Jeffrey M. Anderson

Puppeteers, writers, filmmakers, dreamers

New movies offer distractions from pandemic, and even hope

Director Nisha Ganatra sings praises of her ‘High Note’ cast

Tracee Ellis Ross, Dakota Johnson star pop music-themed flick

‘Inheritance,’ ‘Lovebirds,’ ‘Painter’ share crime scenes

Secrets, romance, murder, art and theft in new digital releases

Jinkies! New ‘Scoob!’ misses magic of the originals

Weak chemistry, unfamiliar voice cast mar computer-animated mystery

Good on VOD: ‘Clementine,’ ‘How to Build a Girl,’ ‘Rewind,’ ‘Plagiarists’

New drama, comedy, doc and experimental films worth streaming

‘Extraction’ and ‘1BR’ are among four new movies worth streaming this week

Mercenaries, sexual taboos and evil cults populate our latest batch of recommended films

The man behind C-3PO talks about his 40-plus years on “Star Wars”

Last month, the man behind one of the most famous characters in one of the all-time most popular movie franchises was in San Francisco

‘Resistance,’ ‘Vivarium,’ ‘Bacurau,’ ‘Banana Split’ on demand

New releases shock, thrill, amuse and tug heartstrings

Thick as thieves in ‘First Cow, Burnt Orange Heresy’

Very different films both based around moral complexities of stealing

Will Forte gets ‘Extra Ordinary,’ Dan Scanlon moves ‘Onward’

Funny filmmakers also can produce a touching moment or two

A fictional painter, real-life film critic light up the screen

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Art of Pauline Kael’ new at the movies

‘Rhythm Section,’ Oscar shorts are slow and serious

Off pacing, heaviness characterize January 2020 releases

‘Life’ doesn’t have to be ‘Miserable’

Three new movies do their best to live up to their disparate titles

Sam Mendes combines tech, heart in epic ‘1917’

World War I flick dazzles like a ticking-clock thriller

‘Rise of Skywalker’ comprehensively concludes ‘Star Wars’

Ninth movie bids farewell to beloved characters with joy, sadness

‘Richard Jewell’ a telling tale of human nature

Great cast shines in Clint Eastwood drama about heroes under suspicion

Mark Ruffalo goes deep in ‘Dark Waters’

Actor stars in, produces film taking on corporate chemical giant

Rian Johnson has infectious fun, onscreen and off, on cheeky ‘Knives Out’

Amusing mystery inspired by Agatha Christie whodunits

Behind the scenes with great ‘Waves’ director, actors

Trey Edward Shults, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell discuss movie’s unique feel

Shia LaBeouf’s screenplay comes to life in ‘Honey Boy’

Director Alma Har’el brings troubled actor’s therapeutic project to film