Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Viewers don’t ask much from their holiday movies. Put a group of beautiful, moderately engaging stars together to do cheerful activities and eventually fall in love and we’re set.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for everyone. But those who do choose to go on this black-and-white journey with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe will ultimately find it a rewarding one, even if the blaring fog horn rings in…
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
It can be a rare occurrence to find a kid-friendly animated film these days that actually surprises and delights. Dreamworks’ “Abominable,” written and co-directed by Jill Culton, does indeed surprise and delight, all while following a familiar hero’s journey tale that borrows from favorite …
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
There are space adventures that look at the cosmos and see laser gun fights and killer aliens. Then there are others that look at the infinite and see fear and solitude.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
If you’re an adult, especially a parent or guardian, and you’ve laughed off the power of influencer culture on kids, a new documentary makes a case to listen up.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
If there’s some joy to be had from the Disney-Fox merger, it’s that “Ready or Not,” a very bloody, excessively profane movie is being released under the former’s banner.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The “Fast and Furious” franchise started off as a bunch of gearheads stealing DVD players. During the past decade, it’s turned into a bunch of lunky pseudo-superheroes finding new ways to punch each other.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
It’s shocking to say that Quentin Tarantino’s Manson murders film is perhaps his most sedate and self-reflective yet. But maybe that’s because it’s not a Manson murders film. It’s not even a revenge picture. Rather, “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood” is a rumination on stardom and myth-making…
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
If “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is the most typical, comforting movie that’s worthy of a Fourth of July weekend release, “Midsommar” is the exact opposite.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
It’s easy to question the necessity of another “Toy Story” movie, especially after the emotionally devastating “Toy Story 3.” Arriving nine years later, “Toy Story 4” has to earn its relevance. It does so in spades, with astonishingly beautiful animation, smart humor and a story filled with …
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
In Hollywood, everything old is new again. As much as we whine and cry and gnash our teeth, intellectual property is king, simply because it’s there, available to be rebooted, rehashed, reheated. Remember “Shaft”? How about more “Shaft,” but with more hacky jokes about millennials and an inc…