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First Man (2018)
Maybe not the rah-rah, American-pie space-race victory lap you're expecting, but still a masterful, monumentally introspective moon-movie character study in a class all its all own.
Posted Oct 10, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018)
A Star is Born is aptly titled--Lady Gaga has arrived. A movie star is born.
Posted Oct 2, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018)
A deliciously, deliriously twisty tale of moms, martinis and a far-out gone girl that's way more fun than you'd likely ever expect.
Posted Sep 13, 2018
A red-meat movie and a vicarious shooting gallery for people who are fed up, like Garner's character, Riley, and pent-up, about...well, whatever.
Posted Sep 6, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018)
I dug the dirty jokes, off-kilter humor and subversive spin on a crazy, grimy world with puppets and humans trying to make their way together.
Posted Aug 23, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
At this core of any Cinderella story is, of course, Cinderella. And Constance Wu is terrific in her first leading movie role, bringing the audience along for every magical moment. She's now officially a movie star.
Posted Aug 14, 2018
The Meg (2018)
A mega-chunk of summer-movie shark cheese.
Posted Aug 10, 2018
A straight-up, fire-breathing story about the long, painful scar of racism in America.
Posted Aug 7, 2018
It's a sky-high stack of cheese, sure, but it's pretty good cheese, especially for a lite summer snack.
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
No matter your size or your grasp of science or superheroes, Ant-Man and the Wasp is pure quantum fun.
Posted Jul 5, 2018
Uncle Drew (2018)
The big appeal is seeing these big basketball stars in deep disguise, then breaking out their mojo to show younger hotshots how it's done--like an NBA edition of Undercover Boss.
Posted Jun 28, 2018
Little dinos, big dinos, sad dinos, scary dinos, angry dinos, rampaging dinos, even a crying dino. If you come for the creatures, you'll definitely leave with a paleo pallet-full.
Posted Jun 21, 2018
Wild, nutty and preposterous, but true...with a cherry message we all need to hear: Long may we run--and oh, by the way, you're it!
Posted Jun 14, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)
A deliciously detailed, multilayered, multi-textured, multigenerational tale brimming with espionage satire, cinema savvy and pop-culture wit.
Posted Jun 12, 2018
It borrows from other horror movies, but this tale of ancestry gone to hell and family dysfunction twisted, toxic, wicked, warped and wrong finds a horror path all its own.
Posted Jun 7, 2018
This sea-saga blend of love story, fem-strong survival tale and ocean-yarn adventure makes a decent date-night flick. It still doesn't, however, make me want to get on a sailboat.
Posted May 31, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
These are some big space shoes to fill. But hey, give the new Han some room to grow--to become Solo--and he grows on you.
Posted May 22, 2018
Book Club (2018)
A charming, grown-up, feel-good movie, with just the right amount of saucy seasoning for audiences who may not be in the mood for sassy superheroes.
Posted May 17, 2018
Life of the Party (2018)
This feel-good, back-to-school comedy won't get many extra credits, but it shows just how dependably, reliably funny Melissa McCarthy continues to be when she's "down to clown."
Posted May 11, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
It's crowded, busy and noisy--and if you're a Marvel fan, pretty close to heaven.
Posted Apr 26, 2018
I Feel Pretty (2018)
Schumer, who's spoken publicly about the many potshots she's taken about her looks and her body--many of them disgustingly, disturbingly nasty--here boldly confronts them head-on.
Posted Apr 19, 2018
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018)
This unpretentious, bottom-feeding boo! ride reminds us that nothing--including games of our childhood--is safe from being plundered and yanked into a place of nightmares.
Posted Apr 12, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
A bountiful, overflowing buffet of just about everything a movie lover would ever want, served up by a superstar director who loves movies just as much as we do.
Posted Mar 29, 2018
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)
It's not new or novel anymore, and all the clashing and bashing of colossus bots and leviathan beasts gave me a Pacific Rim-size headache.
Posted Mar 22, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018)
Vikander's tomb-raider-to-be takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin', using her wits, her wiles and what she's made of herself to slice through this B-movie obstacle course.
Posted Mar 15, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
This big-hearted, bloated movie's a crinkled, jammed, over-crammed hot mess, but Oprah hovers above it all, two stories tall, magisterial and wrinkle-proof.
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Game Night (2018)
When it's all over, everyone comes out a winner--despite the bullet holes, knife wounds and slightly higher body count than you'd find in a typical round of Never Have I Ever.
Posted Feb 22, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
In the red, white and blue hue-niverse of superhero colors, black is the new beautiful.
Posted Feb 15, 2018
The Female Brain (2018)
Cummings' brainy, battle-of-the-sexes rom-com makes you laugh--and perhaps understand a bit more about why we think, act, communicate and behave the way we do.
Posted Feb 8, 2018
The Clapper (2018)
A small movie with a big, generous heart, it never makes fun of its characters, even the guy who trots around Hollywood in a diaper, or the dude dressed up like a big baked potato.
Posted Jan 25, 2018
The ever-present backdrop of violence between white interlopers and Native Americans is set against the breathtaking stillness and natural beauty of the landscape captured in cinematographer Masanobu Takayani's panoramas of skies, plains and mountains.
Posted Jan 18, 2018
The Post (2018)
The stars align, in more ways than one, as Nixon's seething contempt for the press finds relevance in today's attacks by the current president on the mainstream media as "fake news."
Posted Jan 10, 2018
Molly's Game (2018)
Neither traditional poker movie nor traditional sports movie, with Jessica Chastain holding the cards, Molly's Game is a winner. Deal me in!
Posted Jan 4, 2018
Sometimes silly, often frantic and ultimately surprisingly sweet, it's a rollicking reminder that games are for meant for having fun-and there's more than one kind of winner.
Posted Dec 20, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
A spectacular, full-throttle joyride of thrills, exhilarating, screen-filling visuals, emotional heft and humor, with familiar characters and new faces we'll almost certainly be seeing again.
Posted Dec 12, 2017
I, Tonya (2018)
Robbie spins, twirls and soars in this magnificently smudged, grandly sympathetic portrait that digs deep into the dirty, damaged roots beneath the tabloid headlines.
Posted Dec 6, 2017
The Disaster Artist (2017)
An audacious high-wire act, a quirky tribute to outsiders everywhere and a celebration of a particularly bizarre moment in Hollywood-outsider footnote history.
Posted Nov 29, 2017
Fancifully fills in the backstory of a tale that continues to lift the spirits of the season.
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Miguel's wondrous adventure transports the audience too, to a place that reminds us of the irreplaceable value of those we love and the bonds that endure long after we're gone.
Posted Nov 20, 2017
Justice League (2017)
A mixture of darkness and light with a certain sputter-y fizz that never quite builds into a full steam.
Posted Nov 15, 2017
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
After strings of edgier, R-rated fare for both Ferrell and Wahlberg, its nice to see them settle back into the more-or-less family-friendly, PG-13 grooves of this comedic holiday mojo.
Posted Nov 10, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Less hammer, more humor. Ragnarok gives Thor's comic-book core a fresh, zippy new spin.
Posted Nov 1, 2017
All I See Is You (2017)
There's no great white shark--like in Lively's last movie--but this fierce little marital fable still draws blood.
Posted Oct 25, 2017
The Snowman (2017)
A misfit pileup of talent and material that turns into one soggy, sadistic Scandinavian-flavored slay-belle ride.
Posted Oct 19, 2017
Only the Brave (2017)
Hollywood loves heroes, and Only the Brave offers up a real-life pantheon.
Posted Oct 18, 2017
Audiences with appetites primed by violent, gory TV crime procedurals might not have the patience for the more stately, dignified pace, closer to Perry Mason than How to Get Away With Murder.
Posted Oct 11, 2017
The Florida Project (2017)
A tattered tale about kids growing up in an American economy barely afloat offshore Florida's signature tourism mecca, making their own magic in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom.
Posted Oct 10, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
A brilliant new sci-fi benchmark, an epic movie yardstick against which future science fiction flicks will be compared and measured--it's the 2001 of 2017.
Posted Oct 3, 2017
American Made (2017)
Cruise soars, back in his element in this feverishly upbeat film frolic about a footnote figure in a shady chapter of American history.
Posted Sep 28, 2017
The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)