Film


Big expectations for debut of latest Spider-Man installment

With great power comes great responsibility — and so Spider-Man is being called upon to save Hollywood and movie theaters once again, with analysts eyeing the pandemic era’s first potential billion-dollar-grossing ...

December 26, 2021, Sunday


Family bonds sorely tested over Thanksgiving dinner

Laughter and tears. Fun and disappointment. Affection and insults. Anxieties, hostilities, too much food, too much alcohol. In other words: Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving stories in the news ...

December 5, 2021, Sunday


Disney’s‘Encanto’flips the typical children’s script

MIRABEL is extraordinary, in that when it comes to her family, she is totally normal. That’s the set-up for Disney’s absolutely charming new animated musical “Encanto,” which flips the typical children’s ...

December 5, 2021, Sunday


Princess Diana biopic’s cast outshines the story

The casting, with Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, is brilliant, and the ending, in a top-down convertible, is sublime. So why is the rest of Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer” such a hollow exercise in high ...

November 14, 2021, Sunday


Man’s love for his dog in post-apocalyptic world

TOM Hanks doesn’t need a human or even a sentient acting partner to make a film or a scene sing. Think Wilson the volleyball, Hooch and even that laptop from “You’ve Got Mail.” So it’s not at all surprising ...

November 14, 2021, Sunday


‘The French Dispatch’ is a film of 4 quirky stories

THERE’S a line that Bill Murray’s Harold Ross-like character Arthur Howitzer Jr, the editor of The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, says a few times in Wes Anderson’s new movie that ...

October 31, 2021, Sunday


Denis Villeneuve’s doom-laden, dynamite ‘Dune’

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science-fiction novel. Hot as it may be on Arrakis, the desert planet that ...

October 31, 2021, Sunday


Tribute to a short-lived, idiosyncratic band

AS a young man starting college, director Todd Haynes fell immediately for the Velvet Underground — the band which, musician Brian Eno famously said, didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought ...

October 24, 2021, Sunday


A feral and wildly original shock to the system

“Titane” is a shock to the system. Unbound by genre, decency or form, French writer-director Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or recipient is pulsating and passionately defiant cinema that nearly defies explanation. ...

October 24, 2021, Sunday


With humor, ‘Venom 2’ leans into relationships

“VENOM: Let There Be Carnage” is at its best when it’s not trying to be a comic book movie. That fact may not bode especially well for future spinoffs and integrations within the so-called “Spider-Verse,” ...

October 17, 2021, Sunday




 

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