The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

"If you're going to San Francisco/be sure to wear flowers in your hair" the song goes. The reality is, if you're going to San Francisco make sure you can pay the rent. But not everybody can pay  ...

Late Night (2019)

There's a lot of late nights in "Late Night," a comedy about talk show hosts. Late nights be damned, this film is undeniably woke. A humorously hyper-verbal and deeply genuine look at women finding their voice in a man's  ...

Futurama in Film

A great film helps us escape reality. But some films go further. Some films are lucky enough to see their artificial worlds come to fruition. That jump from artifice to prophetic art is rarer than you  ...

John Wick: Ch. 3-Parabellum (2019)

It's a great week to be a dog lover at the movies. There's puppy reincarnation in "A Dog's Purpose" and puppy salvation in "John Wick: Chapter 3--Parabellum." The third installment in a series that has given new  ...

All is True; The Farewell; Tolkien (2019)

Independent films can be hard to navigate. They're made on relatively low budgets, and all relies on the filmmakers craft and virtue. Blockbusters are a different story. They have voluptuous  ...

Avengers Endgame (2019)

Early on someone concludes that "No amount of money ever bought a second of time." Wise words indeed. Yet it's also a vertiginous enigma when you consider that this very well could be the most expensive film ever made.  ...

The Mustang (2019)

If I had a nickle for every time I saw a horse become an expression of catharsis for a troubled soul on the big screen, I would  ...

Us: (2019)

The bible figures early on in Jordan Peele's latest magnificently malicious nightmare. A homeless man in tattered rags holds up a sign, not for change in currency, but one  ...

Captain Marvel (2019)

You may be lining up for, or are already in line for "Captain Marvel". The superhero who soars through the sky surrounded by flames like a newly lit match. But this time there's a twist. Captain  ...

Gloria Bell (2019)

For Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, life is like a waltz. We switch from dance partner to dance partner striving for connection. And hell, if we don't find one, we might as well go down dancing.  ...