John C. Reilly

Joaquin Phoenix, left and John C. Reilly are excellent as the title characters in “The Sisters Brothers.” (Courtesy Magali Bragard/ Annapurna Pictures)

Violent ‘Sisters Brothers’ an appealing offbeat Western

“The Sisters Brothers” combines a violent Western and an offbeat road (trail?)…

 

From left, Kate Micucci, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza play the wild nuns in “The Little Hours.” (Courtesy photo)

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

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

 

The intricately rendered title character is mostly sympathetic in “Kong: Skull Island.” (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

‘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…

 

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are sympathetic in Yorgos Lanthimos’ weird and wonderful “The Lobster.” (Courtesy A24)

‘Lobster’ a truly loopy look at love

In “The Lobster,” it’s a couple’s world, to the point where those…

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are sympathetic in Yorgos Lanthimos’ weird and wonderful “The Lobster.” (Courtesy A24)
Courtesy photoSecond impressions: Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster are excellent in “Carnage

'Carnage' a feisty comedy of horror

Maestro of menace Roman Polanski and four fine actors can’t reap sizzling…

Courtesy photoSecond impressions: Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster are excellent in “Carnage

‘Terri’ a slice of youth

The basic ingredients are familiar in “Terri,” director Azazel Jacobs’ take on…

Reilly the only guy for ‘Cyrus’

Taking risks has never intimidated Mark and Jay Duplass. Since debuting at…