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Review: 'Annihilation' is a trippy and frightful fantasia

22 Feb 2018

"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation."


Review: Bateman, McAdams anchor lively and fun 'Game Night'

22 Feb 2018

A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in "Game Night," which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action-comedies of late.


Review: Lean and mischievous, 'The Party' is worth your time

16 Feb 2018

You know going in that things are going to spiral out of control in "The Party."


Review: A harrowing tragedy in Russia's Oscar nom 'Loveless'

16 Feb 2018

Russia's foreign language Oscar nominee "Loveless" is a beautifully shot and elegantly constructed film about an already broken family in a moment of crisis and tragedy.


Review: Eastwood's '15:17' recreates a thwarted attack

08 Feb 2018

In his latest film, "The 15:17 to Paris," Clint Eastwood has taken his famously no-frills filmmaking further than ever before.


Review: Earnest 'Peter Rabbit' sure to delight young fans

08 Feb 2018

With warm nostalgia for Beatrix Potter's classic children's tale, "Peter Rabbit" director, producer and co-writer Will Gluck channels the author's earnestness into a sweet film sure to delight young fans.


Review: 'Cloverfield Paradox' desperately needs sharpening

08 Feb 2018

The big draw following the thrilling Super Bowl was a fresh episode of "This Is Us." But, very mysteriously, there was suddenly something else big to see.


Review: Forward motion of 'Maze Runner' stalls in third entry

28 Jan 2018

Moviegoers who come late to the "Maze Runner" franchise, which now numbers three, will doubtless have one very reasonable question: Where, pray tell, are all the mazes I was promised?


Review: Liam Neeson rides again in 'The Commuter'

11 Jan 2018

The tagline for the Liam Neeson Metro-North thriller "The Commuter" — "Lives are on the line" — feels like a missed opportunity. I would have gone with: "The quiet car is about to get loud."


Review: Annette Bening plays Gloria Grahame in 'Film Stars'

28 Dec 2017

Annette Bening gives Gloria Grahame a nobility rarely shown to faded Hollywood actresses in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," a tender if generic portrait of aged glamour.


Review: 'Phantom Thread' spins a rich showcase for Day-Lewis

28 Dec 2017

Writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson spins the tale of an obsessive fashion designer and his muse into a suspenseful and often funny parlor drama with all the trimmings in "Phantom Thread."


Review: 'Downsizing,' a big-picture film about little people

21 Dec 2017

It's hard to say what's better about the first half of Alexander Payne's wonderfully weird — or weirdly wonderful — "Downsizing."


Review: 'Jumanji' sequel serves up stars, good hearted fun

21 Dec 2017

More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, "Jumanji" has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and a "modern" twist.


Review: 'Bright' is when Harry Potter vomits on a cop flick

21 Dec 2017

That old Hollywood standby, the venerable buddy cop movie, may have met its anguished demise this holiday season. Will Smith just killed it.


Review: 'Pitch Perfect 3' not the high note of the series

21 Dec 2017

Sorry, Pitches, but it's a good thing "Pitch Perfect 3" is billed as the farewell tour for this musical franchise.


Review: Jackman's a great 'Showman.' The movie? Not so much

21 Dec 2017

"Don't fight it," goes the opening song of "The Greatest Showman," sung by Hugh Jackman. "It's coming for you, running at ya."


Review: Plummer rescues 'All the Money' from the dustbin

21 Dec 2017

Should Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" be measured by the usual critical apparatus or with a stopwatch?


Review: 'The Last Jedi' a welcome disturbance in the Force

14 Dec 2017

A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking "Star Wars" adventure yet.


Review: Spielberg, Streep and Hanks deliver in 'The Post'

14 Dec 2017

"The Post" is kind of like the Yankees of movies. A Steven Spielberg directed film about the Pentagon Papers starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a murderer's row of all your favorite television character actors? 


Review: Children's book 'Ferdinand' jumps to screen nicely

14 Dec 2017

This holiday season, there's all manner of conflict at your local movie theater — Jedis battling in the stars, Winston Churchill warring in Europe and Olympic athletes dueling on ice. And then there's that 2,000-pound bull that refuses to fight.


Review: In 'Shape of Water,' a Technicolor ode to outsiders

05 Dec 2017

A warm, generous spirit of affection and insurrection washes over Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water," a Cold War-era fairytale that submerges you in the fantastical realm of the director's Technicolor imagination only to swell into a watery allegory for today