Jeffrey M. Anderson

Funny and deep ‘Incredibles 2’ picks up where original left off

Pixar’s output is usually of such extraordinarily high quality that when it…

‘Neighbor’ reveals Mister Rogers’ ‘radical kindness’

The documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is about public TV’s Fred…

Gaiman, Mitchell strive for real punk in ‘Parties’

Not long after Neil Gaiman’s 2006 short story “How to Talk to…

Leigh Whannell relies on old-fashioned effects in ‘Upgrade’

After making mostly horror movies, Australian-born writer-director Leigh Whannell has crafted his…

Love of Westerns inspires Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo

It’s fitting that Alden Ehrenreich played a cowboy actor in Joel and…

Paul Schrader unusually focuses on spirituality in ‘First Reformed’

The first thing one might notice about writer-director Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed”…

Deadpool sequel cheerfully maintains original’s vulgar humor

The R-rated sequel “Deadpool 2,” the 11th film in Marvel’s X-Men series,…

Margot Robbie gives her movie-star best in mediocre ‘Terminal’

It could be that the age of movie stars is over, replaced…

Theron depicts real-life motherhood in ‘Tully’

“Every time Jason calls I know it’s going to be a challenge,”…

Marvel’s big ‘Infinity War’ balances humor, weight

It must have taken a superhuman effort to pull together this massive…

Five Antonioni flicks at the Castro

“Alienation” is arguably the most common word used to describe Michelangelo Antonioni’s…

Poetic ‘Rider’ tells a moving, real-life horse story

Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” is a remarkable, deeply moving melding of fact…

Andrew Haigh takes on horses, emotions in lyrical ‘Lean on Pete’

While director Andrew Haigh’s films are usually about humans looking to connect,…

Krasinski’s deadly silence effective in ‘A Quiet Place’

As with Jordan Peele’s 2017 “Get Out,” “A Quiet Place” is a…

Spielberg entertains masses in ‘Ready Player One’

Aside from being one of the best filmmakers working today, Steven Spielberg…

Wes Anderson’s animated ‘Isle of Dogs’ is wondrous

“Isle of Dogs” is the ninth film by Wes Anderson, and his…

‘Tomb Raider’ wastes another opportunity for a great female action hero

The “Indiana Jones” series has inspired dozens of other movies, but few…

Complicated yet likable ‘Gringo’ runs out of steam

The knotty action-comedy “Gringo” is the latest from Blue-Tongue Films, a collective…

Behind the scenes with ‘Thoroughbreds’ Cory Finley, Anya Taylor-Joy

“Thoroughbreds” is a unique, prickly, genre-bending experience, deftly weaving from horror movie…

‘Red Sparrow’ more mopey than sexy

The chance to do an entire movie in a Russian accent must…