Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

We're accustomed to movies — usually adventures, like "Indiana Jones" — with lines that traverse the globe and pinball between global capitals, showing us where our characters are traveling. "The Lost Leonardo,"  a documentary about the rediscovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting, begins with...

Thursday, Jun. 24, 2021

Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with " I Carry You with Me," a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love, sacrifice, memory and immigration. 

The central character is Iván (Armando Espitia), an aspiring chef who we meet in Mexico as he's struggling to get...

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021

After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read messages like "Wear a mask" and "We'll be back soon."

Shortly after noon at the Angelika Film Center on Houston...

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

"The Climb" is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between. With each lurch forward, we have to get our bearings for where Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) are now. Are they still friends?...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

Three-quarters through "The Climb" comes a scene we've all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the best man who rushes into a church during a marriage ceremony and screams "I object!" 

He turns to the shocked bride and groom kneeling at the altar and —...

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

It's been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film "The Burnt Orange Heresy" shows, his chops have gathered no moss. 

In the film, which Sony Pictures Classics will release Friday, Jagger co-stars alongside Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki as a devilish art...

Monday, Jun. 24, 2019

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn't exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter.

The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms...

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Watching the Israeli film "Foxtrot " is like watching a dream play out.

Writer-director Samuel Maoz's ("Lebanon") excellent film is of course more structured than the average dream (or nightmare), with themes and Greek tragedy twists that are expertly crafted to test the heart, but there...

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Though he feels blessed with “terrific beginner’s luck” in finding a subject as real and inspiring as 13-year-old Aisholopan for his first feature, The Eagle Huntress (Sony Pictures Classics), director Otto Bell himself is a remarkable story as he put his life savings and capital from...

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

CBS has refused to run advertising for "Truth," the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits a painful episode in the network's past involving a discredited 2004 news story on former President George W. Bush's military service record.

CBS has denounced the movie,...

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