Film


‘Wonder Park’ is at war with itself

THERE’S always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked down and you slowly, agonizingly ride up to the first drop. You know the next few minutes are going to be harrowing — you just ...

March 24, 2019, Sunday


‘Us’ holds up a dark mirror to America

JORDAN Peele has tightened his grip in “Us,” a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director’s astonishing debut, “Get Out,” that despite its deficiencies will leave all ...

March 24, 2019, Sunday


‘Triple Frontier’ heist goes awry

JOB opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives of J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier.” There is selling condos or taking contract work in an African war zone. ...

March 17, 2019, Sunday


Wild horses can’t hold back the untamed

WE don’t find out our protagonist’s name for quite some time in “The Mustang,” the feature debut of French writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. All we know at first is what we see and what Belgian ...

March 17, 2019, Sunday


‘Wedding Guest’ is not rom-com thriller

NO one going to see “The Wedding Guest” should expect a rom-com. The always-likable Dev Patel does star in it as a hunky guy who travels to a wedding party but he’s not been invited and he really ruins ...

March 3, 2019, Sunday


‘Apollo 11’ and man’s glorious feat

The 1969 mission to the moon has been seen in many phases before but never with the shining, crystal-clear fullness of Todd Douglas Miller’s extraordinary “Apollo 11,” a documentary culled from archival...

March 3, 2019, Sunday


‘Dragon’ set for affectionate close

BORN in the 3D land rush, “How to Train Your Dragon” has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies ...

February 24, 2019, Sunday


‘Flying Bird’ is a fast break of a movie

STRAIGHT, “no chaser” is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in “High Flying Bird,” and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down ...

February 24, 2019, Sunday


‘Fighting With My Family,’ a body slam

EVEN the most eccentric passions of working-class England have seldom featured as much spandex as “Fighting With My Family.” Patrick “Rowdy Ricky Knight” Bevis (Nick Frost) and Julia “Sweet Saraya” Bevis ...

February 17, 2019, Sunday


Toying with rom-com film formula

EVEN when done well, a romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They’re so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a healthy ...

February 17, 2019, Sunday




 

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