Jeffrey M. Anderson

‘Marshall’: Important topic, great entertainment

Reginald Hudlin’s “Marshall” is, simply, an important film as well as an…

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is very good, if not quite great

Watching a sequel to “Blade Runner,” at least for a certain generation…

Stephen Frears takes on royalty again in ‘Victoria & Abdul’

A decade after his success with “The Queen,” twice Oscar-nominated Stephen Frears…

Husband-wife filmmakers take on Riggs-King tennis battle

It might have been easy to make a typical good-girl-vs.-bad-guy movie version…

For dumb and confusing action, try ‘American Assassin’

Adding the word “American” to a movie title -- though it frequently…

Big-screen ‘It’ gets power from misfit heroes

Based on Stephen King’s much-loved 1986 novel, the new movie “It” is…

Lakeith Stanfield’s star turn elevates ‘Crown Heights’

If anyone is on the verge of becoming a breakout star, it’s…

‘Patti Cake$’ star is not what she seems

The hit of the Sundance Film Festival, and a feature at the…

Robert Pattinson gets close to New Yorkers in ‘Good Time’

For their new movie, director brothers Ben and Joshua Safdie wanted to…

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…