New Yorker Reviews of Golden Globe-nominated Films

  1. On “Steve Jobs,” which received three nominations: “Buttressed by Fassbender, who is as meticulous as ever, ‘Steve Jobs’ delivers what has become a standard dichotomy: Jobs could be a monster, but he was also a genius.” Read more from Anthony Lane:
  2. Of “Carol,” which is nominated for five awards including best actress (drama) for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Anthony Lane wrote, “the film is a casting coup, with Blanchett’s inherent languor played off against the perter intelligence of Mara, whose manner, as always, is caught between the alien and the avian.”
  3. “Spotlight” was nominated for a total of three awards, including best picture (drama). Anthony Lane called the film “a saga of expansion, paced with immense care.”
  4. “The Martian” grabbed three nominations, one for Matt Damon as best comedy actor. Richard Brody wrote that “well-prepared serendipities are the mainsprings of ‘The Martian.’”
  5. In his review of Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” (nominated twice, including one nod for best comedy actress) Richard Brody wrote: “Though ‘Trainwreck’ is a robust comedy, ranging from genial to zingy to uproarious, it’s essentially a romantic melodrama of self-abasement, self-deception, and self-discovery.”
  6. “Mad Max: Fury Road” was nominated for three Golden Globes. What did Richard Brody think of the purported “eyeball-scorching, cornea-melting, socket-shattering intensity” of the film? Find out in his review: