Film


Boseman delivers tour de force in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

CHADWICK Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope — balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humor and ...

November 29, 2020, Sunday


Star-studded cast comes out in ‘Happiest Season’

WHO we are with our parents and who we are in a romantic relationship can seem like different people. For Harper (Mackenzie Davis), a newspaper reporter living a nice adult life in Pittsburgh with her ...

November 29, 2020, Sunday


‘The Climb’ a soaring Coenesque bromance

THREE-QUARTERS through “The Climb” comes a scene we’ve all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the best man who rushes into a church during a marriage ceremony and screams ...

November 22, 2020, Sunday


Winslet finds passion among the ‘Ammonite’ rocks

“ammonite” unearths the stories of two women buried by history: Paleontologist Mary Anning, who in the 19th century made significant prehistoric fossil discoveries along the Southwest coast of England, ...

November 22, 2020, Sunday


Eva Green on playing an astronaut in ‘Proxima’

MOVIES about astronauts and space are so often also about estranged fathers and sons. So it’s a welcome respite that in the new film “Proxima,” now available to rent on demand, the focus is on a mother, ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday


Actors connect to portray Edo-era painter Hokusai

A new film portraying the life of Edo-era painter and printer Hokusai features the artistry of two modern-day Japanese actors. Yuya Yagira, who won a Cannes Best Actor award for his role in Hirokazu Koreeda’s ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday


‘Rebecca’ remake lacks spirit of Hitchcock

IT’S asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly revered as a ghostly Gothic masterpiece and the only film of Hitch’s to win ...

November 1, 2020, Sunday


Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair

No matter how you cut it, “The Witches” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured women ...

November 1, 2020, Sunday


Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

EVER since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: digital ...

October 25, 2020, Sunday


Charming ‘Over the Moon’ lost in lunar orbit

THE acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she’s going further than any of his creations — the moon. Twelve-year-old Fei Fei builds ...

October 25, 2020, Sunday




 

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