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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

Weekend Box Office Report: Numbers Add Up For ‘The Accountant’

The Ben Affleck-starring thriller finished first at the box office on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $25-million.

10/17/2016

Movie Review: ‘Denial’

Denial pays a price for adhering to the strict truth, but there’s no denying its quiet, understated power.

10/15/2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?

And his latest concert film shows him not only doing stand-up, but accomplishing something no one has done before.

10/14/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Accountant’

Like its protagonist, ‘The Accountant’ is all over the place.

10/13/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Girl On The Train’

‘The Girl on the Train’ is a boozy, suspenseful, character-driven mystery-thriller based on the page-turner of a 2015 best-seller of the same name by debuting novelist Paula Hawkins.

10/08/2016

Movie Review: ‘Girl Asleep’

‘Girl Asleep’ is an unpredictable Australian comedy that thrives on its idiosyncratic quirkiness.

10/07/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

‘The Birth of a Nation’ is “only” marvelous, a powerful, mournful drama about slavery and systemic racism that is both admirably timeless and depressingly timely.

10/06/2016

Movie Review: ‘Masterminds’

It works mainly as a showcase for the cast, who get laughs in the spots they try to, but who don’t exactly jump off the page.

10/01/2016

Movie Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The man-made-disaster docudrama focuses on the biggest oil spill – the worst ecological incident — in American history.

09/30/2016

Movie Review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

It’s a family-audience fantasy adventure about a teen named Jake, who discovers the abandoned orphanage that lends the film its name.

09/29/2016

Movie Review: ‘The Magnificent Seven’

It sprawling western remake comes from director Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.

09/22/2016

Movie Review: ‘Storks’

Storks achieves liftoff, but then struggles with its own delivery.

09/22/2016

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

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