Movies

Published on June 21, 2024 - Page 8
Toward the end of "Kinds of Kindness," Emma Stone is simply dancing. She's doing an improvised victory dance, and it's glorious. Her latest...
Published on June 21, 2024 - Page 8
Still images have been a source of mythology in the films of Jeff Nichols. "Mud," his Mississippi fable, seemed derived from the magical sight of a...
Published on June 21, 2024 - Page 8
In her first lead film role, "Thelma," June Squibb plays a 90-something who gets scammed out of $10,000 and goes on a mission to get it back. Revenge...
Published on June 14, 2024 - Page 8
It's been nine years since "Inside Out." Between then and its sequel, Riley has gone from 11 to 13. In the middle of the night, the old gang of Joy (...
Published on June 14, 2024 - Page 8
During the Reagan administration, rising star Andrew McCarthy was lumped into a group of young actors called "the Brat Pack." McCarthy and the...
Published on June 14, 2024 - Page 8
Daina O. Pusic's "Tuesday" is about death and acceptance between a mother and her dying daughter. It is prickly, wry, somewhat unsentimental, a bit...
Published on May 31, 2024 - Page 8
In August 1926, a 19-year-old New Yorker named Trudy Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Only five men had finished the 21-...
Published on May 31, 2024 - Page 8
A song like Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" can play in roughly 1,000 films before a movie about a dog and a robot comes along and blows them...
Published on May 31, 2024 - Page 8
There are moments when the spark of creation ignites and history stops. Like when Jim Henson cut up his mother's green coat into odd shapes and added...
Published on May 24, 2024 - Page 14
At the beginning of "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga," we are introduced to a kick-ass woman who rides a horse, then a motorbike, nails a few bad guys with...
Published on May 24, 2024 - Page 14
If you catch the latest Garfield movie, you might not expect to find the famous orange feline running from bad guys on the top of a speeding train....
Published on May 17, 2024 - Page 8
Writing and directing (and acting in, and producing) his new kid's movie, "IF," John Krasinski is doing his darndest to craft a story that works...
Published on May 17, 2024 - Page 8
It's true. They never do tell you about the placenta. Let us explain. But first, let's also point out if you're queasy at the mention of "placenta,"...
Published on May 17, 2024 - Page 8
"Back to Black" is a tame and mediocre affair. It's a conventionally told biopic about a talented artist who became famous, struggled with drugs,...
Published on May 10, 2024 - Page 16
Fans of the "Planet of the Apes" franchise may still be mourning the 2017 death of Caesar, the first smart chimp and the charismatic ape leader. Not...
Published on May 10, 2024 - Page 16
In sibling directors Bill and Turner Ross ' latest, "Gasoline Rainbow," five Oregon teens just out of high school make their meandering way some 500...
Published on May 10, 2024 - Page 16
Romantic comedies are in a destination wedding rut. Between "Ticket to Paradise," "Anyone But You," "Shotgun Wedding" and now Netflix's "Mother of...
Published on May 5, 2024 - Page 2
1925: Schoolteacher John T. Scopes was charged in Tennessee with violating a state law prohibiting teaching the theory of evolution. (Scopes was...
Published on May 3, 2024 - Page 11
One of the worst movie sins is when a comedy fails to at least match the natural charisma of its stars. Not all actors are capable of being...
Published on May 3, 2024 - Page 11
In the warmly charming rom-com "The Idea of You," Anne Hathaway plays a 40-year-old divorcee and Silver Lake art gallery owner. After taking her...
Published on May 3, 2024 - Page 11
The films of Ryusuke Hamaguchi unspool with elegant everyday ease -- yet anything can happen. Lives take sudden detours. Seemingly minor characters...
Published on May 3, 2024 - Page 11
In "I Saw the TV Glow," Jane Schoenbrun offers a tale centered on those angsty school years when you're trying to fit in, or merely realizing you don...
Published on April 26, 2024 - Page 7
"Challengers" is a bit of a tease. That's what makes it fun. There is plenty of skin, sweat, close-ups of muscled thighs and smoldering looks of lust...
Published on April 26, 2024 - Page 7
In writer-director-star Joanna Arnow's "The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed," Ann (Arnow), a 30-something New Yorker, tells an...
Published on April 26, 2024 - Page 7
PASADENA, Calif. -- When Jon Bon Jovi agreed to let director Gotham Chopra follow him with a documentary camera to delve into the history of his band...
Published on April 19, 2024 - Page 8
The latest Guy Ritchie flick "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare" has a spine of true story to it, even if it does all it can to amplify a long-...
Published on April 19, 2024 - Page 8
Two 11-year-olds navigate school, friendship, family and change in Minhal Baig's "We Grown Now." It's wistful and honest, and a different kind of...
Published on April 19, 2024 - Page 8
If you always thought your garden-variety heist movies could do with a bit more blood-sucking vampire, have we got a flick for you. "Abigail,"...
Published on April 19, 2024 - Page 8
Participant, the activist film and television studio that financed Oscar winners like "Spotlight" and socially conscious documentaries like "Food,...
Published on April 19, 2024 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Costner's multi-episode epic "Horizon, An American Saga" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, festival...