Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Review: Director Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking "Star Wars" adventure yet. Not the exercise in nostalgia that was J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," Johnson's Episode VIII takes George Lucas' space opera in new...
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Review: Director Craig Gillespie's "I, Tonya"
"I, Tonya" is the Tonya Harding film you never knew you wanted: an outrageously entertaining reappraisal of the Olympic figure skater who, in 1994, was involved in a scheme to injure her main rival, Nancy Kerrigan. Resurrecting Harding from the yellowed pages of '90s tabloids may seem about as...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Review: Director Noah Baumbach's "Meyerowitz Stories" For Netflix
Your first response to "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — REALLY good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood. The opening scene finds Danny in the driver's seat beside Eliza, his teenage daughter (...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Review: Director Reginald Hudlin's "Marshall"
Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood's notice. Despite its title, "Marshall," too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall's early career as counsel for the NAACP...
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Review: Director Hany Abu-Assad's "The Mountain Between Us"
"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other. No, no, no. Are you crazy? They fall in love — kinda,...
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Review: Director Sean Baker's "The Florida Project"
Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount motel off a busy street called The Magic Castle. It's painted in garish shades of lavender and amethyst...
Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
Review: Director Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049"
"We're all just looking out for something real," says Robin Wright's police captain in "Blade Runner 2049." Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of "Blade Runner," is speaking to her replicant detective whose name is his serial number: KDC-3-7 — or "K," for short (Ryan...
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
Lee Daniels Reflects On "Empire," "Star," Combined Series Storylines
Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels says he's consumed by fear each time he films a new scene. Even after Daniels found meteoric success through films such as "Monster's Ball," ''Precious" and "The Butler," along with his popular TV series "Empire," he still worries that his work won't live up to...
Monday, Sep. 25, 2017
Review: Director Stephen Frears' "Victoria & Abdul"
Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain's royal court at the turn of the 20th century. You were perhaps thinking of the film "Mrs. Brown," starring Judi Dench as...
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017
Review: Director David Gordon Green's "Stronger"
"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie. In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman, bloodied and...