November 10, 2019

This excellent dramatization of an ongoing pedophilia case in France shows that willful blindness and negligence are still unofficial Catholic policy. Read more

November 3, 2019

This Harriet Tubman biopic, anchored by Cynthia Erivo’s marvelous performance, is excellent on every other count, too. Read more

October 30, 2019

  Robert Eggers’ second feature film, The Lighthouse, is a kaleidoscopic descent into madness that is as much fun as it is disturbing. Egger’s previous film, The Witch, was fraught with family peril and an ever-present sense of impending doom. That same atmospheric dread is present in The Lighthouse, but Eggers has pared away the complexity of family dynamics to reveal something altogether more raw, immediate, and disorienting.  Egger’s choice to film in black and white and in an archaic… Read more

October 27, 2019

The follow-up to the superb 2009 zomedy lacks the effortless humor and characterization of the first, but still offers its own pleasures and a surprising sweetness. Read more

October 26, 2019

The bar is admittedly low, but this is Murphy’s most interesting film – now on Netflix and in a limited theatrical run – in at least a dozen years. Read more

October 13, 2019

With an incredible starring role from Jennifer Lopez and a thoughtful script from writer/director Lorene Scarafia, this is far better than its vacuous trailer would have you believe. Read more

October 11, 2019

This unnecessary but entertaining movie-length sequel to “Breaking Bad” focuses on Walter White’s sidekick in the immediate aftermath of that series’ end. Read more

October 6, 2019

This Judy Garland biopic could’ve used more momentum, but succeeds on the strength of Zellweger’s performance, a smart script, and beautiful, thoughtful design. Read more

October 4, 2019

I would expect no less from the director genius who brought us the “Hangover” trilogy, but shame on De Niro and Joaquin for their part in this trashy incitement to violence. Read more

September 29, 2019

Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and newcomer Zack Gottsagen star in this tale of a young man with Down syndrome and his quest to become a pro wrestler. Read more

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