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“On the Count of Three” is marketed as a “darkly comic” movie. Well, there's dark comedy and there’s darker comedy, and then there's comedy like this — so dark that you w...
May 14, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Early on in “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise hops on his sleek motorcycle, wearing Aviator sunglasses and a leather jacket with patches, and speeds into a time machine. No...
May 14, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Once a superhero franchise goes multiverse, it’s hard to go back. No work of fiction ever needs permission to break the rules or push the boundaries of traditional storyt...
May 07, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
“Memory" is an interesting title for the latest Liam Neeson thriller. Do you remember the last Liam Neeson thriller? Or the one before that? Who was it that got took in t...
April 30, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
If “ Petite Maman ” left you feeling a little too good about mothers, daughters and empathy, Finland may just have the antidote in Hanna Bergholm’s “ Hatching,” a chillin...
April 30, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
The first sign that not everyone in Robert Eggers' 10th-century Viking revenge tale “The Northman” has their priorities entirely straight comes early in the film, when th...
April 23, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Céline Sciamma’s “ Petite Maman ” couldn’t be more different in scope and scale from “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” There are no castles, or corsets or waves crashing up a...
April 23, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
This Easter, Mark Wahlberg is offering us a gift as sweet as a box of Peeps or a chocolate rabbit — and just as nutritious. “Father Stu” is a loving biopic of a one-time ...
April 16, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Time always flew in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, but it has lately seemed to catch up to the Potter pop cultural sensation. Those long lines outside bookstores are a l...
April 16, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
The fact that “ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ” exists is not exactly a mystery. The first film was a financial success for Paramount Pictures and by the year’s end would hold th...
April 09, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Of all the many things that go fast in Michael Bay's pedal-to-the-metal retro action thriller “Ambulance” — the speeding EMS van, the army of police cars trailing it, Ba...
April 09, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
The geniuses at NASA accidentally build the lunar module a little too small for an adult in "Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood." In Richard Linklater's first foray into a...
April 02, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
The latest hero from Marvel is hard to explain. He's a man and yet also a bat. No, not Batman. Let me try again: He's a daywalking vampire, but, no, not that cool cat Bla...
April 02, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is your standard multiverse martial arts movie about filing your taxes and midlife regret in which googly eyes, everything bagels and ...
March 26, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
“The Lost City” is the kind of charming, star-driven, action-adventure that makes moviemaking look easy and effortless from the outside. It’s hard to imagine a world in w...
March 26, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Pathos and action are found in equal parts in “ The Adam Project,” the latest attempt by Netflix to create the kind of throwback blockbuster that you might have paid to s...
March 12, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
For better and worse, “Turning Red” is like no Pixar film before it. The film, directed by Domee Shi, who made the lovely Oscar-winning short “Bao,” is the first Pixar ...
March 12, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Where can one find chases, escapes, deception, suspense, murder, love and knee-slapping hilarity? Look no further than the Butler Little Theatre’s production of “The 39 S...
March 04, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
For anyone who found the band tensions that reverberate in “The Beatles: Get Back” too tame, the Foo Fighters have made a movie in which arguments over recording an albu...
February 26, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Joe Wright is at his best when he’s making movies about love. They may not always have a happy ending. In fact, they usually don’t. But truly romantic movies seem to be a...
February 26, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
Ring. Ring. Twenty-six years after the original, “Scream” calls again. We’re now up to the fifth film in the franchise, but the first since 2011’s “Scream 4.” Enough time...
January 15, 2022 Arts & Entertainment 0 Comments
Here are some good things about the fourth Hotel Transylvania movie: Kathryn Hahn, who is as evocative a voice actor as she is in live action; The monster sidekicks voice...
January 15, 2022 Arts & Entertainment 0 Comments
Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley never share a frame in “The Lost Daughter,” since they play the same character, Leda, a literature professor and translator, at differen...
January 01, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
The early 17th century potboiler “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is the shortest of Shakespeare's tragedies. Director and adapter Joel Coen, working here without brother Ethan,...
January 01, 2022 Reviews 0 Comments
It’s school picture day at a high school in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley in the opening scene of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1970s-set “Licorice Pizza.” The phot...
December 24, 2021 Reviews 0 Comments
When the Wachowski siblings, Lana and Lilly, changed the film landscape (and popular culture) forever with 1999’s “The Matrix,” a philosophical sci-fi film that question...
December 24, 2021 Reviews 0 Comments
A title like “Nightmare Alley,” especially when paired with a filmmaker like Guillermo del Toro, suggests a certain kind of movie. The director of “The Shape of Water” a...
December 18, 2021 Reviews 0 Comments
Spider-Man movies have come in such flurries over the last two decades that you could almost tell time by them. Who needs the long centuries of the Triassic, Jurassic an...
December 18, 2021 Reviews 0 Comments
The piercing traumas of school shootings, when they’ve made it into the movies, have seldom carried quite the right tone. Even the best intentions in wading into such tr...
October 09, 2021 Reviews 0 Comments
The outcome is right there in the title. And yet the new documentary “ The Rescue,” about the harrowing 18-day ordeal in which 12 young soccer players and their coach we...
October 09, 2021 Reviews 0 Comments