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.

The drama Room tells the story of a boy and his mother (played by Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson) who are being held captive in a windowless room. Caitlin Cronenberg/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Film Critic David Edelstein Says 2015 Offered An 'Embarrassment Of Riches'

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Rekindling The Spirit Of A Galaxy Far, Far Away In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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'The Big Short' Puts A Suspenseful, Comic Spin On The 2008 Financial Meltdown

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Spike Lee Pits Sex Against Guns In A Powerful Message Movie

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High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

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'Mockingjay — Part 2' Ends The 'Hunger Games' Series With A Potent Anti-War Message

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Old And New Worlds Collide In An Unpredictable, Lovely 'Brooklyn'

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Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian D'Arcy James are members of the Boston Globe investigation team that uncovers a sex-abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church in the film, Spotlight. Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films hide caption

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All-Star 'Spotlight' Cast Creates A Riveting Movie About Investigative Journalism

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Black Comedy 'Crisis' Is Marred By A Hollywood Ending

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Peter Sarsgaard plays social scientist Stanley Milgram in Experimenter. Jason Robinette/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Experimenter' Revisits A Decades-Old Trial Of Free Will And Compassion

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'Room' Transforms A Lurid Crime Story Into A Fairy Tale With A Boy Hero

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'The Martian' Is A Gripping, Out-Of-This World Space Saga

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Andrew Garfield portrays Dennis Nash, a man charged with carrying out evictions, in 99 Homes. Broad Green Pictures hide caption

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'99 Homes': A Morality Play Built On Foreclosures And Evictions

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'Sicario' Offers A Stupendous, Morally Chaotic Dive Into The Drug Wars

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Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis are serial cheaters who meet up years after having a one-night stand in Sleeping with Other People. Linda Kallerus/IFC Films hide caption

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'Sleeping With Other People': A Romantic Comedy That Breaks With Convention

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