Monday, August 19, 2019


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Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019
Review: Director Tim Burton's "Dumbo"
The original "Dumbo" was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific. Crafted as a simpler Disney fable after the more extravagant "Fantasia" disappointed at the box office, "Dumbo" — only 64 minutes in length — took flight just...
Monday, Mar. 25, 2019
Review: Director John Lee Hancock's "The Highwaymen" 
It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets. That's what happened to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934, the day the law finally caught up to the couple who had spent years...
Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019
Review: Director David F. Sandberg's "Shazam!"
Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good. OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F. Sandberg has infused his film with so much heart and charm that it hardly matters. Even the deficiencies, like the...
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
Review: Director Jordan Peele's "Us"
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 who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele's growing command as a singular conjurer of...
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019
Review: A Trip To "Wonder Park" 
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 don't know how bad. So here's a warning about the new animated amusement park film "Wonder Park...
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019
Review: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's "The Mustang"
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 actor Matthias Schoenaerts projects. A psychologist played by Connie Britton, in a brief but...
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019
Review: Director Vincent D'Onofrio's "The Kid"
"There's no such thing as the West anymore." That's actually not a line from "The Kid," Vincent D'Onofrio's new coming-of-age Western starring Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan and Chris Pratt. It's from Sam Shepard's play "True West," currently on Broadway — and also starring Hawke. In fact, can we talk...
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019
Review: Director J.C. Chandor's "Triple Frontier"
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 warzone. There's stocking shelves at Walmart or taking down a South African drug lord. And you thought...
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019
Review: Director Sebastian Lelio's "Gloria Bell"
Everyone is vanishing around Julianne Moore's title character in Sebastian Lelio's "Gloria Bell." The disappearances don't come with blood-curdling shrieks or thundering score cues, but with the humdrum ebb of middle age. People just move away or recede from view. Gloria is a divorced, fifty-...
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019
Review: Directors Boden, Fleck Team On "Captain Marvel"
If there is one thing that's true of most of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's that they have life and spirit to spare. It's a kind of an intoxicating joy that dares even the most comic book-apathetic to get onboard and delight in the spectacle, and it usually comes down to the...

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