With the holidays upon us and the studios releasing their awards-bait biggies, I figured a round-up of sorts might be more useful than a single review.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes, the guy who gave us a little something called “Hamilton”) makes his feature directorial debut with “Tick, Tick…Boom!,” an exuberant and heartfelt celebration of all things theater. Even the sillier and less attractive things ...
2020 was no time to open a movie called “No Time to Die,” even if it was Daniel Craig’s swan-song outing as 007. So, the Bond conglomerate wisely hedged its bets, trusted in the enduring ...
There’s been growing Oscar buzz and even a profile in the New York Times for the new Benedict Cumberbach film.
“Well, he was rather a spectacle, wasn’t he?” says George Plimpton, the Paris Review co-founder whose interviews for an oral biography make up the substance of “The Capote Tapes.”
“Dune” didn’t do it for me, but that doesn’t mean it won’t do it for you.
One reason I’m somewhat neutral on the new documentary, “The Velvet Underground,” may be that I dated a guy in the early ‘70s who loved Lou Reed more than he loved me.
An expert rendering of Old West minimalism, “Old Henry” also provides a splendid showcase for the considerable skills of its leathery, well-worn star, Tim Blake Nelson.
Whether he’s writing, directing or both, Paul Schrader has pretty much been making variations of the same movie since the ‘70s when he wrote “Taxi Driver.”
“The Starling” is for the birds. A confused and unconvincing drama about grief, the film draws you in with its powerhouse cast, headed by Melissa McCarthy, and its respected director, Theodore Melfi.
Move over, George and Martha. Make room for the “Together”’ – He (James McAvoy) and She (Sharon Horgan) who deserve their own place in the annals of toxic cinematic relationships.
“Stillwater” runs deep. A lot deeper than most summer thrillers starring an Oscar-hungry major Hollywood movie star typically run.
Easily one of the best pictures of the year, “The Green Knight” is an eerie and enchanted fantasy epic based on – of all things – an anonymous 14th-century poem with links to Christian mythology ...
"Roadrunner" is a semi- informative look at a decidedly opaque man – Anthony Bourdain. A charmer, yes. Also, an intellectual with a sensitive side and a cynic with a snarky streak.
Okay, as someone more into Wuthering Heights than Washington Heights, I’m hardly the target audience for “In the Heights,” the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-“Hamilton” 2008 Tony-winner.
Because she was from Puerto Rico, Rita Moreno had to play everything from Mexican spitfires to Native American maidens to doomed Asian lovers.
My guess is, when John Krasinski directed, co-wrote and starred in 2018’s “A Quiet Place,” he wasn’t thinking about a sequel.
“Sweet” is the sort of word reviewers typically use to describe something inoffensive, but no more than so-so. That’s not the case with “Sylvie’s Love.”
Sometimes it seems gangster movies are as American as Mom and apple pie. So, it makes a certain sense that “Lansky,” starring Harvey Keitel as the mobster Meyer Lansky, should open around the 4th of ...