Jeffrey M. Anderson

‘Escape Room’ tantalizes both brains and brawn

True cineastes know that January movies are generally unwanted castoffs, the riffraff…

‘Aquaman’: Moments of fun, but too long and explosive

The sixth in the DC Extended Universe movie franchise, “Aquaman” is fun,…

Armie Hammer steps into RBG’s husband’s shoes in ‘On the Basis of Sex’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has evolved into a role…

‘Moonlight’-maker Jenkins follows Oscar win with elegant ‘Beale Street’

Barry Jenkins, whose glorious “Moonlight” won three Academy Awards including best picture,…

‘Into the Spider-Verse’ amazing, spectacular, astonishing

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an animated film -- not part of…

Holiday horror musical ‘Anna’ deceptively packs emotion

Melding genres that don’t ordinarily mix can sometimes provide great inspiration. There…

Wicked, funny ‘Favourite’ overstays its welcome

Greek-born filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ cinematic worlds -- in “Dogtooth,” “The Lobster” and…

‘Eternity’s Gate’ a challenging portrait of Vincent Van Gogh

Movies about painters, from “Pollock” to “Frida” to “Girl with the Pearl…

Lee Chang-dong’s enigmatic ‘Burning’ intrigues

The mysterious, entrancing “Burning,” the latest from South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong…

Rosamund Pike brings reporter Marie Colvin to life in ‘A Private War’

In “A Private War,” Rosamund Pike gives a committed, convincing performance as…

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Another biopic bites the dust

Telling the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen, the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”…

Richard E. Grant among many Melissa McCarthy worshipers

Richard E. Grant is a great character actor with a long list…

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ falls flat

Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” is set at the…

Spreading the love on ‘The Hate U Give’

“The Hate U Give,” a forward-thinking drama of racial identity filled with…

‘Old Man & the Gun’ a joyful final role for Redford

Robert Redford, a star of the highest caliber for more than 50…

Smart ‘Smallfoot’ champions kindness, curiosity

Trailers for the new computer-animated, kid-friendly “Smallfoot” were unpromising, and the yeti…

‘House with a Clock’ a magical family-friendly adventure

Based on a 1973 novel by John Bellairs, “The House with a…

Subversive fourth ‘Predator’ movie is fast, funny

Shane Black’s “The Predator” probably isn’t what anyone expected from a new…

‘Pick of the Litter’ an adorable look at guide dogs in training

Certain types of movies are critic-proof. For example, those who might criticize…

‘Little Stranger’ is well-made and refined — yet chilly

Based on the best-selling book by Sarah Waters, the new movie “The…