Movies and TV

The singing is stunning in ‘Maria by Callas’

“Maria by Callas” (opening Friday at the Clay) isn’t a penetrating portrait…

Doc Stories premieres AIDS ward movie ‘5B’

Filmmaker Dan Krauss and a dozen members of his compassionate cast of…

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Another biopic bites the dust

Telling the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen, the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”…

‘Boy Erased’ a sympathetic look at a gay teen’s faith, sexuality

A gay teenager experiences the nightmare of conversion therapy in “Boy Erased,”…

Films opening, film festivals Nov. 1-2, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of…

Action-packed ‘Hunter Killer’ borders on parody

Think of every military action movie cliche you can. The maverick hero…

Films opening Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Border: A customs officer with the ability to smell human emotions encounters…

‘Wildlife’ compassionately portrays a family in crisis

Paul Dano extends the empathy and sensitivity he’s demonstrated as an actor…

Richard E. Grant among many Melissa McCarthy worshipers

Richard E. Grant is a great character actor with a long list…

Jamie Lee Curtis returns in best ‘Halloween’ film since the original

It's the season for tricks and treats and masks and blood and…

Films opening/film festivals Oct. 19, 2018

Beautiful Boy: Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamat star in the film about…

‘Beautiful Boy’ depicts toll of addiction with depth

Outstanding lead performances make up for the oppressiveness of the repetitive rehab-and-relapse…

Films opening Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Bad Times at the El Royale: A decrepit Lake Tahoe hotel plays…

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ falls flat

Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” is set at the…

‘First Man’ dramatically details 1960s moon missions

“First Man” revisits NASA’s space missions of the 1960s, with a focus…

Spreading the love on ‘The Hate U Give’

“The Hate U Give,” a forward-thinking drama of racial identity filled with…

‘Old Man & the Gun’ a joyful final role for Redford

Robert Redford, a star of the highest caliber for more than 50…

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga heat up ‘Star Is Born’

“A Star Is Born,” the fourth version of the showbiz melodrama, doesn’t…

Smart ‘Smallfoot’ champions kindness, curiosity

Trailers for the new computer-animated, kid-friendly “Smallfoot” were unpromising, and the yeti…

Violent ‘Sisters Brothers’ an appealing offbeat Western

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