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.
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Philosophically Rich 'Isle Of Dogs' Is A Howl Of Joy

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Humor Blends With Tragedy In The Farcical 'Death of Stalin'

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Spy Thriller 'Red Sparrow' Is A Long Slog With Minimal Suspense

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Mythic 'Black Panther' Is A Momentous Event In Pop Culture History

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Clint Eastwood Celebrates Old-Fashioned Heroism In 'The 15:17 To Paris'

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Documentary Offers A Devastating Look At The Obama Administration's 'Final Year'

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The Vigilant Thriller 'In The Fade' Melds Tragedy With Nihilism

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'Florida Project' Tops David Edelstein's List Of The Year's Best Films

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'Phantom Thread' Is Deeply Weird And Marvelously Entertaining

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'Last Jedi' Puts The Smarts — And The Heart — Back Into The 'Star Wars' Franchise

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'I, Tonya' Offers A Sympathetic Second Act To A Disgraced Figure Skater

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Delusions Of Grandeur Take Center Stage In James Franco's 'Disaster Artist'

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'Three Billboards' Is a Vigilante-Revenge Thriller That Goes Off The Rails

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'Lady Bird' Soars With An Intimate Portrait Of Mother-Daughter Angst

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'Novitiate' Captures A Watershed Moment In The Life Of The Catholic Church

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