Latest by Jake Coyle

Published on October 18, 2019 - Page 5
For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on “Father of the Bride” only with fangs and wings. Princess...
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
“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 22, 2019 - Page 33
TORONTO — The based-on-a-true-story tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival....
Published on September 21, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK — Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release. This was not the...
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 14, 2019 - Page 11
TORONTO — As another awards season kicked into high gear at the Toronto International Film Festival, a disappointment of last year’s Oscar campaign...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 21
TORONTO — The whodunit never exactly went out of favor. But in “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson has revived the genre with an affectionate ode to Agatha...
Published on September 9, 2019 - Page 4
NEW YORK — Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 5
Brittany (Jillian Bell) of “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is an aimless and broke 20-something in New York who’s startled when her attempt to pry an...