Though slack-paced, familiar and overlong, “The Holdovers” isn’t difficult to sit through. That’s mostly thanks to the cast. Giamatti is simply a wonderful actor.
Given its blahhh title, “The Burial” seems to be trying to dig its own grave. Actually, “The Burial” is the not-so-good title of a pretty-darn-good movie starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones.
Gender politics and office politics crash into each other with head-on ferocity in “Fair Play,” a perversely provocative and shamelessly entertaining new film being shown in theaters and on Netflix.
My guess is that Kenneth Branagh had a lot more fun making “A Haunting in Venice” than we have watching it.
As Israel’s only female prime minister, Helen Mirren goes for the gold – as in, Oscar gold – in “Golda,” a tedious and piecemeal reconstruction of Golda Meir’s handling of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
“Schnozzgate” (as my pal Lee has dubbed it) centers on the online kerfuffle arising from director/star Bradley Cooper’s decision to play famed conductor Leonard Bernstein with a prosthetic nose.
This post has been updated. See note at the bottom. By Eleanor Ringel Cater We all know Barbie is pretty in pink. Her movie, however, is only pretty good. And it’s very pink. The Peptol Bismol pink that drenches Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” is actually one of the picture’s best aspects. The production design is knowingly […]
At its core, Barbie is a story of self-discovery and what it means to be human — all with a California dreamland backdrop.
Chris Escobar got me back to the movies. He rescued the Tara. He revived the Plaza. He reinvented the Atlanta Film Festival. Reviewing movies is a wonderful job. It is, nonetheless, a job. And even post-pandemic, the thought of being in a large, enclosed space with people who’ve been exposed to Lord-knows-what wasn’t…well…wasn’t my idea […]
Oscar-nominated documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” features artist Nan Goldin and her cohorts chanting, “Sackler lied/Thousands died,” about the pharmaceutical family that earned a fortune off the opioid crisis.
“Aftersun” is just the sort of movie that might show at the a reopened Tara Theater. It’s a thoughtful, poignant piece; a memory film about a holiday in Turkey 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) took a couple of decades ago with her father, Calum (Oscar nominee Paul Mescal).
The title of “Your Place or Mine” comes from the premise. Debbie (Witherspoon) and Peter (Kutcher) tried hooking up 20 years ago. They decided instead to be BFF’s, checking in daily even though they live on different coasts and have very different lives.
If you’ve ever wanted to slap a foodie silly, “The Menu” is the movie for you.
If you’re going to dive into Don DeLillo’s lower depths, best take a skilled guide. Like, say, Noah Baumbach. Not that Baumbach has totally succeeded. DeLillo’s 1985 dystopian novel, “White Noise,” is one of those famously unfilmable books
Who’s the killer in “Glass Onion,” the new “Knives Out Mystery?” As someone who wasn’t quite all in on the first “Knives Out,” my expectations weren’t especially high. Still, who doesn’t look forward to a murder-mystery/comedy loaded with stars?
Perhaps not the sins, but certainly the shortcomings of the fathers are visited where you might expect in “The Son,” a sharply-observed, smartly-acted follow-up of sorts to “The Father” which recently won Anthony Hopkins his second Oscar.
The sizable wonder at the center of, “The Wonder,” is its star, Florence Pugh. Her perfectly-pitched performance holds together a film that often feels like a horror movie while flirting with questions of faith and the nature of miracles.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney are huge stars whose on-screen presence has an iconic glow. But when you think about it – you’re reminded that one thing they don’t have is a shared history of romantic comedies.
Sometimes a documentary sets out to tell you one thing and unwittingly ends up telling you something entirely different.
Based on the true story of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who may have killed anywhere from 29 to 400 (!) patients, “The Good Nurse” is a face-off between superb acting and sub-par storytelling.