Thursday, September 20, 2018

Movie Review: “The Meg”

“There’s something outside the ship!” So begins the submersible thriller “The Meg,” a schlocky but mostly self-aware man vs. beast blockbuster whose villain is a...

Movie Review: “Mission: Impossible—Fallout”

It must be exhausting to be Ethan Hunt, the secret agent man played by an ageless Tom Cruise for, now, six films in the...

Movie Reviews: “Leave No Trace,” “Skyscraper”

In 2010, director Debra Granik’s astonishing second feature, “Winter’s Bone,” put her on the international map and more than a few critics’ top 10...

Movie Review: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens underwater, as two intrepid contractors patrol a submersible in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. It’s eerie, it’s silent,...

Movie Review: “The Seagull” May Have Its Best Film Adaptation Yet

Given how rarely the plays of Anton Chekhov are produced by South Florida theatre companies, it’s as typical as it is unfortunate that I’ve...

Movie Review: The Lesbian Heat and Narrative Pitfalls of “Disobedience”

In the opening scene of “Disobedience,” a wizened rabbi collapses mid-sermon. His throng hangs on every word, and the wail of a shofar seems...

Movie Review: McCarthy’s Exuberance Propels ‘Life of the Party’

On the conveyer belt of Melissa McCarthy studio comedies, “Life of the Party” is another fitfully funny but marginally memorable bit of high-concept folderol....

Movie Review: “Tully” is the Mother Lode of Maternity Movies

There’s a montage in Jason Reitman’s new film, “Tully,” that brilliantly captures the tribulations of early motherhood. Marlo (Charlize Theron), a harried mother of...

Movie Review: “Beirut” a Plausible, Old-School Mideast Thriller

Jon Hamm established his career playing Don Draper, a master of persuasion with a penchant for a stiff drink. It’s hard to imagine that...

Movie Review: “Ready Player One”

“Ready Player One” is the geekiest movie ever made. This conclusion should be a compliment, coming from a critic who has identified as a...
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