A.A. Dowd

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There’s Never Been a Holocaust Movie — or a Best Picture Nominee — Like “The Zone of Interest”

The Oscars have a long history of honoring films about history's darkest chapter, but none as radically uncommercial as this

Unlikable Artists Are Getting Their Close-Up in 2023

A toast to the anti-social heroes of "Showing Up," "Afire" and "Passages"  

Is Being Called the "Scariest Movie Ever" a Curse?

On "The Conjuring," "Hereditary" and subjective terror

“Past Lives” Is a Reminder of the Genius of Richard Linklater’s “Before” Trilogy

Linklater's romantic trio of films are nearly impossible to replicate, but director Celine Song's "Past Lives" is a valiant effort