Charles Bramesco
Charles Bramesco

Charles Bramesco is a film and television critic living in Brooklyn. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, Nylon, Vulture, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, The Dissolve, Vox and Pitchfork.

Dec. 22, 2017

‘The Greatest Showman’ is a hollow spectacle of performative wokeness

The new film — which tells the story of P.T. Barnum — is a first-order bamboozle, a movie that shies away from every opportunity to back up the lofty ideals it peddles.

Dec. 18, 2017

Bring on the female antiheroes — Hollywood’s antidote to the messy reality of 2017

'Molly's Game,' 'Three Billboards' and 'I, Tonya' all present complicated female antiheroes, but their narratives are actually way tidier than they seem.
Dec. 12, 2017

2017: The year that everyone had sex on screen

In a year largely dominated by real-world horror and anxiety, movies celebrated love and sex as a giving life force.
Nov. 10, 2017

What do we make of the women in Louis CK’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’?

Four actresses turned in wonderful work in a deeply troubling film — and that work is unlikely to be seen by the public.
Oct. 23, 2017

25 years later, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ is better than the film bros who champion it

In the quarter-century since its release, Quentin Tarantino's debut film has been saddled with plenty of baggage, from fans and the filmmaker himself — but the crime classic deserves better.
Aug. 15, 2017

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ is the culmination of a fiercely independent career

With his latest feature-length film, the acclaimed auteur is rewriting the rules of how movies get made.