Film


Franchise Angel fails to take flight

There is a certain mindless pleasure in the “Fallen” movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing ...

August 25, 2019, Sunday


Weaving is game for challenge as bride

WEDDINGS usually lead to some fun and games in the bedroom for the happy and exhausted couple. In new horror-thriller “Ready or Not,” that’s definitely true — but the games aren’t always fun. Samara ...

August 25, 2019, Sunday


Birdbrain sequel is flush with jokes

It’s hard to have huge expectations about a movie titled “The Angry Birds Movie 2....

August 18, 2019, Sunday


Audience left asking where did plot go

THE idea behind “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is tantalizing — a woman goes missing and her 15-year-old daughter tries to piece together where she went. In the process, the daughter discovers a whole ...

August 18, 2019, Sunday


Floppy-eared film is heavy-pawed

THE film adaptation of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” seems to have been designed by an algorithm to maximize appeal for a certain demographic of women aged around 30 and up. Let’s take the lovable dad ...

August 11, 2019, Sunday


Hobbs & Shaw get well-oiled and dirty

ADD an “e’’ and “Hobbs & Shaw” might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Tantalizing as such a pairing may have been to ...

August 11, 2019, Sunday


Tense family drama packs a punch

BE yourself” is a loaded idea for any 17-year-old, but especially for Luce Edgar, the title character of director Julius Onah’s riveting adaptation of JC Lee’s play “Luce.” In this simmering drama, complex ...

August 4, 2019, Sunday


‘Red Sea Diving’ drowns in shallow end

THE daring story of how thousands of beleaguered Ethiopian Jews stranded in refugee camps in Sudan were bravely smuggled to safety in Israel in the 1980s needs little extra drama. Tell that to Netflix. ...

August 4, 2019, Sunday


A-grade acting in ode to Hollywood

DIRECTOR Quentin Tarantino has made his most affectionate and poignant ode to the movie business yet with “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.” It’s a breezy, woozy Hollywood fable set in 1969 Los Angeles ...

July 28, 2019, Sunday


Life and interviews of veteran newsman

VLADIMIR Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbara Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt. If they were famous — or infamous — they most probably ...

July 28, 2019, Sunday




 

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