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It’s either Chadwick Boseman or Gary Oldman for best actor, says critic Joe Morgenstern. See who else our film critic picked for the Oscars’ top 6 categories.

Film critic Joe Morgenstern reviews “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank” and more of this year’s acclaimed films

Review: Apart from the battle scenes, which are computer-generated and sometimes quite beautiful, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is a patchwork production full of bad ideas poorly executed, writes film critic Joe Morgenstern

Review: What gives France's Oscar entry “Two of Us” its singular power is the hurtling urgency of the storytelling and the brilliance of the acting, writes Joe Morgenstern

Review: Judd Apatow's "The King of Staten Island," starring Pete Davidson, can be raw, sometimes startling, but before and after everything else the film is hilarious, and constitutes a cockeyed pantheon of comic performances, writes Joe Morgenstern

In 1990, the gifted film critic Joe Morgenstern profiled the one-man clown car that was Robin Williams and found a man as complex as he was funny. And he was very funny.

"Too much-ness with not enough-ness" Joe Morgenstern's review on #Dolittle  ⬇️

Joe Morgenstern on this year's best films: The big-screen medium continues to surprise and delight, despite dire predictions of its demise

The action is impressive and the stars are personally as well as gladiatorially appealing, but the filmmakers seem to have shot the treatment instead of the script, writes Joe Morgenstern

Good movies about the moon are easy to find, and ever more so with the Apollo 11 anniversary upon us. Here are Journal critic Joe Morgenstern's five favorite journeys.


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From a technical point of view the production is a marvel, yet “The Lion King” redux doesn’t feel marvelous, let alone like a magical creation from the Magic Kingdom, writes Joe Morgenstern

Spike Lee doesn’t mince words in “BlacKkKlansman.” He ignites them, revels in their combustibility and illustrates them with inflammatory images, writes Joe Morgenstern.

'Tomb Raider' generates no joy, makes negligible sense, and seals its own tomb with a climax of perfect absurdity writes WSJ's Joe Morgenstern

Who will win the top awards at this year’s Oscars? Joe Morgenstern has his say – and you can, too, in our annual ballot

'Get Out,' 'Lady Bird' and 'Their Finest' feature in Joe Morgenstern's best films of 2017

'The Shape of Water': A movie that uses the power of classic cinema to pull its disparate themes together more or less seamlessly, writes Joe Morgenstern

In "Batman v Superman," darkness reigns not so supreme, Joe Morgenstern writes in his review

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