David Edelstein

David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also written film criticism for the Village Voice, The New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he is the author of the play Blaming Mom, and the co-author of Shooting to Kill (with producer Christine Vachon).

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1:21 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

A Holocaust Survivor Searches For Her Past In Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix'

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3:13 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

In 'Trainwreck', A Screwball Comedy Fades To Family-Values Formulaic

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1:20 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

'Tangerine', A Teeny-Budget Comedy That Packs An Emotional Wallop

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1:47 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

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1:26 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Pixar's 'Inside Out' Is A Mind-Opening Masterpiece

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12:02 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

A 'Wolfpack' Of Brothers Who Met The World Through Movies

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3:37 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

In 'Spy', Melissa McCarthy Shines Amid Crude Jokes And Chase Scenes

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4:21 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

The Future Is Bright In The Time-And-Space Twisting 'Tomorrowland'

Casey (Britt Robertson) experiences a fantastic futuristic world in Tomorrowland.
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Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Much of Brad Bird's Disney sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland is terrific fun, but it's one of the strangest family movies I've seen: Bird's not just making a case for hope, he's making a furious, near-hysterical case against anti-hope.

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3:04 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Souped-Up Vehicles And Road Warriors Reign In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 10:29 pm

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1:56 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Schwarzenegger Meets Zombies In A Haunting, Slow-Paced New Film

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3:42 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Hollywood Offers Up A Bevy Of Superheroes In 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

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1:58 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Deception And Suspense By The Sea In The Iranian Mystery 'About Elly'

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1:17 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

In 'True Story,' A Shamed Journalist Interviews A Fugitive Who Stole His Identity

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1:30 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

In 'Clouds Of Sils Maria,' An Actress Faces Past, Present And Future In An Instant

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1:15 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

In 'While We're Young,' The Border Between Ridicule And Sympathy Is Thin

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1:36 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

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1:43 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

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1:44 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 3:43 pm

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1:34 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

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1:52 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

If You Strip The Bondage, '50 Shades' Is A Conventional Love Story

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