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Friday, 15 Jun 2018

The game began when they were nine years old. Thirty-five years later, it’s still going strong as five lifelong friends dedicate one month each year to playing “tag,” the old grade-school...

Monday, 07 May 2018

When the three hours of PBS’ “Little Women” finally draw to an end, it feels less like a coming-of-age saga than a mystery. How it is possible to make Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic so dull...

Friday, 23 Mar 2018

A dumbed-down “Die Hard” tribute debuting on Netflix, Kyle Newacheck’s “Game Over, Man!” is a movie full of bodily fluids and violence, centered on three dopey hotel housekeepers with terrible...

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018

February 17, 2018 4:58PM PT This accomplished, absorbing, even-handed look at the pain of a marital breakup should broaden director Tinatin Kajrishvili’s fan base on the festival circuit. Although...

Saturday, 03 Feb 2018

People sometimes ask me whether it’s difficult reviewing movies made by filmmakers whom I’ve gotten to know personally, and the answer nearly always is: That’s why I don’t. It’s far easier to...

Monday, 22 Jan 2018

Reunited in Rouen after a pained separation, Oscar Wilde and his young lover Alfred “Bosie” Douglas adjourn to the privacy of a small, dim, chintzily decorated hotel room. Clothes come off, the lights...

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018

January 12, 2018 11:51PM PT Tears flow in inverse proportion to their emotional impact on the audience in this ensemble grief-fest. Just as a laugh is generally bigger the longer its setup, so tears...

Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

(3.5 stars out of 4) I don’t know the first thing about poker. It’s important to state this upfront because going into Molly’s Game — the fantastic new Aaron Sorkin movie about the ultimate card...

Friday, 01 Dec 2017

3 stars (out of 4) Beauty & The Beast plus Splash plus The Little Mermaid plus E.T. plus Singin’ in the Rain plus The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Pause to do the cinematic calculations in your...

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

2.5 stars (out of 4) Well, this is upsetting. It turns out that Wonder Woman, the indestructible Amazon princess and box-office queen, does indeed have a weakness: She lacks the power to save an uninspiring...