The Front Row
Richard Brody offers notes on blockbuster movies, independent films, and documentaries.
Jazz Review: A Crucial Charles Mingus Concert Finally Gets Its Due
The new album “Mingus at Carnegie Hall” makes a 1974 performance available in full for the first time.
By Richard BrodyJune 15, 2021
A Rediscovered Featurette from the Modern Master of Horror
George A. Romero’s “The Amusement Park,” from 1973, dramatizes the troubles faced by elderly Americans.
By Richard BrodyJune 11, 2021
Bo Burnham and the Possibilities of the Cinematic Selfie
For his Netflix special “Inside,” the comedian spent the pandemic year training the camera on himself, with fascinating but ultimately disheartening results.
By Richard BrodyJune 9, 2021
What to Stream, Urgently: “Compensation,” a Modern Classic Rescued
One of the greatest independent films, never released theatrically, is available on the Criterion Channel.
By Richard BrodyJune 4, 2021
“Joji,” Reviewed: The First Major Film of the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this adaptation of “Macbeth,” set in India, the medical crisis reflects a world out of joint.
By Richard BrodyJune 1, 2021
What to Stream: “Mississippi Mermaid,” François Truffaut’s Hitchcockian Thriller
Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo bring star power to a tale of trauma and romantic doom.
By Richard BrodyMay 28, 2021
“A Quiet Place Part II,” Reviewed: John Krasinski’s Limited View of Horror
He doesn’t see the world that he’s creating, only the story that he’s telling.
By Richard BrodyMay 26, 2021
“Tale of Cinema,” Reviewed: A Crucial Hong Sang-soo Film Finally Reaches Theatres
The South Korean director displays his ambitions in this drama about the milieu of filmmaking.
By Richard BrodyMay 24, 2021
Review: “The Woman in the Window” Is Junk with Visual Verve
Joe Wright’s adaptation of the best-selling book is a run-of-the-mill whodunnit with a persuasive vision of psychological chaos.
By Richard BrodyMay 17, 2021
“There Is No Evil,” Reviewed: A Powerful Feature About Iranian Executioners
Mohammad Rasoulof’s haunting new drama reveals horrific truths about the secrecy-shrouded practice of capital punishment in Iran.
By Richard BrodyMay 14, 2021
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