Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

"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,...

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there's a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation.

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" comes three years after the first leg...

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate her skills because she's also a movie star and tabloid fixture are running out of ammunition....

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Women give, men take and the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety in director Darren Aronofsky's "mother! " It is an audacious, bold and fascinating fever dream of a film. It's allegory for, well, everything (the environment, marriage, art, spirituality, you name it!), that will challenge,...

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Mitch Rapp is an action hero in the vein of Jack Ryan or John McClane: an impossibly tough and determined everyday guy out to save the world.

Dylan O'Brien brings a youthful freshness to that archetype in "American Assassin," his first leading-man role and the first big-screen adaptation...

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017

Here's the good news: Pennywise is as creepy as ever in the new "It ." Thanks to a bigger budget and some improved special effects some 27 years later he really gets the chance to spook the kids of Derry, Maine.

Bill Skarsgard (Son of Stellan, brother of Alexander) has infused Stephen...

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Is there anything lonelier than a secret?

Frankie has a big one — he's attracted to men — and he can't seem to reconcile it with his own life. Writer and director Eliza Hittman's "Beach Rats " follows this conflicted Coney Island teenager around one summer, both languid and fraught, as he...

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

When "Death Note" begins, we learn that Seattle teenager Light Turner has a crush on a cheerleader at his high school. So when these two would-be lovebirds finally talk for the first time and really open up to each other, Turner has to be honest: "It's going to sound a little crazy," he tells...

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests.

It's a sober recounting of a case of wrongful conviction. Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) is a Trinidad-born 18-year-...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

The industry is shocked and mourning the death of director Tony Scott, 68, whose filmography includes Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, Crimson Tide and Unstoppable. He also is known as a founding father of production companies RSA and Scott Free...Tribal DDB New...