Movies

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

The films are about resiliency, hope, and overcoming loneliness.

 

Secrets, struggles and cameos in ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’

OK San Francisco, I’ve waited — impatiently, expectantly — two months since…

 

Bujalski takes on Hollywood actors for ‘Results’

Once dubbed "the godfather of mumblecore," Andrew Bujalski, in his fifth movie…

 

Good vibrations in ‘Love & Mercy’

Brian Wilson, Beach Boy wonder, is the latest rock giant to get…

Blockbuster season promises big movie entertainment

Summer is here! Along with sequels and superheroes come funny stuff, spooky…

Director Bill Pohlad goes inside Brian Wilson's head in ‘Love & Mercy'

Bill Pohlad's "Love & Mercy" tells the story of a most complex…

‘Aloha’ a hokey Hawaiian holiday

The charm can’t compensate for the shallowness in the romantic comedy “Aloha,”…

Bleak ‘Aloft’ too oblique to register

Set in a frozen, perhaps dystopian North where the people are as…

The Rock makes the most of rubble in 'San Andreas'

"San Andreas" proves that even though the pictures in disaster films have…

‘About Elly’ a tense, tragic, human thriller

Secrets and lies of the Iranian kind make for rich, immersing viewing…

'Tomorrowland' is no wild ride

If anything, Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland” proves that evoking a sense of wonder…

‘I'll See You in My Dreams’ explores love and loss from a widow’s view

Filmmaker Brett Haley may be roughly half the age of Carol Petersen,…

‘Fury Road' delivers ‘Mad Max’ action and more

It's startling to think that "Mad Max: Fury Road," the fourth movie…

‘I Am Big Bird’ goes under the feathers

Mushy at times but likable all over, “I Am Big Bird: The…

‘Saint Laurent’ exposes designer’s dark side

Before preparing to play late designer Yves Saint Laurent, French model-actor Gaspard…

‘Tangerines’ a simple, evocative antiwar drama

Hating each other murderously, two soldiers on opposite sides in a civil…

Shira Piven, Kristen Wiig take on real life in 'Welcome to Me'

Though "Welcome to Me" is Shira Piven’s second feature film, she brings…

New ‘Avengers’ falters slightly but still worth a look

Joss Whedon's highly anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" boasts perhaps the biggest…

Thomas Hardy novel looks good on film again

Prettiness eclipses passion in "Far From the Madding Crowd," a new version…

Jenni Olson's 'Royal Road' a powerful, personal film

A deeply personal, remarkably intelligent and profoundly moving experience, Jenni Olson's “The…