Movies

Review: 'Don't Breathe' is a well-plotted, thrilling trap

To all you Detroit-area robbery crews, we should probably warn you right away: It's just not a good idea to pick 1837 Buena Vista St. ...

Review: Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez do OK with bantamweight script

With "Hands of Stone," Robert De Niro officially enters his Burgess Meredith-in-"Rocky" phase, bringing the ringside grizzle and rumpled gravitas by the pound. In writer-director ...

Review: 'Southside with You' a perfect look at first date of future first couple

"Politics? Maybe," so shrugs a young Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) in Richard Tanne's "Southside With You." At the moment, he's got more important things to ...

Review: 'The Innocents' shines light on episode shrouded in darkness and doubt

Set in the aftermath of World War II, the quietly powerful drama "The Innocents" shows women of faith working side by side with nonbelievers to ...

Review: 'Equity' is smart, tense women-of-Wall-Street crime drama

Wall Street films have traditionally been raucous affairs, featuring bankers, investors, fund managers and traders as hedonistic party boys. If a woman showed up, she'd ...

Review: 2 families battle in 'Little Men'

Director Ira Sachs is a master at showing the ins and outs of interpersonal conflict. In his previous two films — "Keep the Lights On" ...

Jeff Bridges: Proud to be 'The Dude' (but loves new role, too)

Raising a project that resembles a decent cops-and-robbers B-movie into A-level entertainment isn't easy. It requires crackling storytelling and indelible acting. "Hell or High Water" ...

Review: New 'Ben-Hur' stands in shadow of Wyler's 1959 epic

The latest adaptation of "Ben-Hur" distinguishes itself from William Wyler's 1959 epic by retooling key character and story elements. It's still a big, biblical-era tale ...

Review: 'Kubo and the Two Strings' weaves a magical tale that feels both ancient and fresh

"If you must blink, do it now," begins the voice-over narration of the animated adventure "Kubo and the Two Strings." "Pay careful attention to everything ...

Review: 'War Dogs' tells a crazy story of young arms dealers

"War Dogs" is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn't do justice to the ...

Review: 'Hell or High Water': No country for desperate men

A contemporary cops-and-robbers chase set in a string of dusty, near-shuttered West Texas towns, "Hell or High Water" is destined to be compared to "No ...

Review: Werner Herzog takes on the internet in 'Lo and Behold'

Werner Herzog breaks the Internet in his latest documentary "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World." Well, he cracks it open to carefully examine ...

Why Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party' had a picnic at the box office

When it comes to finding a big market for R-rated comedy in 2016, the Green Hornet just proved he's as savvy as the Green Lantern. In ...

Q&A: Producer Mark Ciardi decodes the art of the Olympic movie

The Olympics would seem ready-made for Hollywood. As American athletes such as Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky have demonstrated from Rio de Janeiro ...

Review: Audacious 'Sausage Party' is a delicious feast

It's happened. Someone has outdone the "Team America" puppet sex scene and even made it look somewhat quaint in comparison. Anyone even vaguely interested in ...

Review: 'Pete's Dragon' (pleasantly) stays earthbound

After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces and superheroes, the gentle "Pete's Dragon" is a welcome palate cleanser. Few may remember the 1977 ...

Review: 'Indignation' builds story on anger, sin, escapism

In "Indignation," James Schamus' adaptation of the 2008 novel by Philip Roth, Logan Lerman plays Marcus Messner, the son of a kosher butcher in Newark ...

Review: 'Gleason' a remarkable look at ex-NFL player's battle against ALS

Two summers ago, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the Internet by storm, raising millions for a disease that, before all those dousings, mostly flew ...

Review: WWII-era 'Anthropoid' hits mark

Hollywood loves its heroes, even if it finds it difficult to admit that courage and honor aren't superpowers. That's why it's refreshing to see the ...

Review: 'Florence Foster Jenkins' hits too many sour notes

"Florence Foster Jenkins" looks like a production designed more to be a lure for Meryl Streep to be nominated for awards than it is intended ...