So we’ll order 3 stars out of 4.
‘Split’ is a twisted, breathlessly absorbing psychological horror thriller with elements of the supernatural, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
‘Paterson’ is a week-in-the-life drama, one day at a time, about a city bus driver who writes poetry as an avocation.
Live by Night is an organized crime drama set in the Prohibition era.
The first commandment in making a movie about a recent real-life tragedy like the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is to demonstrate respect for the victims and heroes being depicted.
A Monster Calls is a horror fantasy set in England about coming of age and overcoming loss.
It’s about religion, but ‘Silence’ pulsates with violence.
The upcoming Oscar campaign will dominate movie news In January and February, and the most prominent Academy Awards contenders will continue to beckon from multiplex marquees.
It’s the end of the year, which means it’s time to glance back and acknowledge 2016’s best movie-going experiences.
Space, race, and the space race.
It’s every overprotective dad’s knee-jerk question, sometimes spoken, more often merely thought.
As holiday gifts from the movie world go, Passengers is sensationally wrapped. It’s what’s inside that’s problematic.
For anyone who criticizes the movie version of ‘Fences’ for remaining too much like the play it started out as, the apt rejoinder would be that that’s actually one of its chief pleasures.
‘Sing’ is a family-friendly holiday movie that might just as easily have been titled Singing.
But as holiday-season movies go, if it’s a failure, it’s a noble one.