Movies

Published on August 13, 2022 - Page 18
This year marks the centennial anniversary of F. W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu,” a long time for us humans but only a blip for vampires. If you were...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 13
“Mack & Rita” can be distilled into one word: cringe. Virtually no one associated with this film should be congratulated in any way for the...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 13
There’s a moment in Post Malone’s new concert film when its star confesses to how surreal his life has become: “Sometimes I feel like I’m not a real...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 13
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, known for “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s...
Published on August 5, 2022 - Page 8
Aboard the speeding locomotive of “Bullet Train” ride at least five assassins, one venomous reptile, countless glib slo-mo action sequences, and one...
Published on August 5, 2022 - Page 8
“Thirteen Lives” is a dramatization of what happened in July 2018 when 12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand...
Published on August 5, 2022 - Page 8
“Bodies Bodies Bodies” might be the first great Gen Z thriller. Director Halina Reijn’s film is a razor-sharp satire of modern privilege set inside a...
Published on July 29, 2022 - Page 8
“DC League of Super-Pets” is a straightforward cartoon with a sense of humor about itself and an all-star voice cast. It also could be viewed as a...
Published on July 29, 2022 - Page 8
The first shots of “A Love Song” are a signal for the rest of the film — stubborn flowers and shrubs pushing through dry, stony earth in southwest...
Published on July 22, 2022 - Page 9
A great debut in Hollywood can be a blessing and a curse. Once you knock it out of the park like Jordan Peele did with “Get Out,” home runs become...
Published on July 22, 2022 - Page 9
Sometimes a title just doesn’t help a movie. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo didn’t have much choice in titling “The Gray Man,” their new Netflix...
Published on July 15, 2022 - Page 6
A popular source novel. A theme song by Taylor Swift. Reese Witherspoon as producer. And a tantalizing, life-imitates-art news headline. Few movies...
Published on July 15, 2022 - Page 6
This adaptation of “Persuasion” does not seem to have been made for Jane Austen fans. Her book about the unmarried Anne Elliot was the author’s last...
Published on July 15, 2022 - Page 6
Writer and director Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western spoof “Blazing Saddles” tackled racism so head-on Brooks recently mused he wouldn’t be able to make the...
Published on July 8, 2022 - Page 6
The last full Thor movie was the overstuffed 2017 “Thor: Ragnarok,” with the God of Thunder dealing with dueling brother and sister issues, the...
Published on July 8, 2022 - Page 6
Rarely have the conditions for love been less hospitable than in Sara Dosa’s documentary “Fire of Love.” Yet here, amid shifting tectonics and...
Published on July 8, 2022 - Page 6
Disney veteran Chris Williams (“Big Hero 6”) said it was the rollicking adventures he grew up watching, “King Kong,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “...
Published on July 1, 2022 - Page 8
For a not small segment of the audience for “Minions: Rise of Gru,” only one thing really needs to be said. The Minions are in it. That’s enough....
Published on July 1, 2022 - Page 8
Leonard Cohen was deep in his career when he finally finished “Hallelujah.” Well, the first version of “Hallelujah.” There would be many, many...
Published on July 1, 2022 - Page 8
“Mr. Malcolm’s List” is the clever, entertaining and pretty new film starring Freida Pinto. It’s indicative of our collective thirst for Regency-era...
Published on June 24, 2022 - Page 11
The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula. It was always going to take a director as wild...
Published on June 24, 2022 - Page 11
In “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” an inch-tall seashell introduces himself as a shell. “But I also have shoes and a face. I like that about myself...
Published on June 24, 2022 - Page 11
Phones in serial killer movies are usually used by the deranged hunters to taunt the police or carefully tell victims how they’ll die. But in “The...
Published on June 17, 2022 - Page 8
“In 1995, Andy got a toy from his favorite movie. This is that movie.” So begins “Lightyear.” It isn’t a prequel to “Toy Story,” but instead...
Published on June 17, 2022 - Page 8
George Saunders’ short story “Escape from Spiderhead” is stark, moody and dialogue heavy. So it’s an especially bold leap to use it as the...
Published on June 17, 2022 - Page 8
Female desire is not a topic that gets a lot of space in mainstream Hollywood movies. And the desire of women north of 45? Well, that’s been almost...
Published on June 17, 2022 - Page 8
“Cha Cha Real Smooth” is a feature film by writer-director Cooper Raiff set on the suburban bar mitzvah party circuit. Raiff also stars in this...
Published on June 10, 2022 - Page 8
Steven Spielberg’s 1993 “Jurassic Park” never tarnishes, it just remains perfectly preserved in amber. But now, we’re six movies and three decades...
Published on June 10, 2022 - Page 8
By now you’d think you know what you’re getting with an Adam Sandler sports movie. “Happy Gilmore” and “The Waterboy” conditioned us to expect silly...
Published on June 10, 2022 - Page 8
Few documentaries looking at the past offer as real a vision of the future as “The Janes.” Directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes have taken a look at...