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Review: 'Girls Trip' a wonderfully hilarious destination

20 Jul 2017
Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for "Girls Trip ."
 
 

Review: 'A Ghost Story' casts a bizarre spell

07 Jul 2017

A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery's "A Ghost Story," marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost.

 

Review: In 'The Last Knight,' round 5 for the Transformers

23 Jun 2017

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight." 

 

Review: Fall in love with 'The Big Sick'

23 Jun 2017

That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story. 

 

Review: Coppola's 'The Beguiled' disturbing and beautiful

23 Jun 2017

"The Beguiled" is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. 

 

Review: In 'The Mummy,' Tom Cruise dances with the undead

16 Jun 2017

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54.

 

Review: 'Cars 3' steers a welcome if imperfect gender shift

16 Jun 2017

Three films in, it's time to ask some hard questions about the world of "Cars."

 

Review: A questionable murder derails 'Rough Night' fun

16 Jun 2017

In "Rough Night," four women on a wild and crazy bachelorette weekend in Miami accidentally kill a guy and try to get away with it.

 

Review: 'The Book of Henry' loses sight of its own plot

16 Jun 2017

When film students in the future search for terrible movies in 2017, they'll have a hard time locating "The Book of Henry." Not because it's good — trust us, it isn't — but because it will be hard to find.

 

Review: 'It Comes at Night' a brisk psychological thriller

09 Jun 2017

"It Comes at Night" has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going.

 

Review: Elliott shines as usual, but 'Hero' doesn't satisfy

09 Jun 2017

At the beginning of "The Hero," Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he's really, really good at it.

 

Review: 'Wonder Woman' film and star live up to the name

02 Jun 2017

"Wonder Woman" has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it'd be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there's actually a movie meant to entertain.

 

Review: 'Captain Underpants' delights with humor for all

02 Jun 2017

With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor.

 

Review: Fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ flick forced to fight bloat

24 May 2017

The opening scene of the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.

 
 

Review: Even The Rock’s biceps can’t lift up ‘Baywatch’

24 May 2017

Of this, dear moviegoer, rest assured: Dwayne Johnson’s biceps still ripple and glisten in the sunlight. So do his triceps, pecs, abs, delts, quads, lats and the other 600 or so muscles of the human body.

 

Review: Pitt goes all out in flawed satire ‘War Machine’

24 May 2017

Here’s a general rule of thumb: If you’re going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie’s story, and exclusively so in the first 15 minutes with an assault of colorful character introductions, you’d do well to make sure the narrator is a compelling one.

 

Review: Bryan Cranston shines in moody, escapist 'Wakefield'

19 May 2017

Have you ever fantasized about one day walking away from your well-ordered life? Just ditching work and the humdrum routine of life? You have? Then, before you go, you need to see the curiously brilliant film "Wakefield."

 

Review: Sniper flick 'The Wall' shoots itself in the foot

12 May 2017

Not long into the film "The Wall," two U.S. soldiers find themselves pinned down by sniper fire in a remote part of Iraq. One gets on the radio and screams, "Requesting extraction!" You'll know the feeling.

 

Review: In 'Alien: Covenant,' a return to gut-busting horror

11 May 2017

Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? Certainly, not the crew of the Covenant, a vessel powered by a golden sail cruising through space with 2,000 "colonists" in hyper sleep and years to go until they reach their destination.

 

Review: Guy Ritchie reinvents 'King Arthur' to mixed results

12 May 2017

Deep into Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," a bad guy who we've never met before informs Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) and his mates that they'd better be at the castle before dark if they want to see "the boy" and "the girl" again. 

 

Review: Timing couldn't be better for doc on Assange

05 May 2017

With all the weighty and momentous issues raised in "Risk," Laura Poitras' fascinating, thorny, and remarkably timely documentary on Julian Assange, one of the more subtly illuminating scenes is about something as inconsequential as a haircut.

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