Neel Lahiri


“Men” Brings Alex Garland Into Surreal and Unfamiliar Territory

The acclaimed director of “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation” sheds his science fiction roots for a foray into surreal horror.


June 6, 2022


6:57 p.m.

The Oscars Forgot About the Movies

Arts reporter Neel Lahiri reflects on a disappointing Oscars ceremony and ranks the 2022 Best Picture nominees.


April 17, 2022


3:41 p.m.

Review: The Many Saints of Newark

Despite not reaching the artistic heights of The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark is a more-than-competently made film.


October 13, 2021


8:08 p.m.

A Chaotic, Historic Oscars

The latest Academy Awards ceremony had the opportunity to celebrate a wonderful, unexpected year of cinema…and fumbled the bag in spectacular fashion.


May 7, 2021


10:01 p.m.

"Nomadland": A Gorgeous Trek Through the Wreckage of American Capitalism

Chloé Zhao’s "Nomadland" is a reminder of the human costs of capitalism, juxtaposed with the radical liberty of the nomadic lifestyle.


March 19, 2021


1:22 a.m.

Checkmate, 2020: "The Queen’s Gambit" Means You Don’t Totally Suck

The genius of "The Queen’s Gambit" is its versatility. It tackles addiction without being an addiction drama, the drama of sport without being a sports drama, the emotions of a coming-of-age drama without falling prey to the clichés of the genre.


December 3, 2020

"On the Rocks": A Portrait of the Artist as a Beleaguered Housewife

In a raw depiction of a wilting marriage, Sofia Coppola’s "On the Rocks" stuns with its authenticity and sincerity.


October 14, 2020

"Tenet" Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards

To a greater extent than any of Nolan’s past work, Tenet requires and benefits exponentially from multiple viewings. Whether a viewer will find this a feature or a bug will depend on them.


September 18, 2020

Professors Thaler and Sunstein Discuss Nudging and Choice Architects

Booth Professor Richard Thaler and Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein discuss the role of institutions as "choice architects" to give people "nudges" in different directions.


November 20, 2018