Author: Jeffrey M. Anderson

Jia Zhangke touches on favorite themes in masterful ‘Ash Is Purest White’

Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke isn’t a household name in the U.S. His films haven’t been nominated for foreign language Oscars…

5 days ago

Funny, lovable ‘Captain Marvel’ has girl power

“Captain Marvel,” the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maintains the series’ high quality; it’s the most consistently above-average…

2 weeks ago

Neil Jordan gives ‘Greta’ a human touch

Neil Jordan’s “Greta” resembles 1990s psychopathic stalker movies such as “Misery,” “Pacific Heights,” “Single White Female,” “The Hand That Rocks…

3 weeks ago

Third ‘How to Train Your Dragon’: clunky story, great-looking

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third animated feature film based on the books by Cressida Cowell,…

4 weeks ago

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ a scrappy sequel with character appeal

“Happy Death Day,” which could be described as “Groundhog Day”-meets-”Scream,” shouldn’t have been good. Same goes for its wittily-titled sequel,…

1 month ago

‘Lego Movie 2’ still clicks satisfyingly into place

Released in 2014, “The Lego Movie” was a delightful animated surprise -- ingenious, dazzling, hilarious -- one of year’s best…

1 month ago

‘Cold Pursuit’ is a surprisingly thoughtful dark comedy

Notwithstanding reports about Liam Neeson’s racist comments about wanting to kill a black man during an interview to promote “Cold…

1 month ago

‘Serenity’ is a fishing-boat film noir turned sideways

“Serenity” starts like a traditional film noir, glossy and heated, with a drinking, smoking, terminally broke anti-hero and a gorgeous…

2 months ago