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Movie Review: Ready Player One

As a director – in some ways, as THE director — Steven Spielberg has on many occasions offered escapism and on other occasions captured reality.

03/30/2018

Your Summer Movie Preview

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.

03/23/2018

Movie Review: Tomb Raider

Sometimes a sequel is more than an equal. And sometimes it is less.

03/23/2018

Weekend Box Office Report: New Releases Still No Match For ‘Black Panther’

For a fifth straight weekend, the comic book-inspired thriller, Black Panther, finished first at the box office, earning an estimated $27-million.

03/18/2018

Movie Review: ‘Red Sparrow’

It’s not that Red Sparrow is for the birds, but it doesn’t exactly fly by either.

03/09/2018

Oscar Pix and Predix

At the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will crown its 2017 Oscar winners.

02/26/2018

Movie Review: ‘Game Night’

It focuses on a group of friends who gather on a weekly basis for the competitive titular ritual.

02/22/2018

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Black Panther’ Dominates Box Office Debut

The action-adventure thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as the superheroic title character earned a whopping, estimated $192 million.

02/19/2018

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

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.

02/16/2018

Movie Review: Winchester

Oscar winner Mirren stars in this supernatural horror drama as Sarah Winchester, the widow of storied gun manufacturer William Winchester.

02/06/2018

Winter-Spring Coming Attractions

Here are the high-profile titles and stars that will be popping up on multiplex marquees in February, March, and April.

02/02/2018

Movie Review: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ is a biographical drama about Gloria Grahame.

01/25/2018

Movie Review: ’12 Strong’

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.

01/19/2018

Movie: The Commuter

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.

01/11/2018

Movie Review: The Post

It’s Spielberg, Streep, and Hanks – with icons like these, first names are hardly necessary — together again for the first time.

01/04/2018

Movie Review: Top 10 Movies of 2017

As 2017 winds down, how about a glance back at the year’s best?

12/29/2017

Movie Review: Father Figures

Originally titled Bastards, this 1970s-set, R-rated, high-concept parentage romp focuses on fraternal twin brothers Kyle and Peter Reynolds.

12/22/2017

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“This is not going to go the way you think,” says Mark Hamill’s iconic Luke Skywalker at one point to the protagonist, Rey.

12/15/2017

Movie Review: Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen’s track record as a prolific and gifted writer-director has long since established itself and been acknowledged.

12/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell star in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’

11/29/2017

Movie Review: ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ is a portrait that’s never less than interesting, but that doesn’t approach greatness.

11/22/2017

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

‘Justice League,’ displaying an occasional sense of humor, is narrow and distant, never quite letting the performances breathe.

11/16/2017

Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express

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.

11/10/2017

Movie Review: ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

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.

11/05/2017

Movie Review: Wonderstruck

The movies of director Todd Haynes have always been decidedly grownup.

10/27/2017

Movie Review: Only the Brave

They were known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a snappy label that still doesn’t do them justice.

10/20/2017

Movie Review: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ tells its story without much muss or fuss.

10/12/2017

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

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.

10/05/2017

Movie Review: Battle of the Sexes

It was when Billie met Bobby.

09/28/2017

Movie Review: ‘Brad’s Status’

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.

09/21/2017

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