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‘Logan’ Jackman goes out in style

LOGAN is not for the faint of heart — not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don’t typically expect from a comic-book movie. Featuring Hugh Jackman’s final ...

March 12, 2017, Sunday

RSVP ‘no’ as ‘Table 19’ fails to deliver

STILTED conversations. Empty niceties. Forced joy. That overwhelming sense that it might have been better to just stay at home in sweats. It’s that horrifying feeling you get being at a bad wedding with ...

March 12, 2017, Sunday

Byrne-backed concert doc dazzles

IN 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling ...

February 26, 2017, Sunday

Violence galore in ‘John Wick 2’

BEFORE you buy a ticket to see “John Wick: Chapter 2 ,” the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good “John Wick,” you might want to ask yourself how much tolerance you have for gun shots to the head, ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

‘The Comedian’ a love letter to comics

WHILE there are a few good laughs to be had in “The Comedian,” Taylor Hackford’s film isn’t exactly a comedy. It’s a portrait of an aging entertainer, unfortunately hampered by the tired trope of a May-December ...

February 5, 2017, Sunday

‘Red Turtle’ bathed in calm beauty

In its typical Hollywood form, an animated feature is usually the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush — a frantic barrage of colors and movement and jokes and sounds....

February 5, 2017, Sunday

Superheroes, Western to dominate screen

JOHN Wick: Chapter 2 (Feburary 10), The Fate of The Furious (April 14) Two franchises, both unlikely, both silly and both endlessly watchable get new installments this year. Keanu Reeves is back as the ...

January 15, 2017, Sunday

‘Live By Night’ is Affleck’s most ambitious film yet

WHEN Ben Affleck’s “Argo” won best picture four years ago, it was an unquestionable high point in a career that has seesawed with ups and downs. As he, clutching the Oscar, spoke emotionally of “getting ...

January 15, 2017, Sunday

Exploring odd family relationships

TONI Erdmann” is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy — the lightly plotted ...

January 8, 2017, Sunday

A searing call for humanity, decency

JUST like a Michael Moore documentary, there’s nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama. The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent, eloquent champion of the ...

January 8, 2017, Sunday


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