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Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 12, 2018

‘Green Book' Review: Odd-Couple Dramedy Is Timely Feel-Good Movie
African-American musician and his Italian-American driver tour 1960's South in true story of race, class and redemption

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 08, 2018

‘The Grinch' Review: You're a Mediocre One, Mr. Grinch
New animated take on the Dr. Seuss classic — featuring Benedict Cumberbatch — won't make you green with envy

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 08, 2018

‘Overlord' Review: Your Basic WWII Soldiers vs. Nazi Super-Zombies Blockbuster
J.J. Abrams-produced mash-up of men-on-a-mission adventures and monster movies feels like several throwbacks in one

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 08, 2018

‘Outlaw King' Review: Bloody Epic Proves Chris Pine Is Brave of Heart
Historical epic about Scottish independence brings on the blood, mud and broadswords — and a strong performance from its leading man

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 07, 2018

‘The Girl in the Spider's Web' Review: Claire Foy Is Ready to Kick Your Ass
'The Crown' actress steps into the role of 'Dragon Tattoo' avenging angel Lisbeth Salander and completely makes it her own

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 06, 2018

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Review: Go West, Coen Brothers
The filmmakers drop their patented irony into this Western anthology movie about gunfighters, gold diggers and frontier fatalism

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 05, 2018

‘The Front Runner' Review: Rewind to the Moment That Politics Went Tabloid
Jason Reitman's drama revisits the moment when presidential hopeful Gary Hart's adultery became a national affair

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 02, 2018

‘A Private War' Review: A Reporter's Life in Hot Spots and Combat Zones
Recounting of the life and times of famed war correspondent Marie Colvin is still a biopic, albeit an unusually urgent one

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 02, 2018

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman' Review: One Filmmaker Pays Tribute to Another
Margarethe von Trotta remembers the first time she saw it. It was the early Sixties, and […]

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 01, 2018

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' Review: Tchaikovsky Is Rolling In His Grave
This wretched attempt to turn the famous fairy tale/ballet into a blockbuster gives a bad name to family entertainment

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 01, 2018

‘Maria By Callas' Is the Encore the Legendary Diva Demands
An intimate, unabashedly reverential new documentary lets larger-than-life opera star Maria Callas tell her story in her own voice

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Nov 01, 2018

‘Bodied' Review: Battle-Rap Comedy Fights P.C. Culture to a Draw
Comedy about white academic immersed in battle-rap culture is a major rush — and a huge missed opportunity

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 31, 2018

‘The Other Side of the Wind' Review: All's Welles That Ends Welles
Orson Welles' legendary unfinished film is finally complete — and proves he's still ahead of his time

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 30, 2018

‘Boy Erased' Review: A Heartfelt Portrait of a Teen's Struggle With His Sexuality
Lucas Hedges shines alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in this harrowing real-life tale of a gay teen whose parents send him to conversion therapy

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 30, 2018

‘Bohemian Rhapsody' Review: Rami Malek Will Rock You
Biopic on flamboyant, unforgettable Queen frontman has its share of flaws — but the star's take on Freddie Mercury saves the day

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 26, 2018

‘Viper Club' Review: A Kinder, Gentler Desperate-Mother Melodrama
Susan Sarandon's story of a mom searching for her war-journalist son is a superior arthouse model of a Lifetime movie

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 25, 2018

‘London Fields' Review: A Woman, Three Men and One Massive Turd of a Movie
Martin Amis's Nineties nihilism-chic novel comes to the screen, and it is worse than you can imagine

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 25, 2018

‘Monrovia, Indiana' Review: Small Town U.S.A., Frederick Wiseman Style
Legendary documentarian turns his camera on pro-gun, pro-God Midwestern town and gives us a snapshot of 2018 Americana

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 24, 2018

‘Burning' Review: Love Triangles, Class Envy Fuel Three-Alarm Thriller
South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong delivers a knockout with story of two men, a woman and a missing-person mystery

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 24, 2018

‘Suspiria' Review: Horror Remake Is Mesmerizing, Maddening and a Mess
Luca Guadagnino's remake of the Italian-horror landmark gives us a totemic Tilda Swinton — and too much subtext

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 23, 2018

‘Shirkers' Review: Autopsy of Long-Lost Film Project Is One Personal Exorcism
Sandi Tan's sui generis documentary chronicles the making of a lost indie cult movie — and revenge on the man who took it from its creators

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 18, 2018

‘What They Had' Review: Tender Family Story Is No Disease-of-the-Week Melodrama
A-list cast turn story of elderly mother suffering from Alzheimer's into a touching, poignant story of the ties that bind

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 18, 2018

‘The Guilty' Review: First-Time Caller, Longtime Cop-vs.-Kidnapper Thriller
Danish nerve-jangler pits a cop working a 911-dispatch beat in a race against time — while never leaving the room

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 17, 2018

‘Wildlife' Review: A Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Carrie Mulligan gives a career-best performance in actor-turned-director Paul Dano's scathing, sharp familial melodrama

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 17, 2018

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?' Review: Melissa McCarthy's a Forger Who's the Real Thing
The comedian gets sharp-tongued and serious as Lee Israel, a biographer who became a first-rate literary-correspondence faker

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 16, 2018

‘Mid90s' Review: Jonah Hill's Skaterat Coming-of-Age Movie
Actor's directorial debut rewinds back to Clinton-era L.A., where a young kid gets an education in sex, drugs and skaterat culture

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 16, 2018

‘Halloween' Review: A Slasher-Movie Reboot for the #MeToo Era
Jamie Lee Curtis and director David Gordon Green gives us the one true sequel to the gamechanging 1978 original

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 12, 2018

‘Watergate' Review: Near-Definitive Doc Looks at Granddaddy of POTUS Scandals
Here's how it's worked, the traditional go-to method for diving down the barrel of the smoking […]

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 12, 2018

‘The Kindergarten Teacher': Maggie Gyllenhaal Peaks in Poetry Prodigy Drama
Remake of Israeli film hands the actor the plum role of a woman who discovers a child prodigy — and becomes obsessed with his talent

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 11, 2018

‘The Happy Prince' Review: A Wilde and Crazy Guy
Director-actor Rupert Everett tackles Oscar Wilde in his later years, and proves this was the role he was born to play

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 11, 2018

‘Thunder Road' Review: A Cop, A Character Study, An Instant Classic
Writer-director-actor Jim Cummings' tale of a policeman on the verge of a nervous breakdown introduces a major talent — and is the indie film you need to see this year

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 11, 2018

‘Bad Times at the El Royale' Review: Retro Star-Studded Goof's Quite the Gamble
An A-list cast spices up story of mysterious travelers, old-school Vegas hotel and some serious WTF turns

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 11, 2018

‘Beautiful Boy': Carell, Chalamet Star in Gut-Wrenching Addiction Drama
Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star as father and son in this powerful drug-addiction drama based on true stories

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 10, 2018

Paul Greengrass Shakes You to the Core With Domestic Terrorism Tale '22 July'
Director's latest docudrama re-enacts the 2011 massacre in Norway with chilling accuracy — but it stumbles when revisiting the details of the aftermath

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 10, 2018

‘The Oath' Review: What's Worse, Hellish Dystopias or Family Holiday Dinners?
Writer-director-star Ike Barinholtz's dark comedy about citizen loyalty oaths and toxic partisan discourse starts as a satire and turns into a sinkhole

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 10, 2018

‘First Man' Review: Neil Armstrong Biopic Brings a Hero Back to Earth
'La La Land' duo Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling don't give us a flag-waving hero but a human being — and that makes all the difference

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 05, 2018

‘Private Life' Review: Laughter, Tears, Great Actors and the Infertility Blues
Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn and writer-director Tamara Jenkins turn this dramedy about a middle-aged couple trying to conceive into a bittersweet symphony

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 04, 2018

Amandla Stenberg Shines in Hard-Hitting ‘The Hate U Give'
A police shooting forces a teen to reckon with racism in this exceptional adaptation of Angie Thomas' young-adult bestseller

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 03, 2018

‘Venom' Review: This Mess of a Marvel Supervillain Movie Bites
Not even Tom Hardy can save this attempt to combine a dark super-antihero story and 'Deadpool'-style shenanigans

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Oct 01, 2018

‘A Star Is Born' Review: Cooper, Lady Gaga Hit All the Right Notes
Actor-director Bradley Cooper and his pop-star costar turn a millennial take on this Hollywood warhorse into a modern classic

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 27, 2018

Alex Honnold Documentary ‘Free Solo' Is as Extreme as the Man
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin chronicle climber's dramatic rope-free summit of 3,000-foot El Capitan with heart-stopping detail

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 27, 2018

People of Color Unite in ‘Monsters and Men,' Reinaldo Marcus Green's Powerful Debut
John David Washington is on a career roll this year

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 27, 2018

‘Hold the Dark' Review: Blood, Snow and Wolves Are Just the Tip of Thriller's Iceberg
'Green Room' filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier's art-horror adaptation of Arctic Noir novel is bloody, brutal, bleak and Freudian as hell

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 26, 2018

‘Night School' Review: Hart/Haddish Comedy Gets an F for Effort
How do you pair the two top-notch screen comedians and make something so painfully, pitifully unfunny?

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 26, 2018

‘The Old Man & the Gun' Review: Redford Robs Banks — and Steals Your Heart
In what may be the 82-year-old icon's swan song, the star goes out swinging as a gentleman bank robber in one helluva movie

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 21, 2018

‘Assassination Nation' Review: Faster, Pussycat! LOL! LOL!
Female-revenge movie mistakes snark for satire and sex-and-violence for serious state-of-the-nation commentary — and ends up soaking in its own toxicity

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 21, 2018

Spilling the Tea: For Dames Maggie, Judi, Eileen and Joan, No Subject Is Off Limits
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright let it rip in Roger Michell's documentary 'Tea With the Dames'

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 20, 2018

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls' Review: Thrills, Chills and Jack Black
Black, Cate Blanchett and director Eli Roth turn a YA horror classic into a spooky good time

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 20, 2018

Keira Knightley Gives ‘Colette' an Exhilarating Kick
A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her — and there's a nonstop onslaught of them

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 20, 2018

Keira Knightley Gives ‘Collette' an Exhilarating Kick
A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her — and there's a nonstop onslaught of them.

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 19, 2018

‘The Sisters Brothers' Review: Guns, Gold and Greed in the Wild, Warped West
Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly are frontier hit-men who meet their match int his beautifully odd horse opera

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 19, 2018

‘Life Itself' Review: We Have Now Seen the Worst Movie of 2018
Dan Fogelman's multi-stacked melodrama goes up in a blaze of crass tear-jerking, unrelenting tragedy porn and unearned self-congratulation

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 19, 2018

‘Love, Gilda' Review: Gilda Radner Doc Is a Clips Montage With Benefits
Portrait of the First Lady of 'SNL' gives you a treasure trove of best-of moments, personal artifacts — and little else

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 18, 2018

‘Fahrenheit 11/9' Review: Michael Moore is Mad as Hell and Won't Take It Anymore
The documentarian comes out swinging at the Trump administration — and reminds us that we need to take the dire situation our country is in very seriously

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 14, 2018

‘A Simple Favor' Is A Sexy, Twisty Neo-Noir
Don't let the unruly plot ruin the fun: Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick make for a crackling onscreen duo

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 13, 2018

‘The Predator' Review: He's Back, Bloodier and Snarkier Than Ever
Shane Black's reboot brings much needed blood and banter to the sci-fi/action series — but it's still a franchise-first entry

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 12, 2018

‘The Children Act' Review: All Rise for Emma Thompson
Playing a family court judge, the two-time Oscar winner turns in another stirring performance in this otherwise wooden adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 12, 2018

‘White Boy Rick' Review: True Story of 1980s Informant Talks Loud, Says Little
Tale of Rick Wershe Jr., who went from underage drug kingpin to FBI plant to prisoner, tells his story with little big-pic takeaways

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 12, 2018

‘I Think We're Alone Now' Review: There's No Surviving This Postapocalyptic Drama
Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning bravely face the end of the world, but they can't overcome a barrage of clichés

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 06, 2018

‘Peppermint' Review: Formulaic Shoot-'Em-Up Lets Down Audiences — and Its Star
Jennifer Garner has a very particular set of skills. But this copycat action flick doesn't let her use them.

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 05, 2018

‘Mandy' Review: Revenge, Rage-in-a-Nicolas-Cage Style
Actor stars in acid-tinged thriller/horror movie about Manson-ite cults, demons and chainsaws — and matches its lunacy head-on

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 05, 2018

‘The Nun' Review: ‘Conjuring' Prequel Is an Unholy Mess
Latest entry of the horror franchise aims for some ol' time religious scares and comes up empty

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Sep 04, 2018

‘Blaze' Review: Country-Music Cult Hero Gets the Biopic He Deserves
Actor-director Ethan Hawke turns the story of hard-livin' troubadour Blaze Foley into a tribute to artistic integrity — and the best music biopic of the year

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 31, 2018

‘The Little Stranger' Review: A Haunting Meditation on Time
'Room' director Lenny Abrahamson crafts an elegiac mystery that's much more than a typical ghost story

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 30, 2018

Despite Natural Chemistry, Keanu and Winona Fail to Charm in ‘Destination Wedding'
Reeves and Ryder play two broken, jaded people looking for love in writer-director Victor Levin's agonizing twist on a romcom

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 29, 2018

‘Operation Finale' Review: Oscar Isaac Hunts Nazis in True-Story Thriller
Story of how Mossad agents tracked down one of the most notorious war criminals ever gives Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley meaty roles — and little else

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 24, 2018

‘The Happytime Murders' Review: Puppet Raunchfest is Dead on Arrival
There's little joy to be found in this senselessly crass and seriously unfunny first-time effort from the Jim Henson Company's adult-themed division

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 24, 2018

‘Support the Girls' Review: The Great American Breastaraunt Movie Has Arrived
How filmmaker Andrew Bujalski and a peerless female cast turn story of sisterhood in Hooters-like workplace into one of the best films of 2018

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 23, 2018

‘Blue Iguana' Review: Wannabe Noir Comedy Falls Flat
Even the genius of Sam Rockwell can't save this hackneyed crime caper centered on a stolen gemstone

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 22, 2018

‘Papillon' Review: Despair Tough to Escape in Remake of Prison Epic
Updated take on the 1973 classic offers solid performances and plenty of action, but fails to inspire like the original

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 22, 2018

‘Searching' Review: High-Tech Thriller Delivers Old-Fashioned Chills
Director Aneesh Chaganty's feature debut takes a deep dive into the dark web — and keeps moviegoers on the edge of their seats

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 17, 2018

‘Juliet, Naked' Review: Music Superfandom Gets the Quirky, Spiky Romcom Treatment
Chris O'Dowd, Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke star in story of a professor who idolizes a singer-songwriter — and his girlfriend who once dated him

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 16, 2018

‘Mile 22' Review: Mark Wahlberg Action Thriller Feels Like ‘InfoWars: The Movie'
Story of black-ops unit escorting whistleblower through dangerous streets should be first-class action flick — instead it's an incoherent, chaotic rant

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 15, 2018

‘Minding the Gap' Review: Teen-Skater Doc Is Peerless Portrait of Young Manhood
Filmmaker Bing Liu chronicles his (and his best friends') life on a skateboard — and beautifully charts how we look at modern masculinity

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 15, 2018

‘Alpha' Review: Prehistoric Boy-Meets-Wolf Epic Is Genuinely Awe-Inspiring
Story of young man and his furry Canis lupis friend separated from their respective packs is just the coming-of-Ice-Age movie we didn't know we needed

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 14, 2018

‘The Wife' Review: Glenn Close's Spouse Is Mad as Hell in High-Lit Relationship Drama
Adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's novel of long-suffering spouse who hits her breaking point is blessed with a tour-de-force performance

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 13, 2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians' Review: Romcom Is Crazy Representative, Frothy Fun
Breezy story of a Chinese-American meeting her boyfriend's extravagantly wealthy family is perfect way to end the summer moviegoing season

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 09, 2018

‘A Prayer Before Dawn' Review: Kickboxer's Prison Memoir Is Punch to the Gut
Story of British ex-pat literally fighting for survival in Bangkok cellblocks is brutal, beautiful

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 09, 2018

‘The Meg' Review: Jason Statham's Man-vs.-Shark Blockbuster Needs a Bigger Boat
How do you make a blockbuster movie starring a superhuman action star and a giant prehistoric monster that's so deadly dull? Let us count the ways

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 06, 2018

‘BlacKkKlansman' Review: Spike Lee Delivers a Hellraising Masterpiece
The filmmaker turns true story of an African-American cop who infiltrated the white supremacy group in 1970s into an incendiary indictment of our current moment

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 03, 2018

‘Christopher Robin' Review: Ewan McGregor, Meet a Bear Named Pooh
The now-grown boy of A.A. Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' stories reunites with his childhood friends in this alternately wonderful and disturbing Disney movie

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Aug 02, 2018

‘Nico, 1988' Review: Offbeat Biopic of Late Singer Gives Her Inner Life
Instead of the Velvet Underground era, we get the iconic chanteuse's autumn years — and that makes all the difference

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 31, 2018

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post' Review: Gay-Conversion Drama Is Timely, Too Timid
Sundance jury-prize winner about youth sent to "pray the gay away" camps is heartfelt, tender and too close to an 'Afterschool Special' for comfort

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 30, 2018

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me' Review: D.O.A. Comedy Does Kate McKinnon No Favors
'SNL' veteran and costar Mila Kunis are left stranded in this flat espionage farce that should have stayed undercover

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 27, 2018

‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood' Review: L.A. Closet Confidential
Portrait of Scotty Bowers, a legendary "pimp to the stars" and fixture of Hollywood's gay underground, is less a doc than endless marquee-name dish

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 24, 2018

‘Hot Summer Nights' Review: Timothee Chalamet's Stuck in Lukewarm Drama
'Call Me By Your Name' star's earlier coming-of-age work does the young actor no favors

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 20, 2018

‘The Equalizer 2' Review: Denzel Washington Returns to Right More Wrongs
Sequel to the 2014 adaptation of TV show finds our man correcting even more imbalances - and this time it's personal

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 19, 2018

‘McQueen' Review: Portrait of a Fashion Shock Artist As a Genius
Doc on the late designer Alexander McQueen is ravishing, haunting and a must-see

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 19, 2018

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Review: ABBA-Fab Sequel Suffers From Streepless Throats
Not even the mighty Cher can keep this jukebox-musical from from feeling like an S.O.S.

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 18, 2018

‘Blindspotting' Review: Tale of Two Oaklands Couldn't Be More Personal
'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs and poet Rafael Casal give their hometown a valentine in story of ex-con, his best friend and a rapidly changing city

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 16, 2018

‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Review: Tom Cruise Runs, Jumps, Flies - and Delivers
Latest in spy-vs.-spy franchise finds its star once again saving the world - and the summer movie season

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 13, 2018

‘Shock and Awe' Review: Journalistic Drama Is No ‘All the President's Men'
Rob Reiner's chronicle of two reporters fighting an administration's war on reality should be the Fourth Estate movie we need - so why isn't it?

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 12, 2018

‘Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot' Review: Tragedy, Triumph, Cartoons
Joaquin Phoenix and director Gus Van Sant turn a biopic of quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan into something tender, unique

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 11, 2018

‘Eighth Grade' Review: Tender Take on Teen Angst Is Flat-Out Triumph
Bo Burnham's story about a 14-year-old misfit is one of the funniest, saddest and most heartfelt teen movies ever

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 11, 2018

‘Skyscraper' Review: The Rock vs. World's Tallest Building, Guess Who Wins?
Dwayne Johnson gets serious in disaster film-meets-'Die Hard' blockbuster - and slightly misses the mark

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 05, 2018

‘Whitney' Review: Portrait of Late Singer Puts Tragedy Front and Center
Kevin Macdonald's doc on Whitney Houston drops a shocking revelation - but his look at how she fell apart is anything but sensationalistic

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 03, 2018

‘Sorry to Bother You' Review: Welcome to the WTF Satire of the Summer
Boots Riley's brilliant, take-no-prisoners comedy skewers social norms, racial strife and the media - then things get really weird

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jul 03, 2018

‘The First Purge' Review: Horror Prequel Gets Even More Pulpy, Political
Horror franchise takes viewers back to Purge-day ground zero - and takes its B-movie premise into incendiary territory

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 29, 2018

'Woman Walks Ahead' Review: Biopic on Feminist Painter Is One Big Falsehood
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 20, 2018 is:

balmy ? \BAH-mee\  ? adjective
1 a : having the qualities of balm : soothing

b : mild, temperate

2 : crazy, foolish



Examples:
"Men often don't moisturize their skin during the hotter months, but should. It's a misconception that oily skin doesn't get dehydrated. Use a lightweight moisturizer that isn't heavy or sticky in balmy weather." — Joane Amay, Ebony, June 2018

"He arose with the first peep of day, and sallied forth to enjoy the balmy breeze of morning...." — Thomas Love Peacock, Headlong Hall, 1816



Did you know?
It's no secret that balmy is derived from balm, an aromatic ointment or fragrance that heals or soothes. So when did it come to mean "foolish," you might wonder? Balmy goes back to the 15th century and was often used in contexts referring to weather, such as "a balmy breeze" or, as Mark Twain wrote in Tom Sawyer, "The balmy summer air, the restful quiet...." Around the middle of the 19th century, it developed a new sense suggesting a weak or unbalanced mind. It is uncertain if the soft quality or the soothing effect of balm influenced this use. But later in the century, balmy be

Rolling Stone Movie Reviews
Jun 29, 2018

‘Woman Walks Ahead' Review: Biopic on Feminist Painter Is One Big Falsehood
Jessica Chastain tries her best to save this factually inaccurate portrait of a frontier activist/Sitting Bull cohort Caroline Weldon

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