Saban’s Power Rangers

NEW YORK — A Saturday morning children’s show gets its third big-screen treatment with “Saban’s Power Rangers” (Lionsgate). Regrettably, unlike the two previous films in the franchise, … Read More

Kong: Skull Island

NEW YORK — With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread — … Read More

The Shack

NEW YORK — “The Shack” (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine’s screen version of William Paul Young’s best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil … Read More

Before I Fall

NEW YORK — Sound values underlie the conversion story “Before I Fall” (Open Road). But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that will … Read More

Justice League Dark

NEW YORK  — DC Comics’ new straight-to-video release “Justice League Dark” (Warner Home Video) should come with a label that reads, “Warning: Not a Real Justice League … Read More

Get Out

NEW YORK — Is the thriller “Get Out” (Universal) as good as all get out? Well, not exactly. Clever social commentary from writer-director Jordan Peele does add … Read More

Fist Fight

NEW YORK  — We have to inquire: What kinds of audience laughter are the makers of the misbegotten “Fist Fight” (Warner Bros.) going for? Broad guffaws at … Read More

A Cure for Wellness

NEW YORK (CNS) — The Swiss spa that serves as the primary setting for the creepy, but otherwise pointless horror exercise “A Cure for Wellness” (Fox) operates, … Read More


NEW YORK — Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ powerfully understated drama “Moonlight” (A24) makes a compelling statement. As … Read More

The Space Between Us

NEW YORK — Moral blemishes mar the science fiction-tinged romance “The Space Between Us” (STX), making it unsuitable for youngsters and teens. Dramatically, director Peter Chelsom and … Read More