Jeffrey M. Anderson

Exquisite ‘Lion King” remake feels like a cash-grab

Lack of originality sullies live-action version

‘Art of Self-Defense’ destined to be a cult classic

Weird, funny comedy explores concept of ideal masculinity

Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ is first-class horror

Film cleverly tackles classic, age-old themes

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ complements ‘Conjuring’ universe

Horror flick has solid scares, intriguing questions about death

‘Toy Story 4’ is familiar and profound

Pixar franchise wears well over time

‘Dead Don’t Die’ offers Jim Jarmusch’s unique take on zombies

Low-key flick destined to become a cult classic

‘Last Black Man’ a funny, wistful, touching debut

Joe Talbot, Jimmie Fails create love letter to San Francisco

‘Ma’ gets crazy, but lacks depth worthy of Octavia Spencer’s talent

Characters have no inner life in psychological horror flick

Olivia Wilde brings funny girls to big screen in ‘Booksmart’

Stars Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever collaborate in directorial debut

Slick third ‘John Wick’ flick does the trick

Reeves looks great in complicated addition to franchise

‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ noisy yet charming

Reynolds, Smith’s performances add appeal to franchise flick

‘Intruder’ a mechanical addition to ‘psychopathic stalker’ genre

But Meagan Good’s character is a nice highlight

‘Avengers: Endgame’ a magnificent epic

Big superhero series gets fitting final chapter

Claire Denis discusses pitfalls in making ‘High Life’

Director delves deep into space in first English-language film

‘Missing Link’ a likable adventure with a little hope

Laika offers lighter themes on new animated offering

Emilio Estevez takes on homelessness and librarians in ‘The Public’

“This movie celebrates the misfits and the outcasts and the marginalized —…

Tim Burton’s spin on ‘Dumbo’ makes old story worth retelling

None of the recent Disney live-action re-imaginings of classic animated films (“Cinderella,”…

Peele expertly follows ‘Get Out’ with startling and wildly entertaining ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s “Us” attempts the impossible job of following the sensation that…

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…

Funny, lovable ‘Captain Marvel’ has girl power

“Captain Marvel,” the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maintains the…