Jeffrey M. Anderson

‘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…

‘Searching’ creators tell story of their taut computer-screen mystery

“Searching” is a sturdy, classical mystery about a father’s search for his…

‘Minding the Gap’ a moving and brilliant skateboard movie

One of the year’s great, small treasures, Bing Liu’s extraordinary documentary “Minding…

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ entertaining, incendiary, essential

Though Spike Lee has continued to do highly personal, passionate work throughout…

‘Christopher Robin’ upsets simple magic of beloved ‘Pooh’ characters

The 1920s “Winnie-the-Pooh” books by A. A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest…

Sixth ‘Mission: Impossible’ more exciting, more touching

“Mission: Impossible-Fallout” is writer-director Christopher McQuarrie’s sixth collaboration with Tom Cruise; despite…

‘Eighth Grade’ is remarkably nonjudgmental, intuitive

Surely one of the year’s most notable writing and directing debuts, Bo…

Despite a few thrills, ‘Skyscraper’ isn’t up to code

How might the pitch meeting for “Skyscraper” have gone? “It’s like ‘Die…

‘Sorry to Bother You’ sets funny, scary scenario

If movies existed in a vacuum, then “Sorry to Bother You” --…

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ an entertaining, serviceable sequel

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” -- the follow-up to 2015’s “Sicario” --…

Little is new in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

The series that began 25 summers ago with “Jurassic Park” is back…