Halloween

NEW YORK — One of modern Hollywood’s most enduring horror franchises turns 40 this year. To mark the occasion, director and co-writer David Gordon Green presents us … Read More

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

NEW YORK  — “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (GVN) is a powerful dramatization of the Philadelphia police investigation and state prosecution that finally ended … Read More

Bad Times at the El Royale

NEW YORK  — Religion in general and Catholicism in particular are central to writer-director Drew Goddard’s intense, challenging drama “Bad Times at the El Royale” (Fox). While … Read More

A Star Is Born

NEW YORK  — The third remake of that sturdy warhorse “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.) pays occasional homage to its forebears, particularly the 1954 version starring … Read More

First Man

NEW YORK — By turns the intimate portrait of its elusive subject’s inner life and a lavish look back at the sometimes tragic, ultimately triumphant race to … Read More

Smallfoot

NEW YORK  — Turning the legend of Bigfoot on its head with plenty of laughs along the way comes the animated musical comedy “Smallfoot” (Warner Bros.). While … Read More

A Simple Favor

NEW YORK — “A Simple Favor” (Lionsgate), director Paul Feig’s glossy screen version of Darcey Bell’s 2017 novel, is undeniably ingenious. Yet the dark doings, both past … Read More

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

NEW YORK — For all its spells and incantations, the witchcraft-themed fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” (Universal) lacks magic. Though some of the … Read More

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

NEW YORK — In 2014, Angelina Jolie helmed the often harrowing but ultimately uplifting fact-based drama “Unbroken.” The film was based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling 2010 biography … Read More

White Boy Rick

NEW YORK (CNS) — Set in early 1980s Detroit, “White Boy Rick” (Columbia), a gritty fact-based slice of working-class life, is intended as a critique of hypocritical … Read More