Movies and TV

‘Aquaman’: Moments of fun, but too long and explosive

The sixth in the DC Extended Universe movie franchise, “Aquaman” is fun,…

A Lebanese boy fends for himself in compassionate ‘Capernaum’

Part neorealism, part Dickens and part Hollywood heart-tugger, “Capernaum,” directed and co-written…

Armie Hammer steps into RBG’s husband’s shoes in ‘On the Basis of Sex’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has evolved into a role…

‘Moonlight’-maker Jenkins follows Oscar win with elegant ‘Beale Street’

Barry Jenkins, whose glorious “Moonlight” won three Academy Awards including best picture,…

Films opening Thursday-Friday, Dec. 13-14, 2018

Bathtubs Over Broadway: Late-night TV comedy writer Steve Young stumbles upon the…

‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ shines spotlight on industrial musicals

Though it may leave you with some ridiculous ditties resounding in your…

‘Into the Spider-Verse’ amazing, spectacular, astonishing

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an animated film -- not part of…

‘Vox Lux’ a portrait of a pop star, and world, in crisis

A consideration of pop music and terrorism by rising filmmaker Brady Corbet,…

Films opening Dec. 6-7, 2018

Anna and the Apocalypse: The zombie flick is a musical set in…

Holiday horror musical ‘Anna’ deceptively packs emotion

Melding genres that don’t ordinarily mix can sometimes provide great inspiration. There…

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ graced by master’s touch

Alfonso Cuarón honors his childhood nanny in “Roma,” his 1970s-set memory drama.…

Films opening, film festivals Nov. 29-30, 2018

FILMS OPENING Becoming Astrid: The movie by Pernille Fischer Christensen tells the…

Wicked, funny ‘Favourite’ overstays its welcome

Greek-born filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ cinematic worlds -- in “Dogtooth,” “The Lobster” and…

‘Shoplifters’ a touching look at a family of criminals

“Shoplifters,” new from Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, is a beautifully crafted, gently…

‘Eternity’s Gate’ a challenging portrait of Vincent Van Gogh

Movies about painters, from “Pollock” to “Frida” to “Girl with the Pearl…

Films opening Wednesday Nov. 21 and Friday Nov. 23, 2018

OPENING WEDNESDAY At Eternity’s Gate: Director Julian Schnabel looks at the final…

Films opening Thursday-Friday Nov. 15-16, 2018

FILMS OPENING Burning: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo and Steven Yeun appear in…

‘Widows’ a fun heist thriller with a touch of depth

“Hunger,” “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen brings his…

Lee Chang-dong’s enigmatic ‘Burning’ intrigues

The mysterious, entrancing “Burning,” the latest from South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong…

Odd couple friendship in ‘Green Book’ is real

“Green Book” director Peter Farrelly and star Mahershala Ali vouch for the…