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Movie Review: ‘Norman’

We’ve seen plenty of Richard Gere the movie star and Richard Gere the leading man down through the years. But Norman features Richard Gere the character actor.

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Movie Review: ‘Free Fire’

If an endless parade of bullet wounds sounds like satisfying cinematic stimulation, then ‘Free Fire’ hits the target dead-on.

04/24/2017

Summer Movie Preview

The summer season used to be June, July, and August. But according to the contemporary movie calendar, it’s now May, June, and July.

04/23/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City Of Z’

Now here’s a movie that takes its time. And should.

04/22/2017

Movie Review: ‘Born in China’

The creatures we get to know in ‘Born in China’ include a panda bear and her growing cub, living a solitary life; a young golden snub-nosed monkey.

04/20/2017

Movie Review: ‘Colossal’

‘Colossal’ is an outlandishly absurdist little creature feature. Sort of.

04/17/2017

Movie Review: ‘Their Finest’

A likable British romantic dramedy about the boosting of morale during World War II.

04/14/2017

Movie Review: ‘Queen of the Desert’

‘Queen of the Desert,’ is a real-life chronicle of the life and career of Gertrude Bell.

04/10/2017

Movie Review: ‘Going in Style’

With four Oscars among its three stars and a fondly recalled original as its template, this remake boasts all kinds of style going in.

04/07/2017

Movie Review: ‘Gifted’

Given that it’s a movie about a math prodigy, Gifted better add up. Happily, it does.

04/07/2017

Movie Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is forever stopping in its tracks to give way to a gunfight.

04/03/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Boss Baby’

‘The Boss Baby’ is “loosely based on a picture book” – now there’s a movie credit you rarely see.

03/31/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

There is plenty of potentially affecting material in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ and yet this period drama falls a bit short in impact and memorability.

03/30/2017

Movie Review: ‘Personal Shopper’

‘Personal Shopper’ shops around for a genre and a premise, never quite deciding on either.

03/27/2017

Movie Review: Life

A six-member crew of scientists and astronauts on an international space station performs the successful capture of a space probe returning from Mars with a sample inside.

03/24/2017

Movie Review: ‘Song To Song’

‘Song to Song’ is just as outrageously awful as his 2015 outing, ‘Knight of Cups.’

03/24/2017

Movie Review: ‘Wilson’

When Woody Harrelson is on his game, which is most of the time, he is a proficient actor in big parts and small, as easy to enjoy as he is to believe.

03/23/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Sense of an Ending’

The Sense of an Ending is a British drama about a man who becomes obsessed with getting the unvarnished, detailed truth about a period in his past that he has spent a lot of time over the years not thinking about.

03/18/2017

Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Is ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as entertaining, as entrancing, as satisfying as its predecessor? Well, no, not quite. But it’s close.

03/17/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Last Word’

Even though Shirley MacLaine elevates the material through presence alone, ‘The Last Word’ strains credulity far too much of the time for any kind of comfort.

03/16/2017

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island

Everyone’s at least heard of King Kong. It was the 1933 original that spawned what eventually grew into a Kong-a line of giant-ape flicks.

03/09/2017

Movie Review: ‘Before I Fall’

‘Before I Fall’ is a drama, but like its predecessors, it uses the time-warp device to explore its characters.

03/08/2017

Oscar Winners – What’s Next?

With their golden statuettes at home and the adjective, “Oscar-winning,” permanently etched on their resumes, last week’s crowned stars move on with higher profiles and raised pay grades.

03/07/2017

Movie Review: ‘Table 19’

Table 19 is every wedding-reception-from-hell anecdote invited to one movie premise.

03/02/2017

Movie Review: ‘My Life As A Zucchini’

It’s not that he is a zucchini. It’s that he wants to be called Zucchini.

03/02/2017

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Get Out’ Tops Box Office

Overall, industry-wide totals for Oscars weekend were well below those of last weekend as well as those of a year ago.

02/26/2017

The Academy Awards Oscars (Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Oscar Pix And Predix: Best Picture

Sunday evening at the internationally televised Oscar ceremony, nine of 2016’s best movies vie for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

02/22/2017

Oscar Pix And Predix: Actors

Last time, we handicapped the ladies duking it out for Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Today we turn to the Oscar-seeking gentlemen.

02/20/2017

Oscar Pix And Predix: Actresses

With the glitzy, glamorous Academy Awards ceremony just a few days away, let’s take a ladies-first look at the races for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

02/19/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Red Turtle’

The animated The Red Turtle is a silent castaway fable that explores our connection to the natural world.

02/17/2017

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