Film Reviews

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is Perfect Fun

George Clooney stars in latest Coen brothers flick about a kidnapped movie idol. Read story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

‘Jane Got a Gun’ Is Plain-Jane

The Western seems scared of its own blue shadows on the trail. Read story.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

‘Anomalisa’ Breaks the Rules

Charlie Kaufman’s latest film turns stop animation on its head. Read story.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

‘13 Hours’ Is Not What You Imagine

Michael Bay brings the Benghazi attacks to a theater near you. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

‘The Revenant’ Is Slow-Paced Suffering

Though cinematically beautiful, the film is too much slow-paced suffering. Read story.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

‘Joy’ a Joy to Watch

The movie doesn’t quite live up to the joys of “Silver Linings Playbook” or “American Hustle,” but it has subtle joys of its own. Read story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

‘The Danish Girl’ Delicate, Not Daring

This true-life transgender romance is sweet but slightly superficial. Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Worth the Wait

Director J.J. Abrams’s vision of classic saga tells a great story. Read story.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

‘Creed’ is Daring and Flashy

The latest ‘Rocky’ installment is a fine bookend to the original movie. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Is a Soft Retelling

Ron Howard’s new film is a straightforward telling of a whale tragedy. Read story.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

‘Legend’ Doesn’t Live Up to Title

Tom Hardy and the rest of the stunning cast can’t hold the film together. Read story.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

‘Krampus’ a Solid Jolt of Holiday Humor and Horror

Expect mild scares and laughs in Christmas monster movie. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015


‘Brooklyn’ is a strong woman’s film, but it’s also a glowing testament to America’s meaning. Read story.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

‘Trumbo’ Falls Short

The film is better than a Schoolhouse Rock history but in need of a more artful screenwriter. Read story.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

‘Spotlight’ Gives the Inside Scoop on Good Reporting

Film tells how the ‘Boston Globe’ uncovered sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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