Movies

Published on September 10, 2021 - Page 12
The moment I sat down to write about “Queenpins,” the inspired-by-actual-events tale of a coupon scheme gone awry, a tantalizing coupon popped up on...
Published on September 10, 2021 - Page 12
You would have to shuffle a lot of movie ideas to come up with one that pairs a card sharp with the horrors of Abu Ghraib. The protagonist of “The...
Published on September 3, 2021 - Page 11
If the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taught us anything it’s that heroes arise from unexpected places. For their 25th film entry, that place is valet...
Published on September 3, 2021 - Page 11
Cinderella has an urgent request for her Prince. Can she get a lift to her business meeting? He scoops his new love off her feet to carry her to his...
Published on September 3, 2021 - Page 11
“What is life worth?” asks Washington lawyer Kenneth J. Feinberg (Michael Keaton) in the opening scenes of the based-on-a-true-story drama “Worth.”...
Published on September 2, 2021 - Page 18
“Vacation Friends” is a long-gestating idea about a pair of mismatched couples who click on vacation that’s had everyone from Chris Pratt to Ice Cube...
Published on August 27, 2021 - Page 15
There’s an urban legend that if you repeat the name “Candyman” aloud five times in front of a mirror, you summon a hook-handed killer. After seeing...
Published on August 22, 2021 - Page 22
Maggie Q should really be the star of “The Protege.” She’s in virtually every scene, whether covered in blood or couture. But top billing for this...
Published on August 20, 2021 - Page 8
Rebecca Hall occupies nearly every fame of the elegant psychological thriller The Night House.” Still, you leave wanting more of her and her...
Published on August 20, 2021 - Page 8
Just as surely as climate change is scarring the land and warming the seas, it is also flooding our movies. This summer has seen the parched,...
Published on August 14, 2021 - Page 8
They say silence is golden. That silly phrase takes on an urgent poignancy for three stunning minutes in “CODA.” Si??n Heder’s refreshing, loving and...
Published on August 13, 2021 - Page 16
The tag line for the latest biopic about an American icon reads: “Find out what it means.” Good luck with that. After more than two hours of the...
Published on August 13, 2021 - Page 16
Every day, Free City resident and banker Guy (Ryan Reynolds) picks a blue shirt and khakis from a closet. He orders the same coffee. Every day, his...
Published on August 6, 2021 - Page 6
“Annette” is likely best experienced rather than described. Starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, it defies explanation. This postmodern pop...
Published on July 30, 2021 - Page 18
Remember lighthearted, throwback adventure movies? “The Mummy”? “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”? How about the classic romantic banter of a...
Published on July 30, 2021 - Page 18
Early on in “Stillwater,” a gruff oil rig worker from Oklahoma is asked what he’s doing in the French port city of Marseille. “Visiting my daughter...
Published on July 30, 2021 - Page 18
One little article separates James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” from David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.” But what a difference a word makes. Five years...
Published on July 30, 2021 - Page 18
Why is the Green Knight green? The question has long vexed scholars of the 14th century chivalric romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” The...
Published on July 24, 2021 - Page 18
“Can you believe I found this online?” a delighted Prisca asks husband Guy at the beginning of “Old,” as their family arrives at a glistening beach...
Published on July 23, 2021 - Page 18
In his latest film, Val Kilmer gets a lifetime-in-the-making cinematographer’s credit. The documentary “Val” is built on thousands of hours the...
Published on July 23, 2021 - Page 18
Henry Golding has undeniable screen presence. It’s no wonder he was catapulted to film fame with just one role in “Crazy Rich Asians.” It’s also...
Published on July 16, 2021 - Page 6
There are many startling moments in “Roadrunner,” Morgan Neville’s documentary about the culinary storyteller Anthony Bourdain. He took his life at...
Published on July 9, 2021 - Page 8
World domination can disappear in a snap. It’s been two years since the last Marvel film. In between, Marvel has made its most ambitious forays onto...
Published on July 3, 2021 - Page 8
The time-traveling “The Tomorrow War,” set largely in an alien apocalypse future, is a kind of throwback. “The Tomorrow War” isn’t as silly as Will...
Published on July 3, 2021 - Page 8
Curt Goynes, a two-bit criminal just out of jail, needs cash. He lands a seemingly easy payday at the beginning of “No Sudden Move.” All he has to do...
Published on July 3, 2021 - Page 8
In the summer of 1969, some of the biggest musical acts of the time, like Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Mahalia...
Published on July 2, 2021 - Page 8
The dystopian action-horror “Purge” franchise has made stops in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Now it’s time to pull on cowboy boots...
Published on July 2, 2021 - Page 8
There are some admirable things in “Zola.” The movie is based on a viral Twitter thread about an unwitting dancer who gets caught in an ever-...
Published on July 2, 2021 - Page 8
“The Boss Baby: Family Business,” is the Dreamworks sequel to 2017’s Oscar-nominated “The Boss Baby.” It again pushes a funny image — a baby in suit...
Published on June 26, 2021 - Page 15
There’s just something symbiotic about Liam Neeson and vehicles — not only cars, but planes (“Non-Stop”), suburban commuter trains (“The Commuter”),...