Good Boys (2019)

The most obvious thing that "Good Boys" is missing is calmness. Also, bleakness and self-seriousness. In other words, it's tremendous fun, and none of the things that have plagued raunchy comedies this summer season. Just when  ...

Driven (2019)

At least among a younger generation, the absurd true story of legendary carmaker John DeLorean isn't as well known as it should be. "Driven" gives audiences the chance to uncover the wild tale. Towards the  ...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

When you see Guillermo del Toro's name attached to anything, even as a producer, it's hard not to get excited. The man is simply a genius at creating fantastical, horrifying and mythical worlds. He's the king of creating monsters  ...

The Nightingale (2019)

Jennifer Kent's sophomore feature--her last film was the terrifically taught "Babadook"-- opens with a close-up. If you look closely, it's a face on the verge of giving up. The time is the 19th century. The place  ...

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Don't meet your heroes is how the old saying goes. They'll just let you down. Well, The Peanut Butter Falcon - from writer and directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartzis – is here to say otherwise.  ...

Them That Follow (2019)

In February 2014, a pastor named Jamie Coots from Kentucky died from a rattlesnake bite during his sermon. By the time an ambulance arrived, he'd gone home and declined medical treatment. Instead, he believed God would save him if  ...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Remember when actors sold movies? Quentin Tarantino does. The director's ninth feature--presumably his second to last-- is a love poem of that era told on a magnificent scale. The time is 1969. The place is Hollywood.  ...

The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

"The Art of Self Defense" is a gender case studies that doesn't feel like homework. In other words, your psychology 101 professor would hate it, and you're bound to love it. It's a haunting, evasive and  ...

Carmine Street Guitars (2018)

In the West Village of New York, numerous blocks down from the uber trafficked and demonstratively commercialized Time Square/Mid-town area, and just before you get to the loud, busy Houston Street (pronounced hows-ton, not hue-ston, like the city), there  ...