March 25, 2020

Indulge me in a digression from film criticism. Read more

March 24, 2020

This HBO documentary isn’t great shakes stylistically, but it still delivers a worthwhile overview of the reality and purposes of fake news since 2015. Read more

March 22, 2020

Now streaming on Amazon, this tale of murder and missing money plays out enjoyably against its coastal Maine backdrop. Read more

March 20, 2020

An announcement, plus recommendations for home viewing during social distancing and shelter in place. Read more

March 17, 2020

This documentary celebrating “the Jane Goodall of giraffes” would make for enjoyable, enlightening viewing during Women’s History Month (or anytime). Read more

March 15, 2020

Eight years after “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” director Benh Zeitlin is back with an almost-as-wonderful fantasy. Read more

March 10, 2020

Visually lush and stuffed with terrific performances, this made me smile more than any new movie so far this year. Read more

March 8, 2020

The setting and themes are hardly innovative, but an exciting, heartfelt final act compensates for early deficits. Read more

March 2, 2020

A few minutes of concluding redemption don’t compensate for 110 minutes of watching Elizabeth Moss get battered around the screen. Read more

March 1, 2020

Winner of the Ophir (Israel’s Oscar), this feature meticulously, insightfully shows the stepwise radicalization of Rabin’s assassin. Read more

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