October 22
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Borat 2: Sacha Baron Cohen is back to mess with your head — and heart

Cohen's ribald sequel surveys the state of the nation.
October 15
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Aaron Sorkin makes 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' a very Sorkin-y showcase for actors

Cast outshines script in fact-ish drama.
October 2
Rashida Jones and Bill Murray in “On the Rocks.” A24 Films

Murray, Coppola reteam for breezy father/daughter comedy 'On the Rocks'

Breezy Sofia Coppola comedy lets us hang with the stars.
September 24
Evan Rachel Wood in “Kajillionaire.”

In unconventional comedy 'Kajillionaire,' a young woman learns to embrace her humanity

Evan Rachel Wood excels in the quirky comedy "Kajillionaire."
September 17
Screen Media Films Above: Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet in “Blackbird.”

The script isn't great but Sarandon and Winslet buoy 'Blackbird,' a movie about 'good death'

Come to this movie for the melodrama, stay for the acting.
September 10
Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery in “The Broken Hearts Gallery.” George Kraychyk/Sony-TriStar Pictures via AP

Romantic comedy 'Broken Hearts Gallery' showcases a lot of young talent

"Broken Hearts" cast is a cut above the usual romcom.
August 27
Dev Patel in the film "The Personal History of David Copperfield."

'Veep' veterans offer a hilarious spin on Dickens' 'David Copperfield' 

Comic "Copperfield" adaptation is at more than two dozen theaters, including the just-reopened Lagoon Cinema.
August 20
Russell Crowe in “Unhinged.”

Russell Crowe is 'Unhinged' in first wide movie release since March

Crowe is a maniac who uses his pickup as a weapon in "Unhinged."
August 6
Mick Jagger in “The Burnt Orange Heresy.”

Mick Jagger art-world thriller asks if moviegoers are ready to return to theaters

The rocker plays a devious art collector in the slow-burn thriller "The Burnt Orange Heresy."
July 30
Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas in “The Secret: Dare to Dream.”

Movie adaptation of bestselling 'The Secret' not worth whispering about

A veteran character actor enlivens a wan romance based on the self-help books.
July 23
Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie in “Radioactive.”

An unconventional biopic, 'Radioactive' tells the story of pioneering nuclear physicist Marie Curie

It's the Marie Curie story, unconventionally told.
July 16
Jenny Slate in “The Sunlit Night.” Quiver Distribution

In the dark about her own life, Jenny Slate character heads for Norway's perpetual daylight

She plays an artist who heads to Norway in search of herself.
July 10
This image released by Netflix shows Charlize Theron, left, and Kiki Layne in a scene from “The Old Guard,” premiering July 10 on Netflix.

More of the same face-kicking from Charlize Theron but with international twist

An international cast kicks butt in Netflix drama.
June 25

Reviewed in brief: "May Spy," "Eurovision Song Contest"

My SpyTwo out of four starsRated: PG-13 for action/violence and language.Where: Amazon Prime The "big man, little kid" comedy genre is a time-honored tradition and…
June 25
Rose Byrne and Steve Carell are political operatives in “Irresistible.”

Jon Stewart's new political comedy 'Irresistible' doesn't live up to its title

While it's clever, Jon Stewart's new electoral satire is also condescending and obvious.
June 5
Michael Stuhlbarg and Elisabeth Moss in "Shirley."Thatcher Keats/Neon Films

Elisabeth Moss, great in 'Invisible Man,' continues an amazing spring with 'Shirley'

Ferocious performance shows a new dimension of the "Handmaid's Tale" actor.
May 29
Dakota Johnson, left, as Maggie and Tracee Ellis Ross as Grace in “The High Note.”

Tracee Ellis Ross hits 'The High Note,' but she could use a better script 

Tracee Ellis Ross leads a strong cast, but this comedy suffers from a weak script.
May 21
Kristin Scott-Thomas and Sharon Horgan in “Military Wives.”

Inspirational chorus comedy 'Military Wives' hits streaming platforms at the perfect moment

"Military Wives" is another "inspirational choir" comedy, but its timing is spot-on.
May 7
Otmara Marrero, left, as Karen, with Sydney Sweeney in “Clementine.”

Psychological drama 'Clementine' is a story of obsession and identity

Now, if only this psychological drama had a more compelling script.
April 2
Sidney Flanigan in a scene from "Never Rarely Sometimes Always."

Grueling drama follows a teen who can't get an abortion in her home state

In "Never Rarely Sometimes Always," a young woman takes a harrowing journey.