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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Mark Feeney In many ways it's a parable: clear yet opaque, simple yet weighty. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Mark Feeney Consistently amiable, if a bit wandery, "Echo in the Canyon" provides a good time, too. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Ty Burr "The Dead Don't Die" feels like the work of an artist who hasn't just run out of ideas but may have given up hope. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 Late Night (2019) Ty Burr You'll have a good time nevertheless. But don't be surprised if you come out wishing that there actually were a late-night comedy show starring Emma Thompson instead of just a movie about one. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Mark Feeney Although Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson aren't at all bad together, neither do they strike sparks. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 Walking on Water (2018) Mark Feeney There's some dry in "Walking on Water," though not much. There's a fair amount of wet. As for joy, that there is in abundance. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 5B (2018) Mark Feeney The frequent sight of someone in his or her 60s or 70s juxtaposed with that of the same person 35 years ago is time-machine startling - and time-machine effective. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Ty Burr But for a series supposedly dedicated to the pleasure of superhero movies, "Dark Phoenix" somehow ends up illustrating their limits. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/4 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Ty Burr You may carry the echoes of this indefinable masterpiece long after you've awakened from it. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Matthew Gilbert The steadily bittersweet tone of the movie - and, to some extent, the lack of plot complexity - make it work. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 Rocketman (2019) Ty Burr Which is to say that as long as "Rocketman" is charting the jet-propelled rise of Elton John in the early 1970s, it is an absolute gas. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2/4 Pavarotti (2019) Peter Keough To learn more about that Pavarotti, and not the myth, we need a better documentary. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 Ma (2019) Tom Russo The lady might be a wackjob, but she's one with some complexity behind the creeping instability. As showy character roles go, Spencer hits the motherlode. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2.5/4 Halston (2019) Mark Feeney It's an understatement to say that Tcheng is drawn to this material. He revels in it. Yet he's too clear-eyed to turn Halston's story into a morality tale. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2/4 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Mark Feeney There's a lack of chemistry that makes for a listlessness of narrative. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
2.5/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Tom Russo Whichever, the seat-rattling, super-size mayhem in this latest "Godzilla" is fantastic - emphasis on "fan." Regrettably, though, the human-scale action featuring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown borders on inane. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/4 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Janice Page It's truly food for the soul. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Double Lives (2018) Ty Burr The cast finesses Assayas's thickets of talk and double-talk with ease, but it's Binoche who's the heart of "Non-Fiction." EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Tom Russo Reeves and Dacascos's brutal, climactic sparring session definitely leaves us wanting more, not to mention wondering about a potential Oscars sound editing category for shattering glass. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 Photograph (2019) Ty Burr There's a good deal of heart, art, sympathy, and substance here, which is why's it's all the more frustrating that "Photograph" fails to develop. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 All Is True (2018) Ty Burr "All is True" is expertly acted and handsomely filmed but suffers from an excess of sentimentality, a rash of revelations, and a surfeit of subtext, with characters blurting out the hidden motives for their behavior instead of simply behaving them. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 The Souvenir (2019) Ty Burr Hogg is a major filmmaker pointing herself in new directions -- the past and future simultaneously - and hashing out the places where memory tells the truth and where it only offers more romanticism, more lies. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 Aladdin (2019) Ty Burr With "Aladdin," they've done the leveling with just enough style and pizazz that most moviegoers won't care that it's a retread, and the leads are good enough to make you hope they'll go on to something real. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Meeting Gorbachev (2018) Mark Feeney Part of Herzog's wonderment at Gorbachev - "one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century," he says - surely has to do with such a rational, placid-appearing man not just surmounting insuperable limits but doing so with world-historical impact. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 Booksmart (2019) Ty Burr "Booksmart" gives the girls onscreen and their older sisters behind it a chance to have fun in ways silly, salty, and magnanimous toward all concerned. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 Aniara (2018) Ty Burr "Aniara" may be the coolest, costliest, most dystopian shaggy-dog story ever filmed. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
1.5/4 Trial by Fire (2018) Ty Burr Powerful stuff, but unpowerfully told, in part because the energies in "Trial by Fire" are split between proving Todd Willingham's innocence and building an argument against the death penalty no matter what the verdict. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 The Hustle (2019) Ty Burr It may beguile the casual observer, but look closer and you'll know you've been had. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 Isha Ovedet (2018) Ty Burr "Working Woman" sends an audience out steaming that justice in such cases often remains undone. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 Shadow (2018) Ty Burr Shadow isn't quite as perfect as one might wish. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/4 Tolkien (2019) Ty Burr Origin tales usually give us the backstories of beloved characters. "Tolkien," by contrast, dramatizes the events that created a creator. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Ty Burr "Long Shot" is awfully funny when it's not being completely preposterous - and sometimes even when it is. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/4 Dogman (2018) Ty Burr The movie is a parable about what happens if we allow the takers, the bullies, and the ego-monsters to dictate our lives unopposed; as such, it's relevant to history and to today's headlines. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3/4 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Peter Keough After counseling thousands, Dr. Ruth faces her own pain, which defies healing. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
2.5/4 Hail Satan? (2019) Mark Feeney It's impressive how rarely you feel as if you're watching different movies. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mark Feeney The movie is ludicrously long, clocking in at three hours and one minute, but surprisingly satisfying. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
2/4 Teen Spirit (2018) Ty Burr "Teen Spirit" is a stylish doodle. But it's from a first-time filmmaker who's still learning to draw and who likes to color outside the lines. So watch this space. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 Little Woods (2018) Ty Burr DaCosta has made a suspense film in which we root for the heroes to break the law, and then she sends us home to ponder all the reasons they need to. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Ty Burr Beneath the japery and rough-edged filmmaking is an abiding love for the work - its passion and resilience - and respect for the women whose hidden lifelong language that work may have been. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/4 Missing Link (2019) Tom Russo Stick around for the end credits to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the heroes' elephant ride across India. The animators particularly strive to offer a fresh take on their final destination... EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
1.5/4 Hellboy (2019) Tom Russo In the end, the movie leaves us stuck with unmoving drama and increasingly numbing carnage, delivered with a hand as heavy as Hellboy's monstrously oversized right meathook. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 Ahlat Agaci (2018) Ty Burr "The Wild Pear Tree" wends its patient, intelligent way toward a rapprochement between the generations, an acceptance of the past and the land, and a weary wising-up of its central figure. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/4 Missing Link (2019) Ty Burr As cinematic treats go, the craft remains as rare as any of Sir Lionel's finds. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/4 Little (2019) Ty Burr Enjoyable and disposable, "Little" is made for the moment, and if its tried-and-true lessons stick with a middle-schooler or two, we could do worse. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/4 Peterloo (2018) Mark Feeney Dialogue explaining what the Corn Laws are or the meaning of habeas corpus is presumably not the product of long periods of intense rehearsal. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/4 High Life (2018) Peter Keough It ends like most lives, poised before inevitable death, buoyed by love and irrational hope. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3.5/5 Amazing Grace (2018) Ty Burr It stands as a mighty historical document, a balm to the soul, and proof of genius. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/4 Napszállta (2018) Peter Keough Oblique, often beguiling, and portentously cryptic, the film offers no satisfying solution. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 The Brink (2019) Ty Burr "The Brink" shows a salesman tirelessly peddling poison door to door and knowing it's only a matter of time before someone lets him in. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Tom Russo [A]mid the unattributed riffing, the pinballing among YA-style quaintness, perv jokes, and graphic jolts, you start to realize: "Shazam!" is pretty entertaining. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019