Movies

Published on February 23, 2024 - Page 7
Three firm thumps into the Arrakis sand is all you need to summon a sandworm in Denis Villeneuve's "Dune: Part Two." The big buggers can't resist the...
Published on February 23, 2024 - Page 7
The script for "Drive-Away Dolls" was written two decades ago. There's a sought-after briefcase, odd-couple thugs on the hunt for it and innocents...
Published on February 23, 2024 - Page 7
At the end of "Ordinary Angels," we're given now-see-how-it-really-happened moments with real footage mirroring the climax of the film. That's a good...
Published on February 16, 2024 - Page 7
There is a lot of pretty niche comic book mythology swirling around "Madame Web," the inspiration for the newest of Sony's "Spider-Man" spinoffs....
Published on February 16, 2024 - Page 7
Bob Marley was born in 1945, the son of an 18-year-old mother and a much older White man who had nothing to do with his son. As a boy raised in...
Published on February 9, 2024 - Page 8
"The Taste of Things" should come with a warning: Audiences may be tempted to abandon work and start a new life in the French countryside devoted to...
Published on February 9, 2024 - Page 8
"Lisa Frankenstein" is a real monster. The movie is stitched together from previous movies, painfully incoherent and deeply, deeply dumb. This is a...
Published on February 9, 2024 - Page 8
For a piercing refresher lesson on democracy, one wouldn't necessarily think of rural Bhutan as the first place to look. For one thing, democratic...
Published on February 9, 2024 - Page 8
Moana and Maui are sailing back to the big screen, very quickly. "Moana 2" is coming to theaters in November, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said...
Published on February 6, 2024 - Page 6
Wim Wenders' "Perfect Days" is set among the crowded skyscrapers of Tokyo and the quiet urban parks Hirayama (K?ji Yakusho) traverses daily in his...
Published on February 2, 2024 - Page 7
A checkered mesh of mysteries have accompanied the release of Matthew Vaughn's "Argylle." Who is the "real" Agent Argylle? Why two Ls? Criss-...
Published on February 2, 2024 - Page 7
To say the hero of Netflix's new animated movie "Orion and the Dark" is fearful is an understatement. Orion, 11, is scared of clogging the school...
Published on February 2, 2024 - Page 7
"How to Have Sex" is a stylish, assured and moving debut from writer-director Molly Manning Walker. It's about a girl, Tara (Mia McKenna-Bruce), and...
Published on January 26, 2024 - Page 8
Jenna Ortega's stark rise as Gen Z's goth-glam princess takes a pointless, awkward turn in "Miller's Girl." It's a romantic horror movie about...
Published on January 19, 2024 - Page 8
Words like "important" and "vital" are thrown around possibly a little too much in film criticism. When watching and reviewing good films in real...
Published on January 19, 2024 - Page 8
After decades when fears of mutual destruction and nuclear fallout filtered into movies from "Fail Safe" to "WarGames," anxiety over current Russian-...
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
The first "Mean Girls" by Tina Fey came out in 2004. The Broadway musical opened in 2018. Now it's 2024, and we have a screen adaptation of the...
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
Somewhere between the sacred and profane, comedy, drama and satire comes "The Book of Clarence." It's a retelling of The Greatest Story Ever Told. It...
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
"The Teachers' Lounge" hosts an expanding web of uneasy power dynamics, mutual suspicion and misinformation, and that's just for starters. Writer-...
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
The near-future is bleak for the working class of London in "The Kitchen," a well-executed film about a familiar kind of urban dystopian nightmare....
Published on January 12, 2024 - Page 7
The bee metaphors come fast and furious in "The Beekeeper," a movie that flirts with a so-bad-it's-good vibe but is too serious to quite pull it off...
Published on January 5, 2024 - Page 8
Pain and trauma permeate Michel Franco's new drama "Memory." It's about two lost souls who find surprising comfort in one another. Both Jessica...
Published on January 5, 2024 - Page 8
"Freud's Last Session," starring Anthony Hopkins as Sigmund Freud, adds to a string of sterling late-chapter performances by the 86-year-old actor....
Published on December 29, 2023 - Page 7
Andrew Scott plays a writer trying to pen something about his dead parents in Andrew Haigh's transcendent drama "All of Us Strangers." His folks...
Published on December 29, 2023 - Page 7
"Oppenheimer" will get a theatrical release in Japan, after all. The Japanese distributor Bitters End recently said the Christopher Nolan film will...
Published on December 23, 2023 - Page 9
It doesn't take long to understand the level of commitment Zac Efron brings to "The Iron Claw" as Texas wrestling brother Kevin Von Erich. It's also...
Published on December 23, 2023 - Page 9
Director George Clooney both begins and ends "The Boys in the Boat" on a sun-dappled lake. It aptly reflects the ethos of a film that often feels...
Published on December 22, 2023 - Page 7
Exuberant performances from a cast led by Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks breathe life into Blitz Bazawule's stirring "The...
Published on December 22, 2023 - Page 7
It's perhaps appropriate the latest Aquaman movie is about a lost kingdom. In many ways, this mini-franchise is just that, a Jason Momoa kingdom that...
Published on December 22, 2023 - Page 7
Director Michael Mann has put his stylish spotlight on yet one more stoic, brilliant and broken uber-masculine dude, Enzo Ferrari. The biopic is set...