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Thursday, Apr. 27, 2023
Review: Writer-Director Kelly Fremon Craig's "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret"
There is not a cynical molecule in the big-screen adaptation of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," a sweet, playful and reverential adaptation of Judy Blume's famed coming-of-age novel about the everyday problems of an 11-year-old girl. Perhaps it shouldn't have been earthshattering for...
Friday, Apr. 21, 2023
Review: Director Stephen Williams' "Chevalier"
Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was an extraordinarily accomplished man in Marie Antoinette's France. He was a scholar, a fencer, a virtuoso violinist and a famous and sought-after composer who wrote string quartets, symphonies and operas. His influence was vast, but he was all but...
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023
Review: Director Lisa Cortés' "Little Richard: I Am Everything"
The king of rock 'n' roll didn't die at Graceland in 1977. He died just three years ago in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and he never really got the crown he deserved. That's the persuasive case made by Lisa Cortés' documentary "Little Richard: I Am Everything," an insightful biography of an unlikely hero...
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023
HBO's "Somebody Somewhere" Finds Joy, Acceptance In Middle America
There are no flying dragons, zombies or media moguls in the HBO series "Somebody Somewhere," making it different in tone and scope from the network's larger, flashier shows. But the Bridget Everett-starring series is unique in its own right for its themes of representation, acceptance and also...
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023
Review: Director Chris McKay's "Renfield"
"Renfield" is not Nicolas Cage's first blush with a vampire. In 1988's "Vampire's Kiss," he played a New York literary agent who thought he was an immortal bloodsucker. His bug-eyed performance was essentially the birth of the over-the-top, kabuki-inflected mythology of Cage. Years later, it would...
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023
Review: Director Ben Affleck's "Air"
The new movie " Air " is technically about a shoe. There is nothing especially extraordinary about this shoe. As the Q-like Nike designer Peter Moore (Matthew Maher) explains, the last significant change to footwear was made some 600 years ago when the decision was made to differentiate the right...
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023
Review: "The Super Mario Bros. Movie"
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. But it is also, if I check the clock, Mario Time. "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," with its vistas of primary colors, is here to brighten our dreary springs, T.S. Eliot...
Friday, Mar. 31, 2023
Review: Director Jeremy Garelick's "Murder Mystery 2"
You would have a hard time defending the limp plotting, the bland action-adventure set pieces or the Agatha Christie-light whodunit twists of the first "Murder Mystery." And, yet, it was kind of good. "Murder Mystery," one of Netflix's most-streamed films, was chock full of exotic settings and...
Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023
Review: Director Raine Allen-Miller's "Rye Lane"
Yas and Dom meet-cute in the best possible way in the new rom-com "Rye Lane." They're paired up at a karaoke bar by chance and simply slay, leaving the crowd demanding more and chanting their names. The new couple recognize "an immediate, deep animal attraction." No, not really. That's just the...
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023
Review: Writer-Director A.V. Rockwell's "A Thousand and One"
There is a dread that hovers over " A Thousand and One," writer-director A.V. Rockwell's remarkably vivid and tender debut feature about a mother and son in New York in the 1990s. The film does not play out like a mystery or a thriller — it's about the mundanities and trials of life with a kid in a...