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Hereditary horror hype is justified

IN Ari Aster’s intensely nightmarish feature-film debut “Hereditary,” when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday

A beautiful day in Rogers’ neighborhood

SO accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fifty years after he made his public ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday

Deadpool 2 does not disappoint

AT a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real ...

May 20, 2018, Sunday

Chekhov’s Seagull gets its wings clipped

PRODUCTIONS of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play’s elusive balancing act. Michael Mayer’s lush and lively big-screen ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday

Overboard has a sinking feeling

GARRY Marshall’s 1987 comedy “Overboard” might not have had the best reviews when it came out, but it was a viewing staple in my childhood home. Whether it was because of cable repeats, my parents’ taste, ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday

The Rider takes a spiritual journey

CINEMA might have found a worthy successor to early Terrence Malick in Chloe Zhao, whose second feature “The Rider” is a spiritual journey into the fading world of the Lakota cowboy, starring the real ...

April 15, 2018, Sunday

Lean on Pete: a bleak coming-of-age tale

THERE is painfully little love, except for the warm and compassionate filmmaking itself, in Andrew Haigh’s tender and heartbreaking coming-of-age drama “Lean on Pete.” In his first American film, Haigh, ...

April 15, 2018, Sunday

‘Isle of the Dogs’ does not stray

THERE is an out-of-body melancholy that sets in about three quarters of the way through Wes Anderson’s ninth feature “Isle of Dogs.” Yes, you will be inexplicably wrapped up in the drama of a gang of ...

April 1, 2018, Sunday

New Pacific Rim: cheer-at-the-screen fun

AT the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick “Pacific Rim,” a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But ...

April 1, 2018, Sunday

Vikander is a treasure in ‘Tomb Raider’

IN “Tomb Raider,” Alicia Vikander takes a lot of beatings. She is punched in the face, stomach, thrown against rocks, sent careening through a forest, hit by a car, left in an impossible one-handed dead ...

March 25, 2018, Sunday


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