film review

Happiness is a simple feeling that can be difficult to explain — it manifests as something different for everyone, despite our shared understanding of the emotion. In Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as Lazzaro,” the titular character’s contentment stems from ...

Director Karyn Kusama’s new crime-thriller, “Destroyer,” is an incredible, character-driven story led by a career-defining performance from Nicole Kidman. The film tells the story of Los Angeles police officer Erin Bell (Kidman) who attempts to infiltrate a gang by becoming ...

There is a subtle beauty in the way cinema can use motion to define emotion. The trepidation of the slightest half-step backward, the looseness of a friendly wave, the brief moment of hesitation to lean your head on a close ...

Based on the life of American journalist Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), “A Private War,” directed by Matthew Heineman, is a haunting portrayal of the atrocities of warfare. The film vividly depicts Colvin’s journey, covering a vast number of conflicts in ...

A group of brooding men teams up to pull off the impossible task of stealing a large chunk of cash from a heavily guarded safe. Some live and some die, but someone goes home with the loot. It’s a classic ...

“The Front Runner,” directed by Jason Reitman and starring Hugh Jackman, paints a critical picture of the media’s involvement in U.S. politics during the controversial 1988 presidential campaign — but the movie goes too far in demonizing the press. At ...

If watching a “Harry Potter” film feels like coming home, watching “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” feels like being lost in your childhood neighborhood. The movie seems to wander aimlessly through the familiar wizarding world, and while it manages ...

Director Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book,” a film based on the complicated, real-life friendship between New York bouncer Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) and musician Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), takes place during the civil rights era of the 1960’s. The characters’ ...

The “Wreck-It Ralph” franchise returned after six years to deliver a story as heartwarming as its first. With its depictions of social media, online shopping and gratuitous “Fortnite” references, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is unmistakably set in 2018. The story ...