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‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ Gets a Bit Too Undone at Times

It’s a stew of a film that lures viewers into its tasty trap without fully satisfying. Read story.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

‘A Quiet Place’ Ushers In Return of Creativity and Suspense in Horror

Director John Krasinski has reinvigorated modern thriller storytelling with a script, setting, and production that are original and fantastically constructed. Read story.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Is Easy and Uncluttered

Writer/director is at his meticulously whimsical best with the stop-motion feature. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is an Engrossing, Memorable Adventure

Although the plot development is a little rushed at times, the story is suspenseful, engaging, and visually stunning. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dark Comedy ‘Barry’ Dazzles in Series Opener

Bill Hader stars as a reluctant hitman in his fab new show on HBO. Read story.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘Itzhak’ Gives Glimpse Into Violinist Itzhak Perlman’s Life

Director Alison Chernick presents a touching and persuasive documentary on the celebrity virtuoso. Read story.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

‘Wrinkle in Time’ Is an Empowerment Powerhouse

Replete with beautiful backdrops and stunning effects, this story possesses both significance and magic. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Ramen Heads’ Takes Viewers on Mouth Watering Journey

Japanese documentary delves into the specialized world of legendary gourmet ramen makers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

‘Thoroughbreds’ Portrays Contradictory Impulses of Affirmation and Destruction

Film homes in on the primitive and the savage at the core of WASP affluence. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy’ Is Dreamy and Visually Gorgeous

Thomas Riedelsheimer’s documentary paints a portrait of an artist who continues to evolve and invent. Read story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

‘The Party’ Tells of a Soiree Gone Wrong

The dark comedy posits that “right” and “wrong” are not always black and white, even though it may seem that way. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

‘Oh Lucy!’ Goes Dark Before the Light Comes in Again

The film tells of a woman coming apart and looking for a way back into normality that has suddenly morphed. Read story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

‘Wormwood’ Probes Mysterious Death of CIA Biological Warfare Scientist

Errol Morris’s docudrama scrutinizes the alleged suicide of Frank Olson, who was found dead outside N.Y.C.’s Hotel Statler in 1953, having fallen from a 13th-floor window. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

‘The Insult’ Tackles Simmering Socio-Ethnic Rage Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian

Courtroom drama moves far beyond the trivial insult that serves as kindling for simmering socio-ethnic rage. Read story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

‘Game Night’ Is Suspenseful and Side-Splittingly Funny

Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s film is an exceptional story of dramatic irony. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
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