Film


‘Knives Out,’ a Trump era whodunit

RIAN Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at loose threads until it has intricately, woven together something exceedingly ...

December 8, 2019, Sunday


‘Two Popes,’ a buddy movie in vestments

BELIEVERS of all religions can agree on one thing: The Vatican is an unlikely place for a bromance. The novelty of Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes” is right there in its title. There has only been ...

December 8, 2019, Sunday


Cynical reporter charmed by goodness of real-life character

Director Marielle Heller frames “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pitt...

November 24, 2019, Sunday


Hanks’ change of mind to play iconic children’s TV presenter

Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one....

November 24, 2019, Sunday


Frozen 2 sisters still doing it for themselves

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad....

November 24, 2019, Sunday


Black comedy at heart of ‘Jojo Rabbit’

“Oh good, another Hitler comedy! It’s been too long,” said no studio development executive, ever. But of course, absurd as the idea may seem, some attempts to wring humor from the horrors of Nazi Germany ...

October 27, 2019, Sunday


No triumphant Terminator return

Who will save the “Terminator” franchise from itself?...

October 27, 2019, Sunday


Advanced technology but lifeless movie

Will Smith is usually an asset to a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think then that it would be a good thing to have not just ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday


An unstoppable fierce tragicomedy

Bong Joon-ho’s film “Parasite” starts in a dingy, half-basement apartment with a family of four barely able to scratch out a life....

October 13, 2019, Sunday


A space odyssey with daddy issues

HAVING stayed rigorously close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray has been making up for lost time. His last film, “The Lost City of Z,” journeyed into the Amazon, ...

September 29, 2019, Sunday




 

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