March 31, 2019

Well, it’s the only one I know, actually. But still check it out, for its strong lead character, vivid sense of place, and well-balanced levity and social commentary. Read more

March 24, 2019

Jordan Peele improves on his breakout horror hit “Get Out,” thanks in large part to a no-holds-barred performance by Lupita Nyong’o. Read more

March 17, 2019

Now available for home viewing, this debut from Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni shows that places may change, but civic and religious oppression stays the same. Read more

March 10, 2019

Michael Jackson was the perpetrator, but the focus of this four-hour documentary is rightly on two of his victims. Read more

March 3, 2019

Though the usually reliable Mads Mikkelsen is in the lead role, this latest addition to the survival genre had me thinking of better films. Read more

February 24, 2019

From the director of the Oscar-winning East German police state drama “The Lives of Others,” this epic biographical drama considers how art and goodness can flourish despite suffering under totalitarianism. Read more

February 17, 2019

The plotting is rote, but top-shelf performances by John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan make this worth the ticket price. Read more

January 20, 2019

“The Wife” won a Golden Globe, while “The Land of Steady Habits” dropped straight to home viewing. Guess which one is better? Read more

January 13, 2019

Now available for home viewing, this is the rare film that deals with teen mental illness honestly, artfully, and without sensationalism. Read more

December 30, 2018

It was another great year at the movies, thanks to veterans and newcomers both. Read more

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