Mortal Engines

NEW YORK  — The phrase “a city on the move” is usually just an expression. Not so in “Mortal Engines” (Universal), director Christian Rivers’ screen version of … Read More

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

NEW YORK  — Traditionalists be warned: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Columbia) has little to do with your father’s Peter Parker. Instead, this innovative but noisy and frenetic … Read More

Stan & Ollie

NEW YORK  — To reinforce the proposition that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were, and still are, sacred icons of film comedy, the pitch-perfect, affectionately nostalgic “Stan … Read More

The Possession of Hannah Grace

NEW YORK — If you take a job working the night shift at a morgue, the least you can expect is a little peace and quiet. According … Read More

Creed II

NEW YORK  — Moviegoers under 33 take note: You had yet to be born when “Rocky IV,” the 1985 film that hovers in the background of the … Read More

Ralph Breaks the Internet

NEW YORK  — The burly demolition specialist who lent his name to 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph” returns to the big screen in the sweet animated follow-up “Ralph Breaks … Read More

Robin Hood

NEW YORK — Someone behind “Robin Hood” (Summit) — presumably one or both of the screenwriters, Ben Chandler and David James Kelly — has mommy issues with … Read More

Beautiful Boy

NEW YORK  — What “Beautiful Boy” (Amazon) captures best about the raw pain of drug dependency is the sheer randomness of it. Addiction is not only not … Read More

Instant Family

NEW YORK — It’s rare that a movie can reasonably be expected to accomplish some good in the real world. But director and co-writer Sean Anders’ blend … Read More

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

NEW YORK — German author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has proven a remarkably rich bit of source material since its initial publication … Read More