The combo of wink-wink naughtiness and family-friendly sentimentality makes for a wildly uneven farce in “How to Be a Latin Lover,” as a middle-aged male gold-digger attempts a reconciliation with …
Cannes Film Review: ‘It Must Be Heaven’
Continuing to chart his own path in a Palestinian film landscape generally perceived as monolithic, Elia Suleiman turns his delightfully absurdist, unfailingly generous gaze beyond the physical hom…
Sundance Film Review: ‘Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary’
Last spring, “Always Amazing” — a scrappy portrait of gonzo stand-up/magician/performance artist John Edward Szeles, aka the Amazing Johnathan — premiered at Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival. T…
Film Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’
Illumination’s “The Secret Life Of Pets” films do something the “Despicable Me” studio’s other offerings have yet to accomplish: They allow younger audiences to explore their feelings about new lif…
IDFA Film Review: ‘I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die’
“I’m worried, Mom,” says preschool-age Jade, as she nuzzles her mother Betty’s leg in a down-at-heel backyard. When pressed as to the source of her worry, the answer is both…
Film Review: Why Him?
What if your child brought home James Franco as your new son-in-law?
GFF film reviews: The Double
ALISTAIR Harkness reviews some of the key films at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, including Richard Ayoade’s new feature The Double and Tom Hardy’s latest, In Locke.
Film Review: ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’
A sensationally effective semi-sequel that bears virtually no narrative or stylistic resemblance to its predecessor.
'For They Know Not What They Do': Film Review
In this doc, four families with gay or trans children recount their sometimes tortured journey toward acceptance.
Film review: '10 Cloverfield Lane'
'10 Cloverfield Lane' is a cleverly constructed nail-biter, reminiscent of Hitchcock.
Film Review: ‘Survivors Guide to Prison’
If ever a proselytizing documentary could be described as assaultive, “Survivors Guide to Prison” might sport that label as a badge of honor. Filmmaker Matthew Cooke (“How to Make Money Selling Dru…
Berlin Film Review: ‘What’s in the Darkness’
Perhaps the most acute and uncompromisingly grim murder mystery to come out of China in years, “What’s in the Darkness” exposes the putrid minds lurking in a sexually and politica…
'The Secret Life of Pets 2': Film Review
The wacky menagerie returns, adding the agreeably gruff presence of Harrison Ford as a cranky farm dog.
Film Review: ‘The World Before Your Feet’
An engaging illustration of the difference between merely looking and really seeing, Jeremy Workman’s “The World Before Your Feet” profiles Matt Green, whose current occupation is walking every blo…
FILM REVIEW: ‘Ophelia’ should resonate with a younger generation |
McCarthy’s audacious film takes the Bard’s iconic tragedy in whole new directions, with elements drawn from centuries of Shakespeare adulation and other aspects reflecting the latest trends in the entertainment industry. Think one part pre-Raphaelite painting; one part plaintive diva-licious anthem; one part irrepressible heroine in the manner of Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel; and one part costume fantasy in the style of “Game of Thrones,”…
Film Review: How Long Will I Love U
Despite some lapses in the script, this Chinese time-travel farce has sufficient energy and charm to make it agreeable, sprightly, undemanding summer fare.
Film review: ‘Glass’ questions the idea of superheroes
M Night Shyamalan ties up a trilogy and constructs his own cinematic universe in Glass.
Parasite film review: Bleak, hilarious and as unrelenting as Dunkirk
Director Bong Joon-ho sets up multiple laughs in what is ultimately a dark and deeply discomforting look at two differing families.
Sundance Film Review: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’
“Sometimes I sound like gravel and sometimes I sound like coffee and cream,” Nina Simone remarks of her signature husky tenor at one point in Liz Garbus’ documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”…
Film Review: Why Dee Ford has suddenly become the real deal
Breaking down the new and improved Dee Ford and his game vs the Broncos