Jeffrey M. Anderson

‘Serenade’ find musical connections in Haiti

Seventeen years ago, San Francisco filmmaker Owsley Brown made his directing debut…

Niki Caro brings honesty, relevance to ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’

Niki Caro’s touching “The Zookeeper’s Wife” has the benefit of using real…

Daniel Clowes adapts personal ‘Wilson’ for the big screen

The new movie “Wilson” feels effortless, but it could have been an…

Danny Boyle finds reasons to go ‘Trainspotting’ again

English director Danny Boyle exploded onto the movie scene in 1996 with…

Longer, live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ delights

Disney’s new “Beauty and the Beast” is the latest in a series…

‘Skull Island’ takes fresh look at modern-day monsters

“Kong: Skull Island” could have been a by-the-numbers entry in the 84-year-old…

‘Logan’ is best X-Men movie yet

Raising the stakes on superhero movies by a significant margin, “Logan” could…

Tense, funny, thoughtful ‘Get Out’ the movie of the moment

Last year’s cunning and skillful “Green Room” didn’t receive awards season acknowledgment,…

‘A Cure for Wellness’ beautifully designed, freakishly disturbing

Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness” seems to have very little to…

Second ‘John Wick’ a brutal ballet

“John Wick: Chapter 2” lacks the happy surprise of the first “John…

‘Other Kids’ a truthful look at teens on screen

In his new movie “The Other Kids,” San Francisco-based director Chris Brown…

‘Space Between Us’ a sci-fi teen romance perfect for bad-movie night

It’s hard to concentrate on the goopy teen romance in “The Space…

‘Dog’s Purpose’ a sweet story with laughter and tears

The new family-friendly movie “A Dog’s Purpose” is a sweet, tail-wagging treat…

‘Founder’ paints tasty, greasy, portrait of American dream

“The Founder” is a movie about Ray Kroc, who was not the…

‘Live by Night’ an all too ordinary gangster movie

Last month, hints that Ben Affleck’s new “Live by Night” might be…

Adam Driver fills big screen in Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

Though Adam Driver is best known for his roles in “Star Wars:…

‘Fences’ actors enjoy smooth transition from stage to screen

“It was like getting the band back together,” says Stephen McKinley Henderson…

‘Why Him?’ has a few laughs thanks to Cranston, Franco

If the new Christmas season comedy “Why Him?” looks familiar, perhaps it…

‘La La Land’s’ Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz face the music and dance

Two years ago, director Damien Chazelle had a wonderful success with his…

‘Rogue One’ a minor entry in epic ‘Star Wars’ saga

The new one-off “Star Wars” movie “Rogue One” takes place after the…