Movies

Published on December 13, 2019 - Page 11
21 BRIDGES ★★½ An NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) is thrust into a manhunt for cop killers. R (violence, language) ADDAMS FAMILY ★½ Animated...
Published on December 13, 2019 - Page 11
“Jumanji: The Next Level” brings together the same director, writers and actors who made the 2017 reboot so fun. It then layers in more stars — Danny...
Published on December 13, 2019 - Page 11
“Richard Jewell” is a typically strong late-period Clint Eastwood docudrama that balances grand American themes while dramatizing the villainization...
Published on December 13, 2019 - Page 13
Jay Roach’s Fox News docudrama “Bombshell” is savvy and flashy. Roach has a light hand with topical political stories (“Recount,” “Game Change”), as...
Published on December 13, 2019 - Page 13
It’s obvious Adam Sandler, the actor, is capable of extraordinary range: From incredibly good (“Punch-Drunk Love”) to painfully bad (“Jack and Jill...
Published on December 6, 2019 - Page 10
Rarely has a movie’s title been so apt as that of “Waves.” The film makes you feel like you’ve been knocked flat over by a fierce current — only to...
Published on December 6, 2019 - Page 10
21 BRIDGES ★★½ An NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) is thrust into a manhunt for cop killers after uncovering a conspiracy. R (violence, language)...
Published on December 6, 2019 - Page 10
Todd Haynes’ docudrama “Dark Waters” is about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever...
Published on December 6, 2019 - Page 10
“Honey Boy” will break your heart. It’s a portrait of a boy whose father doesn’t love him the way he needs. Former child star Shia LaBeouf wrote...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 10
21 BRIDGES ★★½ An NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) is thrust into a manhunt for cop killers. R (violence, language) ADDAMS FAMILY ★½ Animated...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 10
Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit. It pulls at loose threads...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 10
The remarkable “Queen & Slim” is a romance and a road movie, a film about outlaws on the run and a nuanced social commentary. It’s not perfect...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 10
NEW YORK (AP) — A new batch of film nominations are out from an influential media organization — but superhero flicks and “Frozen 2” need not apply...
Published on November 22, 2019 - Page 8
Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear...
Published on November 22, 2019 - Page 8
Director Marielle Heller frames “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Mr. Rogers (Tom...
Published on November 22, 2019 - Page 8
Brian Kirk’s “21 Bridges,” with Chadwick Boseman, is a just-good-enough New York crime thriller. It’s made with sufficient slinky shadows and leading...
Published on November 22, 2019 - Page 8
ADDAMS FAMILY ★½ Animated comedy about the kooky family persecuted by ultra-conformist townspeople. PG (suggestive humor, action) CHARLIE’S ANGELS...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 9
The high-octane ride “Ford v. Ferrari” is the infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between car giants Ford and...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 9
Ad astra ★★★ An astronaut (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 9
Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are brought together by a computer dating service in the opening minutes of “The Good Liar.” This modest middlebrow...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 9
If you’re watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance there is going to be some monologue about how men...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 8
Here, again, is Johnny. Our glimpses of Jack Torrance are fleeting in Michael Flanagan’s “The Shining” sequel, “Doctor Sleep.” But Stanley Kubrick’s...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 8
Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” looks every bit like your standard holiday romantic-comedy. But it has some surprises under its gauzy wrapping. Kate (...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 8
ADDAMS FAMILY ★½ Animated comedy about the kooky family persecuted by the ultra-conformist townspeople of Assimilation. PG (suggestive humor, action...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 8
The boldly, unabashedly quirky “Jojo Rabbit” is a Hitler comedy by New Zealand director Taika Waititi. He believes now is the time to remind younger...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 9
The first thing director Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie, “Midway,” hits theaters is apologize. He has squandered the talents of...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 7
Who will save the “Terminator” franchise from itself? Not “Deadpool” director Tim Miller, producer James Cameron or even Linda Hamilton, it turns out...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 7
There are certain things for which American heroine Harriet Tubman is overdue. One is her spot on U.S. currency. Another is a major feature film...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 7
ADDAMS FAMILY ★½ Animated comedy about the kooky family persecuted by the ultra-conformist townspeople of Assimilation. PG (suggestive humor, action...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 7
Edward Norton has adapted Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn,” shifting the story from the ’90s to the ’50s. Lionel Essrog (Norton) is...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 8
Bong Joon-ho’s film “Parasite” tells the story of the impoverished four-person Kim family who all get employed by the four-person affluent Park...
Published on October 25, 2019 - Page 5
ABOMINABLE ★★ When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her building in Shanghai, she and her friends embark on an epic...
Published on October 25, 2019 - Page 5
Enter “The Lighthouse” at your own risk. This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for...
Published on October 11, 2019 - Page 7
ABOMINABLE ★★ When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her building in Shanghai, she and her friends embark on an epic...
Published on October 11, 2019 - Page 7
The words “inspired by real events” are some of the first you see on screen in “Lucy in the Sky.” But that loose tie to reality becomes more of a...
Published on October 11, 2019 - Page 7
Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
ABOMINABLE ★★ When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her building in Shanghai, she and her friends embark on an epic...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
Despite the amount of cursing, vulgarity and nudity in “Dolemite Is My Name,” it’s actually a sweet and heartfelt film. “Dolemite” is a loving, R-...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
Renée Zellweger is so undeniably perfect as Judy Garland it almost makes up for the shortcomings of the film around it. “Judy” is a fine and...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
Todd Phillips’ “Joker” is a calculatedly combustible concoction, designed, like its chaos-creating character, to cause a stir. I wish it was as...
Published on September 27, 2019 - Page 7
Hollywood often has a fraught time trying to depict Wall Street venality. It’s understandable: Complex financial securities don’t easily translate to...
Published on September 27, 2019 - Page 7
“Abominable” is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks...
Published on September 27, 2019 - Page 7
Ad astra ★★★ An astronaut (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a...
Published on September 20, 2019 - Page 7
ANGEL HAS FALLEN ★ Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is suspected of an assassination attempt on President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman...
Published on September 20, 2019 - Page 7
The “Downton Abbey” movie is more like another season of the popular “Masterpiece Classic” show that’s been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8...
Published on September 20, 2019 - Page 7
Having stayed close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray skitters across the solar system in “Ad Astra.” “Ad...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Stewart has been named host of Turner Classic Movies’ silent movie program “Silent Sunday Nights,” making her the network’...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” even the grilled cheese sandwich a kind stranger makes for a boy who has...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
47 Meters Down: Uncaged ★★★ Young divers (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse and Brianne Tju) discover a submerged Mayan City is a...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
“Hustlers” saves all of its tricks for the end. It’s a banger of an ending, too. The emotion, the stakes, the character development and the why of it...