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Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019
Review: DreamWorks Animation, Pearl Studios Team On "Abominable"
"Abominable" is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios (formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks), "Abominable" is a rare kind of creature but the sort we're likely to...
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019
Review: Director Goold Captures Zellweger's Tour de Force Performance In "Judy"
Renée Zellweger is so undeniably perfect as Judy Garland that it almost makes up for the shortcomings of the film around it. "Judy " is itself a fine and imperfect look at some of Garland's last years of life, but it really should have been something transcendent — Zellweger's performance demands...
Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019
Review: Director Michael Engler's "Downton Abbey"
The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, almost every character who made it out of the six season run alive is back for...
Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019
Review: Director John Crowley's "The Goldfinch"
Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-...
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019
Review: Writer-Director Lorene Scafaria's "Hustlers"
“Hustlers “ saves all of its tricks for the end. It’s a banger of an ending, too, which is something that so few films manage to nail. The emotion, the stakes, the character development and the why of it all hit around the same time. This, you think, is the movie. Then suddenly it’s over just when...
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019
Review: Director Simon Hunter's "Edie"
In the northwest of Scotland, there stands a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven. Climbing it is not for the timid. But that's not a word that describes the unusual heroine determined to conquer Suilven in the film "Edie ." Edith Moore — everyone calls her Edie — is no ordinary climber. She's 83...
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
Review: Paul Downs Colaizzo's "Brittany Runs a Marathon"
Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such transformations require more than inspiring theme music and lifting weights in the snow. And for the Brittany (Jillian Bell) of "Brittany Runs a Marathon,"...
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019
Review: Director Thurop Van Orman's "Angry Birds Movie 2"
It's hard to have huge expectations for a movie called "The Angry Birds Movie 2." After all, it's not even a movie based on a smartphone game. It's a SEQUEL to a movie based on a smartphone game. But now that we've established that nobody's expecting Ingmar Bergman here, let's offer up some praise...
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
Mid-year Report Card: Diversity, Inclusion Translate Into Good Business For 2019
Striving for diversity and inclusion translates into good business on varied fronts--from qualifying for lensing incentives, to forging fruitful alliances with other companies, to helping brands promote and define themselves with progressive, positive action. Mark Androw, executive producer of...
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019
Review: Director David Leitch's "Fast & Furious" Spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw"
Add an "e'' and "Hobbs & Shaw" might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Tantalizing as such a pairing may have been to the makers of "Fast & Furious," they have instead opted to, in the franchise's first...