Movies and TV

‘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…

Stan Lee’s super hero legacy

LOS ANGELES _ When he got his start in the 1940s, Stan…

Films opening, film festivals Nov. 8-9, 2018

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Joel and Ethan Coen take on tales…

Rosamund Pike brings reporter Marie Colvin to life in ‘A Private War’

In “A Private War,” Rosamund Pike gives a committed, convincing performance as…

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”…