novel, was probably my most transcendent big-screen experience of the year.

The Zone of Interest

We’ve seen the horrors of the Holocaust many times before on screen, but in Jonathan Glazer’s chilling The Zone of Interest, we mostly don’t see them; we hear them.

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of David Grann’s popular book—which chronicles the true-crime saga of the 1920s Osage murders—isn’t an easy watch.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Celine Song’s debut movie might at first glance seem like a familiar “love triangle” drama. But the refreshing film—set largely in New York, over three eras of a Korean American woman’s life—is an un-Hollywood love story.

An English-language adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru (1952), which itself was partly inspired by Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, the movie is about a curmudgeonly, lonely London bureaucrat



Few films this year are as visually arresting and theologically interesting as this Danish film

Dreamin’ Wild

As fun as the story is, the heart of the movie is the loving familial relationships it foregrounds: husband and wife, fathers and sons, brothers. All family relationships are fraught and complex, and Dreamin’ Wild doesn’t shy away from this.

The Boys in the Boat

An adaptation of the much-beloved 2014 global bestseller by Daniel James Brown, this George Clooney–directed movie is the type of classically told