Latest by Jocelyn Noveck

Published on March 25, 2020 - Page 12
“Safer at Home.” It’s a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it’s not true for...
Published on February 21, 2020 - Page 9
There’s beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” From its palatial country estates, to the exquisitely detailed costumes...
Published on February 7, 2020 - Page 9
Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein is a silent but looming presence in “The Assistant.” It’s essentially the first #MeToo-era feature film. Julia...
Published on February 7, 2020 - Page 9
In “Birds of Prey,” crime lord Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) sits down with a tub of popcorn to watch Harley Quinn suffer through a brutal...
Published on January 24, 2020 - Page 9
It’s not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um...
Published on January 10, 2020 - Page 8
Mia (Tiffany Haddish) and Mel (Rose Byrne) are best friends and roommates, comfortably unmarried and focused on the small cosmetics business they’ve...
Published on December 29, 2019 - Page 24
NEW YORK — When, under pressure from a conservative group, the family-friendly Hallmark Channel pulled a set of ads featuring a kiss between two...
Published on December 27, 2019 - Page 6
“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” asks Heloise, a young woman experiencing romantic passion for the first time in the 18th century....
Published on December 27, 2019 - Page 6
In “1917,” director Sam Mendes has taken top technology — and the best cinematography, courtesy of Roger Deakins — to tell of a cruel war through the...
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,...