Movies

Published on November 22, 2020 - Page 16
Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. But the documentary “Boys...
Published on November 15, 2020 - Page 7
J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” is an election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald Trump’s rise. Now, it’s...
Published on November 15, 2020 - Page 7
Three-quarters through “The Climb” comes a scene we’ve all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the best man who rushes...
Published on November 6, 2020 - Page 18
Superman has flown the coop. Writer-director Thomas Bezucha’s Western thriller “Let Him Go” reunites Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, who as the Kents...
Published on November 6, 2020 - Page 18
If it didn’t actually exist, “Holidate” would sound like one of those fake movies within a movie. A couple of attractive singles decide on a low-...
Published on October 31, 2020 - Page 17
In Remi Weekes’ “His House,” Bol (Sopé D??rís??) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) have fled war in South Sudan only to find new horrors lurking in English...
Published on October 31, 2020 - Page 18
More than two dozen Halloweens ago came a film that looked like a treat but ended up as a trick. “The Craft” was about four teenage witches who...
Published on October 27, 2020 - Page 12
The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she’s going further than any of his...
Published on October 24, 2020 - Page 16
It’s asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly revered as a ghostly...
Published on October 24, 2020 - Page 17
Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show,” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent. The accent is the...
Published on October 24, 2020 - Page 18
“The Witches ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl. But for some reason this story about a group of...
Published on October 16, 2020 - Page 12
Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills. One of those apparently is picking some movies that stink. “Honest Thief,” co-written and directed by...
Published on October 16, 2020 - Page 12
Few filmmakers can bring a rut to life like Sofia Coppola. When her characters are in a funk, it’s never the stuff of melodrama. She has an eye for...
Published on October 16, 2020 - Page 12
Gloria Steinem is always in conversations with herself in “The Glorias,” a sprawling and thoughtful biopic of the writer and activist. Director Julie...
Published on October 11, 2020 - Page 15
“I’m illegal,” says Rosario “Rose” Garcia (Eva Noblezada), a Filipina living undocumented in Texas, in Diane Paragas’ “Yellow Rose.” The way she says...
Published on October 9, 2020 - Page 19
Kirsten Johnson’s last film, the autobiographical collage “Cameraperson,” was a compendium of what she, as a cinematographer, had seen in her life...
Published on October 9, 2020 - Page 19
The distance for Adam Sandler from last year’s frantic, high-wire act “Uncut Gems” to his new Netflix comedy, “Hubie Halloween,” is great, but maybe...
Published on September 27, 2020 - Page 27
There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and...
Published on September 19, 2020 - Page 8
Centuries-old creaking wood floors. Dark and endless hallways. Secret doors. When the O’Hara family from suburban New York arrives at their massive...
Published on September 18, 2020 - Page 10
“Antebellum” begins with a famous William Faulkner quote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is a very literal introduction to a...
Published on September 12, 2020 - Page 8
“The Most Dangerous Game” meets modern U.K. delinquent culture in the raucous indie black comedy “Get Duked!” Packed with energy, wit and...
Published on September 10, 2020 - Page 17
“I try to imbue my work with a sort of interiority,” says Lucy (Jessie Buckley), the artists-physics student-girlfriend of Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m...
Published on September 4, 2020 - Page 5
Out of all of Disney’s animated films, “Mulan” was the one that made the most sense as a live-action remake. Many remakes just weren’t as...
Published on August 29, 2020 - Page 17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast for Netflix’s new “Pinocchio” film has been chosen. The streaming service announced newcomer Gregory Mann will assume...
Published on August 28, 2020 - Page 7
“Tenet” is complicated. There’s the feeling of finally being back in a movie theater, and then there’s the sensations particular to “Tenet.”...
Published on August 21, 2020 - Page 7
A sweet if sleepy adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s 2012 children’s book, Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan” is a talking-animal film that takes the...
Published on August 21, 2020 - Page 7
It’s more than a little disturbing that “Unhinged,” essentially an angry-white-male revenge flick, is the first wide release to invite patrons back...
Published on August 1, 2020 - Page 14
King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion. The superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 18
He’s Forrest Gump. He’s Mr. Rogers. He’s Woody. But with all the famous titles Tom Hanks has owned, few have fit as snugly and as smoothly as “...
Published on July 10, 2020 - Page 18
The revolution is finally being televised. The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton” is out on Disney+. The timing...