Film Reviews

‘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

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Has Heart and Soul

Pixar’s prehistoric spirit quest good for all ages. Read story.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2’

Jennifer Lawrence turns in a brilliant performance in the series’ last offering. Read story.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

‘The 33’ Does Not Go Deep Enough

The movie of the Chilean miners’ plight is motivational but not meaningful. Read story.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

‘Room’ Captures Human Resilience

‘Room’ is at times creepy, thrilling, tender, melodramatic, and suffused with unexpected beauty. Read story.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chase Scenes in ‘Spectre’ Rock

Daniel Craig plays James Bond one last time. Read story.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Liberties are Taken in ‘Truth’

Film is more about Mary Mapes saga than Bush’s falsified military record. Read story.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

‘Steve Jobs’ Is a Thrilling Talking Movie

Director Danny Boyle creates a soaring, engaging, intricately choreographed film crammed with conversations, fights, and even touching exchanges. Read story.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

‘Rock the Kasbah’ Doesn’t Deliver

Director Barry Levinson’s latest film gets lost in Afghani desert sands. Read story.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

‘Sicario’: An Intense and Artful Critique on Drug War

Director Denis Villenueve crafts a powerful sociopolitical thriller. Read story.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
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