Film


‘12 Strong’ gallops with conviction

IN the days and months following the September 11 attacks, a small US Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a ...

January 21, 2018, Sunday


A charming return for ‘Paddington 2’

“PADDINGTON 2” is that rare creation that somehow improves on its already charming predecessor. Maybe it’s the addition of Hugh Grant as a lunatic faded star desperate for some cash to get his one man ...

January 21, 2018, Sunday


Kruger, raw and real in Akin thriller

It’s startling how few filmmakers have tried to tackle terrorism with anything beyond a standard procedural account....

January 14, 2018, Sunday


Neeson’s ‘Commuter’ misses the ride

THE tagline for the Liam Neeson Metro-North thriller “The Commuter” — “Lives are on the line” — feels like a missed opportunity. It’s been ten years since Liam Neeson’s unlikely reign as the movies’ best ...

January 14, 2018, Sunday


No ‘Bright’ future for Smith film

THAT old Hollywood standby, the venerable buddy cop movie, may have met its anguished demise this holiday season. Will Smith just killed it. Virtually every permutation of the genre has been done. We’ve ...

January 7, 2018, Sunday


Sorkin plays winning hand in ‘Molly’s Game’

AARON Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the obvious way. The Oscar-winning writer of “The Social Network,” “Moneyball” and other fast-talking scripts has been celebrated for his mile-a-minute ...

January 7, 2018, Sunday


Not much of a show under Jackman’s circus tent

“DON’T fight it” goes the opening song of “The Greatest Showman,” sung by Hugh Jackman. “It’s coming for you, running at ya.” “The Greatest Showman” is a one-hour-and-45-minute onslaught on the senses. ...

January 7, 2018, Sunday


‘Downsizing’: big-picture film about little people

IT’S hard to say what’s better about the first half of Alexander Payne’s wonderfully weird — or is it weirdly wonderful? — “Downsizing”: the audacity of its premise, or the delicious skill with which ...

December 24, 2017, Sunday


Spielberg delivers in ‘The Post’

Steven Spielberg-directed film “The Post” is about the Pentagon Papers starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a murderer’s row of all your favorite television character actors: Jesse Plemons, Bob Odenkirk,...

December 24, 2017, Sunday


‘Jumanji’ sequel more bungle than jungle

MORE than two decades after Robin Williams conquered the pesky board game, “Jumanji” has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and ...

December 24, 2017, Sunday




 

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