Film


‘Nomadland’s’ American odyssey

THE great recession didn’t just eliminate jobs, it also erased an entire town. Six months after US Gypsum closed its doors in Empire, Nevada, a company town since 1948, its zip code was retired and its ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday


Pike compellingly cruel in toxic thriller

An air of mystery surrounded Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” but there’s no mistaking her in “I Care a Lot.” Sporting designer suits and a bob cut so sharp that you tremble for her stylist, Pike’s Marla ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday


Heartening pandemic love story

THE year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front,” someone shouts. Talk about timing. When he began making ...

February 21, 2021, Sunday


Lockdown romance a bitter-sweet failure

“MALCOLM & Marie,” at least, looks the part. Shot in slinky black-and-white, with John David Washington and Zendaya playing a sharply dressed couple just back to their stunning, modernist Los Angeles ...

February 21, 2021, Sunday


‘Supernova’ is a quiet burning star

STANLEY Tucci and Colin Firth have been friends for 20 years and that is plainly evident watching them play longtime lovers in the wrenchingly beautiful film “Supernova.” The award-winning duo are like ...

February 7, 2021, Sunday


Justin Timberlake seeks redemption in ‘Palmer’

THERE’S a kitchen-sink full of serious drama cliches in the new Justin Timberlake film “Palmer,” about a high school football star-turned-convict who must help the young gender-fluid boy with the addict ...

February 7, 2021, Sunday


Tucci on grief, cooking, love

Stanley Tucci’s pandemic experiences have run the gamut. He has home-schooled little kids with his wife Felicity Blunt; shared cocktail recipes; had the virus and worked on film and TV sets with new safety ...

February 7, 2021, Sunday


The human factor of Mideast talks

READY for a documentary about three decades of agonizing fits and starts of the Mideast peace process, from the perspective of US negotiators? You’re probably thinking that doesn’t sound too enticing ...

January 31, 2021, Sunday


Showdown at the border ends in tragedy

BORDER tensions are boiled down to two families in “No Man’s Land,” an uneven independent thriller with some redeeming qualities. Its heart, and homages to classic Westerns, are in the right place even ...

January 31, 2021, Sunday


Movie mirrors our ‘Locked Down’ strife

DOUG Liman’s “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful. ...

January 24, 2021, Sunday




 

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