‘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.
Not only is the Force still with us, it’s growing.
The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but ‘La La Land’ is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last.
Then there is Office Christmas Party, a holiday comedy that bakes all three genre into the same seasonal fruitcake and comes up wanting.
‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.
‘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.
Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.
It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.
Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.
A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.
The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.
It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.
Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…
‘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.
‘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.
‘Arrival’ is a knockout, a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising, and supremely satisfying drama that speaks to the head and the heart – in that order.
‘Trolls’ goes down in the books as an animated comedy — but it’s actually a forced march through the aisles of a toy store.