Movies
January 23, 2020
Alfre Woodard in “Clemency.”

'Clemency' explores harsh realities of capital punishment 

"Clemency" highlights the issue from the vantage point of a prison warden.
Movies
January 16, 2020
Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and parrot Polynesia (voice of Emma Thompson) in “Dolittle.”

Do little? They could not have done less in cursed 'Dolittle' 

Refusing to learn from the past some five decades later, Universal is condemned to repeat it.
Movies
January 16, 2020
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in "Bad Boys for Life."

Formulaic-but-fun 'Bad Boys' sequel entertains 

It's the third go-round for buddy cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Spoiler alert: They're still breaking all the rules.
Movies
January 9, 2020
Dean-Charles Chapman, left, and George MacKay in "1917," directed by Sam Mendes.

Single-shot look of '1917' is a cinematic marvel 

The World War I film is a technical astonishment but keeps the audience at an emotional distance.
Movies
January 9, 2020
Michael B. Jordan, left, and Jamie Foxx in “Just Mercy.”

Subtle performances power courtroom drama 'Just Mercy' 

Michael B. Jordan is excellent as a real-life lawyer on a crusade against capital punishment.
Movies
January 9, 2020
Kristen Stewart in “Underwater.”

'Underwater' resembles 'Alien,' just on the ocean floor

In "Underwater," Kristen Stewart has her Ellen Ripley moment.
Movies
December 27, 2019
Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh in "Little Women."

'Little Women' honors classic novel exploring women's struggles in 1860s 

Writer/director Greta Gerwig honors and modernizes the classic.
Movies
December 19, 2019
Taylor Swift as Bombalurina in “Cats.” Universal Pictures

What in the Jellicle is going on with the new 'Cats' movie? 

One question about the star-studded big-screen version of the stage sensation "Cats": Why?
Movies
December 19, 2019
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in "Bombshell."

'Bombshell,' about women's uprising at Fox News, is funny, 'spellbinding' and 'inspiring' 

Comedy/drama follows Minnesota's Gretchen Carlson and colleague Megyn Kelly as they bring down Roger Ailes.
Movies
December 18, 2019
Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': Diverse, cluttered, exciting ... and a satisfying finale 

A heroine is at the center of "Star Wars" trilogy finale, but she gets by with a little help from her friends.
Movies
December 13, 2019
Jack Black and Karen Gillan in “Jumanji: The Next Level."

Even more body swapping in 'Jumanji: The Next Level' delivers laughs 

"Jumanji: The Next Level" amps up the body swapping with hilarious returns.
Movies
December 12, 2019
Jon Hamm and Ian Gomez question Paul Walter Hauser, as the security guard turned bombing suspect in “Richard Jewell.”

Clint Eastwood's take on journalist Kathy Scruggs isn't the only flaw in 'Richard Jewell'

Director Clint Eastwood does great work with actors but the movie falls apart.
Movies
December 5, 2019
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in “The Aeronauts.”

Thrilling visuals keep a plot-deflated 'Aeronauts' aloft 

"The Aeronauts" can't rise above its marquee faces.
Movies
December 5, 2019
Alice Woodard (Emily Beecham) among genetically engineered flowers in “Little Joe.”

'Little Joe' gives psycho-bio thriller genre new life 

This curious botanical mystery asks, "Is true happiness feeling nothing at all?"
Movies
November 27, 2019
Family members – played by Katherine Langford, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Riki Lindhome and Jaeden Martell – o

Playful whodunit 'Knives Out' owes debt to Agatha Christie

The movies hardly ever do whodunits anymore, but writer/director Rian Johnson takes a stab at it.
Movies
November 21, 2019
Tom Hanks (who else?) stars as Fred Rogers.

Give us more Mr. Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' 

Tom Hanks is a supporting character in the "Neighborhood." It's too bad he's not the lead.
Movies
November 21, 2019
Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Niko Tavernise • Netflix

One of Scorsese's best, 'The Irishman,' is a mob epic to catch in theaters 

Director Martin Scorsese's latest film boasts a trio of outstanding performances.
Movies
November 21, 2019
"Frozen 2"

Solid sequel 'Frozen 2' offers power ballads, pants and a quest 

"Frozen 2" puts Elsa and Anna into the mist, into pants and introduces new power ballads.
Movies
November 15, 2019
Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott in “Charlie’s Angels.”

'Charlie's Angels' features heavenly spies still kicking butt 

Kristen Stewart gives a divinely comedic performance in this latest update.
Movies
November 14, 2019
Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles in “Ford v Ferrari.” 20th Century Fox

'Ford v Ferrari' explores struggle of human ingenuity vs. corporate practice 

Automotive giants battle it out in a war for gas-guzzling glory.