Review: “Causeway”

Review: “Causeway”

This is the best thing Jennifer Lawrence has done in years, playing a soldier returning home after a traumatic brain injury suffered in Afghanistan. With a great supporting turn by Brian Tyree Henry. Here is my full review.

Review: “The Banshees Of Inisherin”

Review: “The Banshees Of Inisherin”

My review of a new movie from Martin McDonagh, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as longtime friends who have a falling out that escalates rather bizarrely.

Review: “Armageddon Time”

Review: “Armageddon Time”

My review of a new coming-of-age movie that includes one of the worst casting decisions I’ve seen in a very long time. Oh, and a couple of Trumps, too.

Review: “Good Night Oppy”

Review: “Good Night Oppy”

My review of a new documentary about Spirit and Opportunity, the two rovers sent by NASA to explore Mars on a 90-day mission that ended up lasting much, much longer.

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

For several years, Seth Meyers and his team at NBC’s “Late Night” have produced some very clever parodies of movie trailer genres. Here they are one after another.

Review: “Till”

Review: “Till”

My review of a new drama about the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in the Jim Crow south in 1955, and how his mother, Mamie, turned the tragedy into one of the linchpins of the burgeoning civil rights movement.

Review: “Ticket To Paradise”

Review: “Ticket To Paradise”

My review of a new movie in which Julia Roberts and George Clooney play bitterly divorced parents who come together to try to stop the marriage of their daughter to a seaweed farmer in Bali.

Review: “Tár”

Review: “Tár”

My review of a new movie starring Cate Blanchett as one of very few women who have become conductors of major orchestras — but it turns out, she shares some of the same predatory qualities as men who preceded her.

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