Jeffrey M. Anderson

Jeannette Walls sanctions ‘Glass Castle’ the movie

When Jeannette Walls goes to readings, she’s introduced as the author of…

‘Inconvenient Sequel’ a personal, hopeful, urgent doc

Eleven years ago, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” was an attempt to…

‘Detroit’ a harrowing masterpiece about 1967 riots

“Detroit” is yet another masterpiece from that most singular of American directors,…

‘Valerian’: Dizzy, dazzling, dumb fun in space

Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” sports a…

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ superb, smart and relevant

For every new, dumb “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Transformers” sequel, studios…

Sexy fun with 14th century nuns in ‘Little Hours’

Any film based on a classic book published in the 14th century…

Sofia Coppola brings fresh, poetic perspective to ‘Beguiled’

Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” is a surprising remake, based on a 1971…

With ‘Bad Batch,’ Amirpour brings strangeness back to cinema

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour is almost singlehandedly bringing back something to art…

Brett Haley, Katharine Ross talk age, ‘The Hero’ and Sam Elliott

Director Brett Haley found one particular scene of “The Hero” with its…

‘The Mummy’: Too much action, not enough monster

“The Mummy” plays as if its creators spent too much time trying…

Amazon prime: ‘Wonder Woman’ an inspiring girl superhero triumph

The boys behind the DC movies finally allowed a girl director into…

Demetri Martin chats about his directorial debut ‘Dean’

Demetri Martin was inspired by the great standup comic Steven Wright, but…

Familiar monsters, thoughtful visuals in ‘Alien: Covenant’

With “Alien: Covenant,” director Ridley Scott returns to the “Alien” franchise for…

‘Snatched’ wastes Schumer and Hawn’s comedy talent

Though some very funny, women-led comedies -- including “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Spy,”…

Helen Mirren offers sneak peek of ‘Winchester’

Helen Mirren didn’t see any ghosts during her time at San Jose’s…

‘Guardians Vol. 2’ a spectacle of character and sensation

Like most of the 14 other movies in the Marvel series that…

‘Last Magnificent’ pays tribute to food artist Jeremiah Tower

According to the new documentary “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” chefs were…

Hathaway joins Vigalondo for strange and wonderful ‘Colossal’

Anne Hathaway may have her greatest-ever role in the “Colossal.” Yet Spanish-born…

James Gray goes to the jungle for 1970s-inspired ‘Lost City’

Acclaimed filmmaker James Gray admits to the possibility of being a “fuddy-duddy,”…

Outrageous, enthusiastic action in new ‘Fast and Furious

It’s possible some jokester could have called it “The F8 of the…