Jeffrey M. Anderson

‘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…

‘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…