Latest by Jocelyn Noveck

Published on January 14, 2022 - Page 15
“If you’ve ever owned a slave, please raise your hand,” Jeffery Robinson urges a live audience at the beginning of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism...
Published on December 25, 2021 - Page 26
His hair is graying. His nerves are fraying. Denzel Washington’s Macbeth is a man literally running out of time. At 66, Washington is certainly at...
Published on December 24, 2021 - Page 18
We’ve seen good moms, bad moms, crazy moms, selfish moms, generous moms, loving moms, cold moms. But what strikes home so vividly in “The Lost...
Published on December 10, 2021 - Page 9
Imagine: You’re the scientist who discovered a planet-destroying comet on a collision course with Earth. But nobody has the patience or the bandwidth...
Published on November 24, 2021 - Page 16
Stephen Karam’s “The Humans” is a film entirely comprised of one Thanksgiving meal. It’s based on a play written nearly a decade ago. Karam is...
Published on November 23, 2021 - Page 18
“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking when she found out the phrase “MeToo” was circulating online in October 2017. The...
Published on November 12, 2021 - Page 9
It’s not complicated. Kids love dogs. Dogs love kids. Despite obvious efforts to link the beloved and durable “Clifford” story, about a huge dog and...
Published on October 29, 2021 - Page 20
“Passing” is the hugely impressive directorial debut of actor Rebecca Hall. At its core, this film is about shades of gray. Motivations, desires and...
Published on October 22, 2021 - Page 19
These. People. Existed. Those three words appear onscreen at the beginning of “The Harder They Fall.” It sets a definitive tone for this stylish and...
Published on September 10, 2021 - Page 12
The moment I sat down to write about “Queenpins,” the inspired-by-actual-events tale of a coupon scheme gone awry, a tantalizing coupon popped up on...