Film


Documentary explores Anthony Bourdain’s own ‘parts unknown’

THERE are many startling moments in “Roadrunner,” Morgan Neville’s rich and moving documentary about the singular culinary storyteller Anthony Bourdain, who tragically took his life at the age of 61. Here’s ...

July 25, 2021, Sunday


‘Stillwater’ bridges Oklahoma and France

THE set up of Tom McCarthy’s “Stillwater” sounds very Liam Neesonesque. Matt Damon stars as a tough, terse Oklahoma father who travels to Marseille, France, to visit his jailed daughter (Abigail Breslin), ...

July 18, 2021, Sunday


Back in Cannes with daughter Dylan, Sean Penn directs again

SEAN Penn has been to the Cannes Film Festival about a dozen times — from bumming around with Robert De Niro in 1984 to presiding over the jury. But his last visit was rocky. Penn’s film, 2016’s “The ...

July 18, 2021, Sunday


Battling space aliens 30 years in the future

THE time-traveling “The Tomorrow War,” set largely in an alien, apocalyptic future, is a kind of throwback. Summer sci-fi spectacles like this — a sprawling, slightly sloppy, sometimes serious, often ...

July 11, 2021, Sunday


‘Forever Purge’ gets political on southern US border

THE dystopian action-horror “Purge” franchise has previously made stops in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Now it’s time to pull on a pair of cowboy boots and get ready for a little twangy ...

July 11, 2021, Sunday


‘Black Widow’ is a satisfying detour for Marvel

How fleeting world domination can be. It can disappear in a snap. It’s been two years since the last Marvel film, an unfathomable chasm for an ever-churning movie machine. In between, Marvel has made ...

July 4, 2021, Sunday


‘Summer of Soul’ may be documentary of the year

IN the summer of 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, some of the biggest musical acts of the time, like Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson and the Fifth Dimension, ...

July 4, 2021, Sunday


‘Queen Bees’ abuzz in retirement home

THERE are two genres I tend to approach with extra caution: slashers and retirement home comedies. Both have found me covering my eyes for not entirely unrelated reasons. Yes, the dismembering is more ...

June 27, 2021, Sunday


Hart shows his range in tearjerker

Kevin Hart can make us laugh and cry, it seems, even if the vehicle was practically engineered to bring on the waterworks. In “Fatherhood,” on Netflix last weekend, he plays a new dad whose wife dies ...

June 27, 2021, Sunday


Story of a young life as a stolen adventure

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa’s “Luca” — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar’s most pure ...

June 20, 2021, Sunday




 

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