Bilge Ebiri is a film critic for New York and Vulture. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Criterion Collection.

  1. cannes 2023
    Wim Wenders Has Been Trying to Make Perfect Days His Whole LifeThe director’s latest Cannes premiere is probably the best film he’s made since Until the End of the World.
  2. cannes 2023
    Could a Documentary Win at Cannes This Year?Nonfiction has been notoriously absent from past competition lineups, but two well-regarded docs may have a chance at the 2023 Palme d’Or.
  3. cannes 2023
    Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson ForeverOne of the great pleasures of Asteroid City is reflecting on how this duo’s collaboration has changed over the decades.
  4. cannes 2023
    A Great Director Returns After 31 Years With a Grudge Against CannesCannes failed to communicate to Victor Erice that his first film in decades would be playing out of competition. So he skipped the premiere.
  5. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of John Wick: Chapter 4That final shot and the end-credits stinger might be more closely connected than they appear.
  6. cannes 2023
    Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Heartbreaking Monster Hovers Between This World and the NextThere might be no better film about the indisputable fact that we never really know what someone else is going through.
  7. cannes 2023
    Takeshi Kitano Kills AgainSome directors’ late films are stripped-down, austere, deliberately paced; Kitano seems to be going in the opposite direction, god bless him.
  8. cannes 2023
    Jonathan Glazer’s Auschwitz Drama Borders on the UnwatchableThe shock of his new movie, which premiered to wild reception at Cannes, is not in the graphic terrors it depicts, but in what it doesn’t show.
  9. cannes 2023
    Todd Haynes’s May December Is a Deeply Uncomfortable MovieWatching it with an audience, I found myself cackling with delight. Stepping out into the rainy night, however, I felt like I needed to take a shower.
  10. cannes 2023
    Killers of the Flower Moon Turns Out to Be the Simplest, Slipperiest of ThingsIt’s not Martin Scorsese’s western, and it’s not another gangster epic. It’s his marriage story.
  11. cannes 2023
    This Year’s Gore-Soaked Spectacle of Depravity and Pain at CannesYou can practically smell the Black Flies director chain-smoking behind the camera, muttering about spitting in the face of humanity.
  12. movie review
    The Gripping Night of the 12th Scratches That Zodiac ItchFrance’s big award winner is an unsettling look at a real-life unsolved case.
  13. cannes 2023
    Michael Douglas Is the Expert on Movie Sex Scenes, According to Michael Douglas“You put your hand here and then we’re going to go kiss, kiss, and then we’re going to go down.”
  14. cannes 2023
    What’s at Cannes? Scorsese, a Gay Western, and Cate Blanchett As a Renegade Nun.All the movies (and one TV show) we’re excited to see at 2023’s Festival de Cannes.
  15. summer preview 2023
    Here Come Fast X, Tom Cruise, and a Summer of Big MoviesBut which will be the biggest? In a post-Maverick glow, anything is possible.
  16. movie review
    To Fly Is Human. To Air, Divine.Ben Affleck’s Air might as well be a faith-based film about Nike’s signing of Michael Jordan.
  17. movie review
    BlackBerry Is More Office Space Than Social NetworkGlenn Howerton’s turn as a cutthroat tech executive has to be seen to be believed.
  18. movie review
    Let’s Watch Some Nazis ExplodeIf Sergio Leone had directed Crank: High Voltage, it might have looked a little like Sisu, a crazy new action movie from Finland.
  19. movie review
    It’s Nice to See a Good Marvel Movie AgainWith Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Marvel reminds us why we used to like this stuff.
  20. a long talk
    ‘I Don’t Believe Cinema Needs to Tell You a Story’Peter Greenaway on his long career spent treasuring artificiality, avoiding Hollywood, and playing games.
  21. movie review
    Peter Pan & Wendy Micromanages All the Fun Out of NeverlandJude Law makes a great Captain Hook, but the movie is joyless and confused.
  22. movie review
    There Are Four Movies in Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, and Two of Them Are GoodJake Gyllenhaal puts valuable mileage on those huge haunted eyes of his in Guy Ritchie’s Afghanistan War drama.
  23. movie review
    Why Are We Doing This to the Evil Dead Movies?With Evil Dead Rise, a series that once ran on silly slapstick and goofy gore becomes drab franchise fodder.
  24. movie review
    Quasi Proves That Broken Lizard Will Never Grow Up, Thank God“Hey! More fire ants in that guy’s dickhole!”
  25. movie review
    The Pope’s Exorcist Is a Huge Joke (on Us)The film allows Russell Crowe to have fun with the part of a demon-hunting Italian priest, but it forgets to have fun along with him.
  26. movie review
    Cocaine Bear Is, in Fact, a MovieElizabeth Banks’s comedy-action thriller is half kids’ adventure, half slasher flick, all cult movie.
  27. movie review
    The Key to Taking the D&D Movie Seriously Is Not to Take It SeriouslyDungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves honors the classic game by acknowledging its ridiculousness.
  28. movie review
    How Dare Murder Mystery 2 Be Any Good?Netflix’s new Adam Sandler–Jennifer Aniston sequel is a film of simple pleasures — but they are pleasures.
  29. movie review
    How to Find Hope and Destroy ItIn Tori and Lokita, the Dardenne brothers tell a tale of immigration and exploitation.
  30. movie review
    Sally Hawkins Tries to Save Richard III in The Lost KingCo-starring Steve Coogan, it’s the story of the amateur historian who looked for the truth behind England’s most reviled monarch.
  31. the vulture transcript
    Super Troopers Continues to Slow BurnBroken Lizard reunited to talk lethal soap, liters of cola, too much syrup, and the perks of having made a modern cult classic.
  32. movie review
    Let’s Just Pretend Shazam! Fury of the Gods Never HappenedThe latest DC movie seems to have forgotten what made the original so charming and special.
  33. oscars 2023
    Now, That Wasn’t So Hard, Was It?These back-to-basics Oscars rebuked not just last year’s disaster but the whole concept of “fixing” the Oscars.
  34. movie review
    I Give UpIt’s Scream 6’s world. We’re just living in it.
  35. gold rush
    Could the Oscars Actually Be Good This Year?The 2023 Academy Awards are returning to an old formula — one that works not despite its imperfections but because of them.
  36. stunt awards
    Joseph Kosinski Doesn’t Think Top Gun: Maverick Is an Action MovieThe film won Best Action Movie at Vulture’s inaugural Stunt Awards anyway.
  37. stunt awards
    Inside The Woman King’s Hardest, Scariest, and Oiliest StuntsGina Prince-Bythewood breaks down her historical epic’s most memorable action sequences.
  38. action!
    The Stunt AwardsVulture’s inaugural celebration of stunt professionals is here. Because if the Oscars won’t recognize them, we will.
  39. stunt awards
    It’s Time for a Best Stunts OscarAfter 30-plus years of stuntpeople lobbying the Academy, an annual category for them remains elusive. Why?
  40. movie review
    In Operation Fortune, Guy Ritchie Remembers FunJason Statham and Aubrey Plaza do not seem like a match made in action-comedy-chemistry heaven, but it somehow works.
  41. profile
    The Cult of DanielsHow the directors of the universe-hopping kung fu family drama Everything Everywhere All at Once became unlikely Oscar front-runners.
  42. movie review
    This Is a Cry for HelpNobody in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania looks like they want to be there. They don’t even look like they know where there is.
  43. movie review
    Titanic Is Still the Purest Expression of Who James Cameron IsI don’t begrudge the director’s nerdy noodling with his greatest picture because this constant need to innovate is his greatest strength.
  44. pretty statues
    Cheese: An Annotated History of the Oscar Class PhotoThe group portraits are back this year — and one nominee is noticeably absent.
  45. action!
    Introducing: The Stunt AwardsVulture’s inaugural celebration of stunt professionals has arrived. Bring on the action.
  46. movie review
    Knock at the Cabin Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Best Film Since The VillageAnchored by an incredible Dave Bautista performance, it’s a triumphant return to the sincerity and confidence of the director’s early work.
  47. backstories
    ‘There Couldn’t Be Any Normal Scenes in This Movie’Damien Chazelle and his collaborators explain Babylon in three key scenes.
  48. movie review
    Filmmaking at the Speed of Life in One Fine MorningIn Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest, emotions emerge organically from the unfussy drama onscreen.
  49. vulture lists
    The 53 Best Movies Under 90 MinutesSometimes you just want a good story, capably told with no time to waste.
  50. sundance 2023
    22 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at Sundance 2023From Cat Person (starring Cousin Greg) to the new Nicole Holofcener to an Ottessa Moshfegh–Anne Hathaway collaboration and more.
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