Monday, November 19, 2018

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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Review: Director Steven Caple Jr.'s "Creed II"
The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this one...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Review: Director Peter Farrelly's "Green Book"
If there is a big studio movie that's more generally crowd-pleasing than "Green Book " this season, I have yet to find it. In this landscape of challenging, provocative, edgy films, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and, of all people, director Peter Farrelly have come along with a movie about...
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Review: Director Steve McQueen's "Widows"
When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, but...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Review: Director Yates' "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
Like the bottomless trunk totted by "magizoolologist" Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is a mixed bag of wonders. Newt (Eddie Redmayne) can reach into his suitcase and, like Mary Poppins before him, pull out just about anything. And it sometimes feels as though J.K...
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Review: Director Fede Alvarez's "The Girl in the Spider's Web"
No, "The Girl in the Spider's Web" isn't a Spider-man spinoff about a young woman ensnarled by Peter Parker. But you'd be forgiven for thinking the latest, revamped iteration of Stieg Larsson's thrillers has some superhero DNA. This, Lisbeth Salander's third big-screen incarnation in nine years,...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Cinematographers & Cameras: "BlacKkKlansman," Toronto Fest Films, Facebook Series
One DP got the opportunity to collaborate with a director he long admired, yielding a film which earned a six-minute standing ovation at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Another two-time Oscar nominee lensed an ad campaign for a director which translated into their again teaming on a feature,...
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Yessian Takes Reverse Path To #1 Entry In Quarter's Top Ten Tracks Chart
An impromptu celebration breaks out in a diner but soon we realize that we’re witnessing the festivities—including the deployment of confetti-firing canons—in reverse. The good times are depicted in this spot titled “Change It Up” for Denizen from Levi’s, which earned number one entry distinction...
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Review: Jonah Hill Makes Directorial Debut With "Mid90s"
A year after Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" comes another actor-turned-director's memory-inspired California-set coming-of-age tale from the boutique film studio A24. This time, the time period has been dialed back a few years (from the early '00s to the mid-'90s), Dave Mathews Band has been traded for...
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Review: Paul Dano Makes Directorial Debut With "Wildlife"
It's fall of 1960 in Montana when we meet the Brinson family in "Wildlife ," a carefully considered and deeply moving adaptation of a Richard Ford novel about a fracturing marriage and the teenage son witnessing it all. Things don't start out bad, or don't seem to be. Jerry Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal...
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Review: "The Conners" Shows Life After Roseanne
Can there be a "Roseanne" without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much. ABC on Tuesday night aired the first episode of "The Conners," a spinoff of "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr. An overdose of pain pills may be the...

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