Movies

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”),...
Published on June 25, 2021 - Page 9
In 20 years and 10 movies the “Fast and Furious” series has relentlessly insisted its saga is about family. With all due respect to Vin Diesel’s...
Published on June 25, 2021 - Page 9
Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with “I Carry You with Me.” It’s a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love,...
Published on June 18, 2021 - Page 6
Enrico Casarosa’s “Luca” — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar’s most pure and condensed enchantments. Pixar has...
Published on June 18, 2021 - Page 6
Kevin Hart can make us laugh and cry, it seems. In “Fatherhood,” he plays a new dad whose wife dies shortly after childbirth. He’s left raising their...
Published on June 18, 2021 - Page 6
Toward the end of “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” Ryan Reynolds is repeatedly smashing a man’s head into a jukebox aboard a yacht. Each time the...
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...