December 4, 2021
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Review: Venus and Serena Williams biopic smashes an ace

By | Dec 1, 2021

Venus and Serena Williams are portrayed terrifically in “King Richard,” a biopic that follows the formula but is overall effective.


Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda makes excellent feature debut

By | Nov 30, 2021

For a man who has no experience directing movies, television or musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda keeps “Tick, Tick … Boom” from bombing.


Review: Film astonishingly depicts tragedy in Northern Ireland

By | Nov 17, 2021

“Belfast” does an incredible job depicting the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland through the life of a neutral family.


Review: “The Harder They Fall” hits harder than it falls

By | Nov 16, 2021

“The Harder They Fall” is a new Netflix western featuring an all-Black cast. While intense and fun, the film features signs of a first-time director.


Review: Edgar Wright’s latest is glaringly inauthentic

By | Nov 9, 2021

Mind-boggling effects and beautiful cinematography of 1960s London can’t save “Last Night in Soho” from being an unsuccessful girl-boss thriller.


Review: New “Paranormal Activity” movie is frighteningly decent

By | Nov 9, 2021

The “Paranormal Activity” series continues with “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin,” a surprisingly creative and effective addition to the series.


Review: “Dune” adaptation is worthy of a sanding ovation

By | Nov 2, 2021

“Dune” is the first well-told adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel and has ruthless villains and interesting characters.


Review: Wes Anderson’s latest is yet another vapid mess

By | Nov 1, 2021

“The French Dispatch” is a perfect example of the failures of modern art. It looks nice and has its own personality, but has next to no substance.


Review: Latest Michael Myers flick knifes itself

By | Oct 27, 2021

The “Halloween” brand is an automatic sell — especially in October — so even trying to make an intelligible film seems too lofty an ambition.


Review: ‘The Velvet Underground’ does justice to band’s legacy

By | Oct 25, 2021

“The Velvet Underground” is a beautiful documentary that recounts the role of the eponymous band in the 1960’s avant-garde scene in New York City.


Review: Scandinavian horror movie has tremendous banalities

By | Oct 19, 2021

“Lamb” is not so much an art film as it is an artifice film that gestures at the complex themes that it aspires to have.


Review: 25th Bond movie overcomes all the odds

By | Oct 18, 2021

“No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig’s final role as James Bond, offers a combination of intense action and rich emotion that is shaken, not stirred.