As a director – in some ways, as THE director — Steven Spielberg has on many occasions offered escapism and on other occasions captured reality.
For moviegoers, perhaps the best way to end endless winter is to skip over spring entirely and check out the splashy summer movie season to come.
Sometimes a sequel is more than an equal. And sometimes it is less.
For a fifth straight weekend, the comic book-inspired thriller, Black Panther, finished first at the box office, earning an estimated $27-million.
It’s not that Red Sparrow is for the birds, but it doesn’t exactly fly by either.
At the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will crown its 2017 Oscar winners.
It focuses on a group of friends who gather on a weekly basis for the competitive titular ritual.
The action-adventure thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as the superheroic title character earned a whopping, estimated $192 million.
The acting in this PG-13-rated origin story is first-rate, the action exciting, the dialogue thoughtful, and the drama intense: there’s little if anything to complain about.
Oscar winner Mirren stars in this supernatural horror drama as Sarah Winchester, the widow of storied gun manufacturer William Winchester.
Here are the high-profile titles and stars that will be popping up on multiplex marquees in February, March, and April.
‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ is a biographical drama about Gloria Grahame.
12 Strong is a war drama that tells the declassified true story of an elite Special Forces team, the first to be deployed to Afghanistan immediately after the harrowing tragedy of 9/11.
Already respected as a serious screen actor, with a 1983 Best Actor Oscar nomination long since on his resume, Liam Neeson reinvented himself in 2008 as an action star.
It’s Spielberg, Streep, and Hanks – with icons like these, first names are hardly necessary — together again for the first time.
As 2017 winds down, how about a glance back at the year’s best?
Originally titled Bastards, this 1970s-set, R-rated, high-concept parentage romp focuses on fraternal twin brothers Kyle and Peter Reynolds.
“This is not going to go the way you think,” says Mark Hamill’s iconic Luke Skywalker at one point to the protagonist, Rey.
Woody Allen’s track record as a prolific and gifted writer-director has long since established itself and been acknowledged.
Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell star in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’
‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ is a portrait that’s never less than interesting, but that doesn’t approach greatness.
‘Justice League,’ displaying an occasional sense of humor, is narrow and distant, never quite letting the performances breathe.
The fondly recalled original version of Murder on the Orient Express, directed in 1974 by Sidney Lumet, combined the cerebral puzzle-solving entertainment of a mystery novel by Agatha Christie with the star-gazing pleasures of a celebrity ensemble.
Sharing the director’s chair and screenplay authorship, as they did in the original, are Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote and directed 21 & Over and scripted all three hangover flicks.
The movies of director Todd Haynes have always been decidedly grownup.
They were known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a snappy label that still doesn’t do them justice.
‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ tells its story without much muss or fuss.
Blade Runner 2049, based on Fancher’s story, tells the tale of a discovery by a young blade runner, Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling.
It was when Billie met Bobby.
Ben Stiller stars as Brad, who narrates this tale in an extensive and exhaustive voiceover that keeps Brad’s point-of-view front and center.