Latest by Jake Coyle

Published on August 8, 2020 - Page 17
NEW YORK — In a pre-COVID universe, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate...
Published on July 31, 2020 - Page 14
NEW YORK — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp,...
Published on July 1, 2020 - Page 6
NEW YORK — Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the professor Mr. Howell, from “Gilligan’s Island,” saying the brag. You know the one. “Well, I saw it...
Published on June 20, 2020 - Page 6
In Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” Delroy Lindo’s performance as a Vietnam veteran rises to a Shakespearean pinnacle. Lee’s film, streaming on Netflix,...
Published on June 13, 2020 - Page 14
NEW YORK — The first time Pete Davidson performed stand-up, he was 16 in front of a handful of people at a place called the Looney Bin Comedy Club in...
Published on May 30, 2020 - Page 16
When many were rushing to rewatch “Contagion,” the 2011 Steven Soderbergh film about the outbreak of an easily transmitted virus, I reached for “...
Published on May 17, 2020 - Page 27
Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of “Scooby-Doo” were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy civil servant, a plotting...
Published on April 26, 2020 - Page 27
NEW YORK — The big-budget action thriller “Extraction” is set in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the...
Published on April 26, 2020 - Page 27
Some of today’s top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine. Increasingly, filmmakers are coming from the ranks of...
Published on April 19, 2020 - Page 14
NEW YORK — Weeks of quarantine with kids have a way of burning through a movie collection. Even with the libraries of streaming services like...