January 21, 2020

In this engrossing documentary (available to watch at home), five experts traverse 1200 miles of the US-Mexico border to look up close at a wall’s impact. Read more

January 18, 2020

In this sunny anime, now available for home viewing, a grieving girl finds comfort among new friends, including a few of the ghostly sort. Read more

January 14, 2020

Anime director Makoto Shinkai (“Your Name”) is in top form with his latest teen-centered tale, of a Tokyo duo forced to grow up too fast. Read more

January 8, 2020

Now available for free home viewing, this documentary intimately shows a family’s flight from a Taliban death warrant. Read more

January 7, 2020

After the racism and Islamophobia of “The 15:17 to Paris” and “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood decides to give misogyny a whirl. Read more

January 1, 2020

The hardest part of this critic’s work? Narrowing down a superb year at the movies to a dozen top choices. Read more

December 31, 2019

One last movie comparison for 2019: Céline Sciamma’s film feels more actual, Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” more aspirational. Read more

December 30, 2019

This warden’s-eye view of death row brings up inevitable comparisons to “Just Mercy,” another recent release from a defense attorney’s perspective. Surprise surprise, neither is complimentary towards the American justice system. Read more

December 27, 2019

With a smart script, great performances, and psychological nuance, this portrayal of Roger Ailes’ downfall from Fox News is captivating viewing. Read more

December 24, 2019

Sam Mendes’ WW1 story is a hell of a technical accomplishment, but otherwise contributes little to the war movie repertory. Read more

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