Film


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


A coming-of-age tale with a twist

SOME things are universal about being a teenager: the budding sexuality and sense of identity, dramatic emotions, profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love. Countless movies, ...

March 25, 2018, Sunday


New film heroine but not ‘Wrinkle’-free

Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine....

March 11, 2018, Sunday


Foxtrot dances to a surreal dream

WRITER-DIRECTOR Samuel Maoz’s (“Lebanon”) excellent film is of course more structured than the average dream, with themes and Greek tragedy twists that are expertly crafted to test the heart, but there ...

March 11, 2018, Sunday


Trippy fantasia feast for the eyes

“THE Shimmer” is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland’s “Annihilation.” It’s an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent ...

March 4, 2018, Sunday


Red Sparrow fails to take off as spy film

IN the James Bond films, sex with a globe-trotting spy seems to be fun, fun, fun. A martini, a tuxedo, a witty line or two and then it’s off to a luxurious bed with two tanned, muscular bodies. Not so ...

March 4, 2018, Sunday




 

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