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.  ...

Everybody Knows (2018)

What the Spanish family drama/suspense thriller “Everybody Knows” may lack in twists and intrigue, it makes up for in performances and appeal from the three principal actors, Penelope Cruz, Javier  ...

The Cakemaker (2018)

In the novel, “Smilla’s Sense of Snow,” we learn that Eskimos have more than one hundred words for what is wet, white, and falls from the sky in cold weather. The current-day Avant Garde  ...

Shoplifters (2018)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018, spends much of its screen time inside a cramped Tokyo hovel where three generations of castoffs and grifters--headed by a matriarch known only as Grandma (the great  ...

Best of 2018: Movies

I saw fewer films of higher quality in 2018, a pretty good year for diversity and imagination at the multiplex despite the repetitive CGI blur of far too many box office hits.  ...

Stan & Ollie (2018)

The first thing to note about this film is its PG rating. Don’t let it fool you. It’s more badge of distinction than Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. It pays homage to a specie of  ...