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Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

Space, race, and the space race.

12/29/2016

Movie Review: ‘Why Him?’

It’s every overprotective dad’s knee-jerk question, sometimes spoken, more often merely thought.

12/26/2016

Movie Review: Passengers

As holiday gifts from the movie world go, Passengers is sensationally wrapped. It’s what’s inside that’s problematic.

12/23/2016

Movie Review: ‘Fences’

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.

12/22/2016

Movie Review: ‘Sing’

‘Sing’ is a family-friendly holiday movie that might just as easily have been titled Singing.

12/21/2016

Movie Review: Collateral Beauty

But as holiday-season movies go, if it’s a failure, it’s a noble one.

12/16/2016

Movie Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Not only is the Force still with us, it’s growing.

12/15/2016

Movie Review: ‘La La Land’

The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but ‘La La Land’ is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last.

12/15/2016

Movie Review: Office Christmas Party

Then there is Office Christmas Party, a holiday comedy that bakes all three genre into the same seasonal fruitcake and comes up wanting.

12/09/2016

Movie Review: ‘Miss Sloane’

‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.

12/08/2016

Movie Review: ‘Man Down’

‘Man Down’ is a scattered psychological military thriller, presumably set in a post-apocalyptic America, that examines the phenomenon of modern-day, combat-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the way we treat our returning military.

12/07/2016

Movie Review: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.

12/02/2016

Movie Review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.

12/01/2016

Moana

Movie Review: ‘Moana’

Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.

11/30/2016

Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.

11/19/2016

Movie Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.

11/18/2016

Movie Review: The Edge Of Seventeen

It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.

11/17/2016

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Doctor Strange’ Remains Top

Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…

11/14/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Eagle Huntress’

‘The Eagle Huntress,’ off to a good start on the film festival circuit, follows Aisholpan Naigurv, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to hunt with an eagle.

11/11/2016

Movie Review: ‘Loving’

‘Loving’ is a quietly powerful civil rights biodrama, the true story of Richard and Mildred (Jeter) Loving, played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, an interracial couple – she’s black and he’s white – who marry in 1958 in Virginia.

11/11/2016

Movie Review: ‘Arrival’

‘Arrival’ is a knockout, a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising, and supremely satisfying drama that speaks to the head and the heart – in that order.

11/10/2016

Movie Review: ‘Trolls’

‘Trolls’ goes down in the books as an animated comedy — but it’s actually a forced march through the aisles of a toy store.

11/05/2016

Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’

The Marvelization of Hollywood continues with ‘Doctor Strange,’ the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

11/04/2016

Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a brutal Australian-American biodrama about a real-life conscientious objector’s seemingly paradoxical battlefield heroism.

11/03/2016

Movie Review: ‘Inferno’

‘Inferno’ follows 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009‘s Angels & Demons in the internationally popular franchise featuring Hanks as Harvard professor and symbology expert Robert Langdon.

10/28/2016

Movie Review: ‘Christine’

So we’ll rate ‘Christine’…

10/27/2016

Movie Review: Certain Women

Proof that you can be certain of your respect for a movie’s intentions while being equally certain that you’re dissatisfied with the results comes to us in the form of Certain Women.

10/27/2016

Movie Review: ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’

It’s about the relationships between couples and individuals.

10/22/2016

Movie Review: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is based on the 2013 book of the same name.

10/21/2016

Movie Review: ‘American Pastoral’

American Pastoral is the movie version of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel about the father of a terrorist.

10/20/2016

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