Movies

Published on June 12, 2021 - Page 18
There are two genres I approach with extra caution: Slashers and retirement-home comedies. Both have found me covering my eyes for not entirely...
Published on June 11, 2021 - Page 18
“I am Usnavi and you prob’ly never heard my name,” declares the bodega owner at the start of “In the Heights.” It’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s contagiously...
Published on June 6, 2021 - Page 24
The new adventure film “Edge of the World” is about a British explorer and soldier in 1840s Borneo. It’s based on the true story of James Brooke, a...
Published on June 6, 2021 - Page 24
An image is “captured.” A flash “fires.” A camera “shoots.” Weaponry is baked into the language of filmmaking, as detailed in Theo Anthony’s...
Published on June 4, 2021 - Page 18
The universe of “The Conjuring” proves it may be reaching its spooky limits when a demon pops up from a water bed in the latest film. This gentle...
Published on May 28, 2021 - Page 18
In a spectacular red-carpet moment, a sanitation truck arrives, ready to offload its trash. But Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil emerges from the...
Published on May 28, 2021 - Page 18
A painfully awkward sexual encounter. An impromptu road trip. A tested friendship. The outlines of Natalie Morales’ “Plan B” aren’t revolutionary....
Published on May 22, 2021 - Page 18
A headline and a letter draw federal agent Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) back to his hometown after 20 years in the compelling Australian crime drama “The...
Published on May 22, 2021 - Page 18
The based-on-a-true-story “Dream Horse” is about a Welsh bartender who turns unlikely race horse breeder. It’s a feel-good movie that’s a little too...
Published on May 21, 2021 - Page 15
John Krasinski catches you off guard in the first moment of “A Quiet Place Part I.” He invites you into his film with the most terrifying thing of...
Published on May 21, 2021 - Page 15
It won’t take you long to warm to Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead.” All it took for me was the sight of a zombie Elvis impersonator. Equal parts...
Published on May 15, 2021 - Page 6
Joe Wright’s “Woman in the Window” is based on A.J. Finn’s 2018 best-seller. It falls oddly limp in the transfer. It stars Amy Adams, Julianne...
Published on May 14, 2021 - Page 8
Angelina Jolie is put through the wringer in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film “Those Who Wish Me Dead.” In just 100 minutes, she is beaten...
Published on May 7, 2021 - Page 6
Jason Statham says very, very little in his new film. But, as always, the English actor is very expressive with his hands. And the guns in them....
Published on May 7, 2021 - Page 15
“Here Today” is a wasted pairing of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish that juggles dementia, grief and family squabbles about as adeptly as a daytime...
Published on May 7, 2021 - Page 15
“Monster,” a courtroom drama starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Ehle is adapted from an acclaimed book by...
Published on May 2, 2021 - Page 12
Hollywood thrillers in which sophisticated, attractive city folk move to creaky old country homes and experience scary things are a dime a dozen....
Published on May 2, 2021 - Page 12
LONDON — Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry was reluctant to read the script of “Limbo.” He was concerned the film, about refugees would involve...
Published on April 30, 2021 - Page 9
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is an antic, irreverent animated delight that doesn’t sacrifice depth even as it hurtles forward at breakneck comic...
Published on April 30, 2021 - Page 9
In the new Tom Clancy adaptation, “Without Remorse,” Michael B. Jordan is a Navy SEAL about to trade military life for private security. Then his...
Published on April 25, 2021 - Page 23
The first death in the “Mortal Kombat” reboot occurs less than three minutes in. That’s actually pretty coy. This is a movie, after all, based on a...
Published on April 23, 2021 - Page 7
“Together Together” has a great premise: A single, straight man wants to be a father and decides to hire a surrogate. It’s fertile territory that...
Published on April 16, 2021 - Page 18
Monday. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Now there’s an entire movie, “...
Published on April 16, 2021 - Page 18
In Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary, “Gunda,”a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape. Kossakovsky’s film is shot in...
Published on April 10, 2021 - Page 20
Oliver Hermanus’ shattering “Moffie” is set in 1981 South Africa. Its main character is a handsome, White 18-year-old. In the country’s system of...
Published on April 10, 2021 - Page 20
Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, have managed to put out not one but two movies during this global pandemic. It prompts two...
Published on April 9, 2021 - Page 8
“Voyagers” is a sci-fi thriller about a group of young adults tasked with travelling to and repopulating a new planet. The most surprising thing...
Published on April 2, 2021 - Page 17
Is there any living actor better at the disdainful eye roll than Michelle Pfeiffer? Her latest turn in “French Exit” should end all debate. The film...
Published on April 2, 2021 - Page 17
It feels like a tale as old as time: Wayward teenage son meets up with estranged father, one needing some straightening out, the other some serious...
Published on April 2, 2021 - Page 18
“Godzilla vs. Kong” begins, fittingly, with the big guy asleep. There is King Kong slowing waking on a mountainside. He rouses slowly before...