Rhett Hipp

The appeal of 2014’s “The Lego Movie” is surprising and odd in hindsight. An animated family film about a toy brand marketed primarily toward children received fairly widespread love and appreciation from all ages. From the excellent comedic pace to ...

While watching director Mamoru Hosoda’s newest film, “Mirai,” it’s difficult to escape an overwhelming sense of familiarity. The movie manages to find details and intricacies of family dynamics that make its characters feel well-crafted and realistic, yet the nature and ...

Some of the simplest joys in life come from a person’s willingness to act a little silly; sharing fun and laughter with others can make even the worst of days better. “Stan and Ollie” is a charming story that celebrates ...

Amid the massive box office success of superhero movies from “The Avengers” to “Aquaman,” director M. Night Shyamalan has attempted to follow the trend with his new homage to comic books: “Glass.” The movie’s effort to distinguish itself from large-scale ...

Disney may not be releasing another subpar “Star Wars” movie this holiday season, but the producers at Universal Studios seem more than happy to fill that void and kick the mediocrity into maximum overdrive. The “Mortal Engines” trailers would have ...

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 ...

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 ...

While other films about the ‘90s might be nostalgia-fueled trips full of punk-rock, popular TV and classic video games, “Mid90s” doesn’t shy away from the characteristics of the decade that are often lost among “the good old days.” The film, ...

A “feel-good movie” doesn’t seem like the right way to describe “The Old Man and the Gun.” While it does gleam with charm, the film feels less like a relentless attempt to make the audience feel warm and fuzzy as ...