Movie review: “Emily” plays favorites with the Brontë sisters
This is a movie about the creation of one of the most fundamentally inexplicable novels in all of English literature.
Movie Review: “Moonfall” is Majestically Dumb
Roland Emmerich’s “Moonfall” is just a big silly ball of cheese…kind of like the moon, right? Right? Bueller?
Movie Review: Documentary “Julia” Cheers for Child
This is definitely Julia Child 101, but it’s an accessible introduction to the life and work of a culinary pioneer.
Movie Review: “The French Dispatch” Is Sumptuous Storytelling
if you’re walking into a Wes Anderson movie, you should know what you’re getting just as surely as someone cracking The New Yorker.
Movie Review: “Dune” is a Page-Turner of a Movie
Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is an engrossing epic, truly a must-see theatrical experience. It’s everything you hope and more.
Movie Review: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Fails To Touch the Soul
Unfortunately, the new biopic fails Tammy Faye as a character: we see the tragedy of her story, but not her complexity as a person.
Movie Review: “Yes, God, Yes”: Finally, a Horror Film About Face-to-Face Confession
Natalia Dyer stars in writer Karen Maine’s directorial debut, the story of a Catholic girl in the AOL era who’s told she can’t bop.
Review: “Ancient Caves” at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater Sets a New Low (In a Good Way)
“Ancient Caves” is a welcome oasis of wonder and hope in the context of clear-eyed science. It’s a triumph for the format.
Movie Review: “Call of the Wild” Stars Harrison Ford and Man’s Best CGI Friend
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George Lucas was inspired to create Chewbacca, Han Solo’s furry copilot, when he saw his wife running errands with the..
Movie Review: Six Movies “Underwater” Is Similar To But Worse Than
Director William Eubank and writers Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad fail to bring anything notably original to the screen in this derivative undersea SF.
Movie Review: Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” Has a Transcendent(alist) Sweep
Greta Gerwig’s movie is a sort of remix, conceived with a metatextual knowingness that becomes increasingly apparent as the film unfolds.
Movie Review: “Lucy in the Sky,” a Movie That Looks to the Skies When It Needs to Dig in the Dirt
In tidying Lucy’s story, Noah Hawley ends up with the worst of both worlds: a film that both makes its central character look ridiculous AND implausible.