One of the summer’s sleeper hits, “The Way, Way Back” is an aggravating coming-of-age trifle about a misfit that feels like it was put together for a very well adjusted audience.
For Valentine’s Day, Niles shares some thoughts on love — and madness — in moviegoing and moviemaking.
Another New Year’s, another “Best Of” list. The Niles Files offers his top 10 movies of the year list, plus his picks for the most disappointing, annoying and worst films of the year.
Upon the 30th anniversary of “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” Niles looks back on Steven Spielberg’s warm suburban love story between a lost alien and a lonely middle child – and wonders if this film, of all films, is the central one in his life.
Niles reacts against the Internet’s echo chamber of so-called “once-great” directors, and defends Oliver Stone and his most recent film, “Savages.”
Niles Schwartz waxes poetic on summertime and Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” as definitive a summer movie as it gets.