Saturday, Apr. 11, 2020

Oh, to be the other "Tiger" on Netflix. 

Alan Yang's "Tigertail" is either blessed to arrive in the stormy wake of "Tiger King," or doomed to be the other "Tiger" title Netflix users accidentally select when they're looking for the tabloid story of a zoo owner, not a patient and personal...

Saturday, Apr. 11, 2020

Music snobbery is making a comeback.

On the heels of the excellent serial remake of "High Fidelity," about a tasteful Brooklyn record store owner, comes "Trolls World Tour," in which different pixie clans each representing a music genre vie for sonic domination. Both are quaint in their...

Monday, Apr. 6, 2020

The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC's "Modern Family" was taped — with the notable exception of Ed O'Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.

"I said, 'No tears?'" recalled his co-star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. "He said, you know what? Things hit me in a...

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From "Wine Country" to "Bottle Shock," they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields of vines. "Sideways," of course, is the choice vintage, but most come and go about as quickly and breezily as a bottle...

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020

While some celebrities try to keep details of their personal lives to themselves, Pamela Adlon turns her life into content for "Better Things," and nothing is too private for the TV comedy.

Last season, scenes showed the show's main character, Sam, suffering the indignities of night...

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020

"The Banker" is an odd title for this film. It has the effect of underselling a fascinating story about a black business savant that was inspired by real events. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) became a real estate mogul in Los Angeles and (eventually) the owner of...

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020

Fittingly, few films in recent memory arrive with a bigger target on its back than "The Hunt." Our quick advice? Lower your weapons. 

The horror-thriller with a healthy side of political commentary was pulled from release last summer following backlash to its trailer depicting a group of...

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020

The American West is about as well-trod territory as there is in movies, but Kelly Reichardt keeps unearthing new treasures.

Her latest excavation, "First Cow," is her most sublime yet. Like many of Reichardt's previous films, it's set in Oregon but in a seemingly unremarkable in-between...

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020

The new FX series "Devs" may be set in the world of high tech, but its creator is politely asking you to put yours down while checking it out.

Alex Garland wants you to choose to watch his show — really be present — not half-watch while fiddling with your phone. It's not that kind of show...

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

For a revolutionary animation studio, Pixar has been surprisingly wary of advancing technology. The company may be at the forefront of digital animation, but for 25 years, its spiritual DNA has been decidedly nostalgic. It's the old-school new school. 

In "WALL-E," high-tech humans have...

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