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'American Honey' Review: Door-to-Door Revelations

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:46:24 EDT

Andrea Arnold’s road movie tracks the odyssey of a wayward teen across the Bible Belt.



'Deepwater Horizon' Review: Fire on the Water

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:41:50 EDT

Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell star in an action film that recreates the 2010 drilling-rig explosion from the crew’s point of view.



'Queen of Katwe' Review: A Gambit as Fresh as Life

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:45:40 EDT

A poor Ugandan girl’s chess skills take her around the world.



'The Lovers and the Despot' Review: Kim Jong Il: Mad Dictator, Cinéaste

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:45:53 EDT

A documentary recounting the North Korean leader’s quest to invigorate his country’s film industry, starting with a kidnapping.



'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Storks' Reviews: Vacant Vessels

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:47:29 EDT

A remake of an iconic western and an animated buddy movie are heavy on promotion but light on content.



'Snowden' Review: A Complex Life Turned to Stone

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:06:35 EDT

Oliver Stone’s biopic about the NSA contractor turned secrets-spiller is a fragmented vision of Edward Snowden’s journey.



'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week---The Touring Years' Review: Watching the Lads Grow Up

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:16:52 EDT

A documentary from Ron Howard traces the history of the Fab Four from their jubilant beginnings to the rigors of international fame.



'Bridget Jones's Baby' Review: Patchy Prepartum Production

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:07:02 EDT

Renée Zellweger returns as the titular diarist, trying to identify her baby daddy.



Telluride: Good Movies, Welcome Back

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:45:57 EDT

At the Telluride Film Festival, ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Frantz,’ ‘Graduation’ and other films provide a tonic to the grim offerings of summer movies.



'Sully' Review: The Power of Experience

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:36:48 EDT

Tom Hanks stars as Chesley Sullenberger, the veteran airline captain whose Hudson River landing made him a national hero



'The Light Between Oceans' Review: Emotions Amid Artful Grandeur

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:10:49 EDT

A couple on a remote island discover a baby and decide to raise it as their own.



'Yoga Hosers' Review: Friends vs. Fascists

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:05:41 EDT

In Kevin Smith’s new comedy, a pair of convenience store workers have to defeat a Canadian Nazi cult



'Morgan' Review: Growing Pains

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:30:30 EDT

A young girl created and raised in a lab has powers—and a mean-streak—well beyond her years



'Dekalog': Where Biblical Law and Polish Cinematography Meet

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:49:10 EDT

The cycle of 10 films pairs each episode with one of the Ten Commandments, resulting in a sprawling work that searches for meaning in a complex world.



'Hands of Stone' Review: A Fistful of Drama

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:14:43 EDT

The rise, fall and return of the talented boxer Roberto Durán.



'In Order of Disappearance' Review: A Tongue-in-Cheek Revenge Thriller

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:39:55 EDT

After his son turns up dead and the authorities refuse to help, a man takes matters into his own hands



'Mia Madre' Review: A Grave, Ethereal, Italian Dream

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:39:18 EDT

A boorish actor drives a director to distraction in Nanni Moretti’s surreal film



'Hell or High Water' Review: Robbers Who Leave Us Richer

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:29:24 EDT

Two brothers hit a series of Texas banks in David Mackenzie’s expansive film.



'Kubo and the Two Strings': Animated Odyssey

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:03:40 EDT

A visually stunning stop-motion story set in feudal Japan.



'Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World' Review: Werner Herzog Surfs the Web

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:43:02 EDT

From hackers to robots, the legendary director explores the internet in his latest documentary.



'Florence Foster Jenkins' Review: From Glittering Failure, Mixed Success

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:06:06 EDT

Meryl Streep stars as the would-be diva who became a legend in 1940s New York despite—or because of—her hideous voice.



'Pete's Dragon' Review: CGI That Can Fly

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:38:08 EDT

The 1977 Disney film about a boy and his scaly best friend gets a lively remake.



'Anthropoid' Review: Black Ops Blunder

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:36:28 EDT

A sleepy account of the World War II mission to assassinate the Nazis’ third in command.



'Suicide Squad' Review: Weapon of Mass Depression

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:58:53 EDT

A team of DC Comics bad guys takes on worse guys in this summer extravaganza.



'The Little Prince' Review: Flights of Imagination

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:37:30 EDT

An old aviator tells a girl about his magical encounter with a little prince in this animated take on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story.



'Little Men' Review: Matters of Money and the Heart

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:17:21 EDT

Two boys struggle to remain friends as their families work through a commercial dispute.



'Gleason' Review: Inspiration Off the Gridiron

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:55:40 EDT

Clay Tweel’s documentary about the courage of former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011



'Jason Bourne' Review: Looping Old Loops

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:33:41 EDT

Matt Damon returns as the as the action hero, renewing his campaign against rogue elements in the CIA while avoiding an omniscient surveillance network



'Indignation' Review: Life and Love in the '50s

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:38:11 EDT

A Jewish boy from New Jersey heads to college during the Korean war, but things don’t go as he had hoped in this adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel.



'Star Trek Beyond' Review: Boldly Going Where It Has Been

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:43:23 EDT

The Enterprise must save the universe, and a crew stranded in uncharted territory, in the latest sci-fi franchise installment.



'Don't Think Twice' Review: Making It Up as We Go

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:19:17 EDT

A New York improv team struggles with professional and personal dramas



'Lights Out' Review: Flickering Frights

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:18:26 EDT

A boy and his sister seek out their mentally unstable mother when they are terrorized by an apparition



'Ghostbusters' Review: This Time, So-So Slime

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:08:22 EDT

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star as ectoplasmic exterminators in this reboot.



'The Infiltrator' Review: Cocaine, Cash and an Identity Crisis

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:24:13 EDT

Bryan Cranston’s federal agent is a family man when he isn’t working undercover inside the Medellín drug cartel



'Café Society' Review: Depression-Era Delights

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:21:22 EDT

In this Woody Allen film set in the 1930s, a Bronx native goes bicoastal, and romance beckons on both coasts.



'Our Little Sister' Review: 'Our Town' Outside Tokyo

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:18:48 EDT

A trio of sisters take in their half-sibling in this Japanese feature about family struggles and triumphs.



'Captain Fantastic' Review: Wilderness Family With Great Vigor and Viggo

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:01:59 EDT

Cultures collide in Matt Ross’s film when a philosopher-survivalist raising his kids outside of society is forced to bring his family back to the mainstream.



'Zero Days' Review: The New Front Lines

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:26:51 EDT

Alex Gibney’s documentary explores the potential consequences of cyberwarfare, including the looming threat of weapons like the Stuxnet worm.