Film


Gyllenhaal ‘guilty’ of commanding performance

AN emergency dispatch center doesn’t exactly sound like the most visually exciting place to set an entire film. But the technical limitations of being imprisoned in a soulless office while high-stakes ...

October 10, 2021, Sunday


Going from great heights to subterranean

In “The Rescue,” filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, who won the 2019 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award for “Free Solo,” trade climbing peaks for watery depths. The documentary, which ...

October 10, 2021, Sunday


A disorienting fall film season in flux

FILMMAKER Cary Fukunaga has been waiting more than a year and a half for the biggest movie of his career, the James Bond film “No Time to Die,” to arrive in theaters. It has been a strange and surreal ...

September 26, 2021, Sunday


Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ jabs, flips Asian American film cliches

LIKE a lot of Asian actors, Simu Liu has played the nameless guy who can do martial arts but inevitably loses out to a more skilled white guy. It was one of his very first stunt jobs. “Yeah, I took my ...

September 12, 2021, Sunday


‘Together’ is an actor’s dream for James McAvoy & Sharon Horgan

JAMES McAvoy and Sharon Horgan didn’t know one another prior to this year, but the two actors got very familiar very quickly thanks to the new film “Together,” a cutting examination of a failing relationship ...

September 5, 2021, Sunday


A past-obsessed underwater world in peril

JUST as surely as climate change is scarring the land and warming the seas, it is also flooding our movies. The planet’s imperiled future has been in the DNA of disaster movies like “The Day After Tomorrow” ...

August 29, 2021, Sunday


‘The Protege’ aims high but falls on its pretty face

Maggie Q should really be the star of “The Protege.” She’s in virtually every scene, whether covered in blood or couture. But top billing for this thriller goes to Michael Keaton, who saunters in by the ...

August 29, 2021, Sunday


Welcome to a family you may never forget

THEY say silence is golden. It’s a silly phrase, but it takes on an urgent poignancy for three stunning minutes in “CODA,” Siân Heder’s refreshing, loving and altogether irresistible film about a deaf ...

August 22, 2021, Sunday


‘Free Guy’ a video game version of ‘Truman Show’

In upside-down simulations, time loops and video games turned inside out, a growing body of movies trade on the feeling of living in a false reality — of being a glitch in the matrix. Virtual realities ...

August 22, 2021, Sunday


An eccentric, tortured pop opera for post-modern era

“annette” is a film that’s likely best experienced rather than described. Anyone familiar with the work of French director Leos Carax, best known for the surreal Denis Lavant fantasy “Holy Motors,” probably ...

August 15, 2021, Sunday




 

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