Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019

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

“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...

Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019

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...

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

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

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...

Friday, Aug. 9, 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...

Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019

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...

Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019

"Be yourself" is a loaded idea for any 17-year-old, but especially for one Luce (pronounced "loose") Edgar, the title character of director Julius Onah's riveting adaptation of JC Lee's play "Luce ."

In this simmering drama, complex themes of race, privilege, youth, family and parenting...

Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019

Thinking about finally getting off of Facebook? "The Great Hack ," a new documentary on Netflix, might just be the push you were looking for. At the very least, you'll probably never take another online personality test. It's meant to scare and influence you, and probably even for good reason —...

Monday, Jul. 22, 2019

Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt.

If they were famous — or infamous — they likely sat across from newsman Mike Wallace at some point during his seven-decade career. And he...

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