Movies

Published on December 27, 2019 - Page 6
There’s usually one film that tops lists whenever powerful legal thrillers are debated — “To Kill a Mockingbird,” set in the 1930s. Now comes a film...
Published on December 20, 2019 - Page 9
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 20, 2019 - Page 9
Not much has caused a disturbance in the “Star Wars” galaxy quite like Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi.” It’s an erratic but electric movie. The same...
Published on December 20, 2019 - Page 9
There is a wild urgency to Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” that hardly seems possible for a film based on a 150-year-old book. But such is the magic of...
Published on December 20, 2019 - Page 9
Let’s forget the much-discussed “digital fur technology” used in “Cats” to turn Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Idris Elba into state-of-the-art,...
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
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
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
“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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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...