‘Sharp Stick’ review: Lena Dunham returns with a provocative comedy

"Sharp Stick," Lena Dunham's first feature since 2010’s "Tiny Furniture" (she made HBO’s "Girls" in the interim), certainly feels like the product of a woman reflecting on more than a decade in the spotlight, with all the praise, criticism and controversy that entails. Film critic Clint Worthington reviews this for-adults-only comedy.

Now playing: ‘Not Okay’ and ‘Vengeance,’ two provocative comedies about narcissism

B.J. Novak’s directorial debut “Vengeance” and Quinn Shephard’s sophomore feature “Not Okay" ask the same important question: In an era where so many people want to turn themselves into online brands, what’s the difference between personal fulfillment and successful brand management? FOX film critic Caroline Siede reviews these two timely, entertaining films.

10 of the best streaming shows of the year (so far)

Our critics pick the best streaming show of the year so far, plus nine more that surprised, challenged, delighted and/or riveted them to their screens, from "Stranger Things" to "Station Eleven" with plenty in between.

Movie review: ‘My Old School’ is a wild, weirdly charming documentary

This upbeat documentary centers on an unbelievable real-life hoax that took place in Scotland in the mid 1990s, it also captures a feeling that’s far more relatable: The fun of gathering all your old friends together to discuss the wildest thing that happened during your time at school. Only in this case, the wildest thing to happen at Bearsden Academy was enough to garner national attention — and the interest of one burgeoning movie star.

‘Fire of Love’ review: An explosively great documentary is one of the year's best films

Pick just one of the major elements of this remarkable film — the mind-boggling footage from French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, Miranda July’s appealingly curious narration, direction that’s equal parts playful and mournful, masterful editing, a real humdinger of a love triangle — and that one element would be enough to make “Fire of Love” well worth approximately 100 or so minutes of your time. (93 minutes to watch, plus at least 10 to recover.) But director Sara Dosa allows all those fascinating pieces to roil together before, yes, erupting into a singular experience.

Movie review: ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ is pure magic

Tone is one of the hardest things to nail in a film and one of the trickiest things to describe in a review, but it’s where “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” shines brightest. This kid-friendly A24 movie is somehow whimsical, bittersweet, life-affirming and a little bit heartbreaking all at once. And that makes it the perfect movie for the moment, when the world is looking for art that not just uplifts its audience with joy but also understands the pain of loss too.

Movie review: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ lacks grit

Based on Delia Owens’ wildly popular best-selling novel of the same name, “Where the Crawdads Sing” is ostensibly a story of struggle, survival and tenacity — one where a young woman named Kya grows like a flower through concrete in a harsh 1950s and ’60s world, despite the best efforts of a callous and often cruel community. But it plays more like a glossy Nicholas Sparks-flavored melodrama than a tale that actually has any meaningful connection to the messy real world — wetland or otherwise.

Here are all the movies coming to Tubi in July

Need something new to watch this month? Tubi has you covered. The free streaming platform is celebrating summer movie season in a big way this July with classics like “Jaws” and “The Matrix” (and the franchises that followed both blockbusters). There’s also the “Divergent” series, along with summer comedies and blockbusters like “The Sandlot”and “Hulk.” Plus Tubi is debuting four new original features that touch on everything from aliens to penguins to BMX glory.

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ review: Did this really need to be a saga?

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is confusing before it even starts: Where exactly does this story fall within the “Despicable” timeline? It brings in the character of Gru as a youngster, inexplicably elaborating on his origin in a movie that’s supposed to be about little weirdos who say “banana!” all the time. Did this really need to be a saga? Film critic Jesse Hassenger reviews the latest from Illumination.