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Movie Review: ‘Snowden’

Cheer or boo his politics, but give Oliver Stone his cinematic props.

09/19/2016

Movie Review: ‘Max Rose’

‘Max Rose’ turns out to be an interesting but problematic movie.

09/17/2016

Movie Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’

With Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver gone, what Bridget does this time out is become pregnant without being sure who the father-to-be is.

09/15/2016

Movie Review: ‘When the Bough Breaks’

The ridiculously arbitrary narrative gets more preposterous as it goes along.

09/10/2016

Movie Review: ‘Sully’

‘Sully’ is an unapologetically optimistic biodrama based on the uplifting story, dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.”

09/09/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Hollars’

The Hollar family doesn’t do all that much hollering. But they find a way to put the funk in dysfunctional anyway.

09/08/2016

Movie Review: ‘Complete UnKnown’

‘Complete Unknown’ has more than enough “unknown” to intrigue from a distance. But would that it were more “complete.”

09/03/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’

‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a good cry and an even better movie.

09/02/2016

Movie Review: ‘Morgan’

‘Morgan’ is a generic smorgasbord – a buffet of science fiction, horror, mystery, and thriller elements.

09/01/2016

Movie Review: ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

It’s a lovingly dark drama about the land of milk and honey that launches Natalie Portman’s second career.

08/27/2016

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’

In its own perverse way, ‘Don’t Breathe’ takes your breath away.

08/26/2016

Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

‘Hell or High Water’ is a crime-spree thriller about a pair of brothers, Toby and Tanner Howard, played respectively by Chris Pine and Ben Foster.

08/18/2016

Movie Review: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ hits just about every note just right.

08/12/2016

Movie Review: ‘Indignation’

It’s rare in the modern movie marketplace for the author of the book from a which a film emerges to be the most familiar name connected with the project.

08/11/2016

Movie Review: ‘Suicide Squad’

But the movie, while not suicidal, is not good either.

08/05/2016

Movie Review: Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You

Some might come into the film wondering why the subject deserves all this attention, but the film makes its case: what’s being celebrated here is somebody who absolutely pushed the boundaries of television and changed our culture for the better.

08/04/2016

Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’

As sequels go, Jason Bourne may not feel necessary, but it’s absorbing nonetheless.

07/30/2016

Movie Review: ‘Bad Moms’

The film is not exactly nuanced and is underwritten enough to be uneven, but at least it has a specific, audience-friendly agenda and is fitfully amusing.

07/28/2016

Movie Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’

The title makes it sounds like a comic book-inspired superhero thriller. It’s not. In fact, it’s anything but.

07/26/2016

Movie Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

Ab Fab is back. And, given the state of the world of late and our collective need for a few laughs, not a moment too soon.

07/23/2016

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

‘Star Trek Beyond, ‘ the third installment in the most recent rebooted series, is very much on the pedestrian side.

07/22/2016

Movie Review: ‘Café Society’

‘Café Society’ is essentially a romcom. But there’s an existential sadness underlying the plot that gives the film a legitimate distinctiveness.

07/21/2016

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’

Thirty years later, it arrives, a reimagined ‘Ghostbusters’ for a new generation.

07/15/2016

Movie Review: ‘Life, Animated’

Life, Animated is an emotionally engaging and richly rewarding documentary about the coming-of-age of an autistic child and the way that his passion for Disney cartoons unlocks the key to his language skills.

07/14/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

It’s a peek behind the curtain into the world of domestic dogs and cats and birds, oh, my, in the animated comedy ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’

07/08/2016

Movie Review: ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

Do I find Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates eruptively funny? I do.

07/07/2016

Movie Review: ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’

Our Kind of Traitor centers on an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.

07/04/2016

Movie Review: ‘The BFG’

If Spielbergian isn’t already an official cinematic adjective, it ought to be.

07/01/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

The Legend of Tarzan is a jungle adventure you’ll politely appreciate without going particularly ape.

07/01/2016

Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

It may be, first of all, the quirkiest odd-couple flick ever made, because this adventure dramedy goes its own way and then some.

06/30/2016

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