film review

The hype for “Bad Times at the El Royale,” exploded into cultural consciousness upon the release of the first trailer. With a style and setting that felt wholly different from the films being released around this time, “Bad Times” promised ...

Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette” is a carriage ride into the life of one of Europe’s most famous, and most innovative authors. Aside from the graceful, yet powerful evolution of a timid country-girl into the historic French novelist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, ...

A young, ambitious talent longs for stardom. Show business swallows their soul — it’s a desperate deal with the devil in exchange for fame and fortune. It’s a tale as old as time, and it’s become one of American popular ...

This is the last installment of a four-piece series of reviews of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF DAY 4 The Wedding Guest (B-) My final film was Michael Winterbottom’s “The Wedding Guest,” an action-packed drama about Jay (Dev ...

This is the third installment of a four-piece series of reviews of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF DAY 3 The Hate U Give (B+) “The Hate U Give,” the film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ eponymous 2013 novel, is ...

This is the second installment of a four-piece series of reviews of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF DAY 2 “First Man” (B+) Damien Chazelle has become a cinematic wunderkind, writing and directing award-winning films like “Whiplash” and “La ...

With its big-name cast and strong premise, “Smallfoot” is a promising film. Though fundamentally a children’s movie — a musical comedy, at that — it takes on pressing issues of truth and law, emphasizing the demands of upholding both. Unfortunately, ...

Austin Vesely, previously known for directing Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy ‘Short Film’” and other music videos, makes his feature debut as the writer and director of A24’s new horror comedy “Slice.” Featuring Chance the Rapper and Vesely himself, “Slice” ...

Simply put, Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor” aims too high and falls short, as the film attempts to combine two genres that rarely succeed even by themselves: comedy and thriller. Based on the Darcey Bell’s novel, Feig’s mystery thriller stars ...