After the Wedding (2019)

An inordinate amount of drama happens within a week or two immediately after a wedding ceremony and celebration in the movie “After the Wedding” starring acting heavyweights Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup. Things start innocently and slowly enough as Isabel (Williams), an American manager of a struggling  ...

The Play that Goes Wrong

It’s not often that theater reviewers heap praise on the set designer in the same way that they do on the writers, actors, and directors. Perhaps they should . . . and after seeing “The Play That Goes Wrong,” the farcical London import that’s sweeping through the United States  ...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Even just a light, entertaining summer movie, like the newly released, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” gets a bit elevated thanks to the chameleon-like actor Cate Blanchett in the lead. Per usual, Blanchett is a joy to watch perform, and in this movie, that fact is no exception, but it  ...

The Running of the Bulls

If you took Mardi Gras and combined it with New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve and then multiplied that by ten, you would still fail to come up with a festival that approaches the frenetic energy and insanity that is the annual “The Running of the Bulls”  ...

Six

ARAGON. BOLEYN. SEYMOUR. CLEVES. HOWARD. PARR. Remember their names because these ladies are set for world domination. “Six,” the thoroughly smashing pop musical about the wives of Henry VIII is currently playing in London to sold-out, rapturous crowds. Written by wunderkind Toby Marlow (he’s 23  ...

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 you thought another political message was going to come  ...

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 end of the 70s, a drug-running pilot named Jim Hoffman  ...

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 and creatures. So when Scary Stories To Tell In The  ...

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 is Tasmania. The heroine, Clare (Aisling Francioisi), is lying in  ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nicholas Hytner’s new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is notable for the casting of Gwendoline Christie (fan favorite Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as the Fairy Queen but audience members who were expecting a traditional Titania may be surprised to find that many of her  ...