Godzilla vs. Kong

NEW YORK — The goal of a film bearing the title “Godzilla vs. Kong” (Warner Bros.) would seem to be simple enough. Set the iconic beasts raging … Read More

Nobody

NEW YORK  — Clever but morally misguided, “Nobody” (Universal) is a bloody action flick that’s suitable for no one. When thieves break into his suburban home, mild-mannered … Read More

A Week Away

NEW YORK  — A musical romance with an evangelical Christian twist, “A Week Away” (Netflix) could be described as “High School Musical” meets summer camp. Written by … Read More

The Father

NEW YORK — “The Father” (Sony Classics) has nothing new to say about the challenges of dementia. Yet, in adapting his play with co-screenwriter Christopher Hampton, director … Read More

The Father

NEW YORK — “The Father” (Sony Classics) has nothing new to say about the challenges of dementia. Yet, in adapting his play with co-screenwriter Christopher Hampton, director … Read More

Coming 2 America

NEW YORK — It has been more than three decades since Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), heir to the throne of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, set … Read More

The Mauritanian

NEW YORK  — The fact-based film “The Mauritanian” (STX) doesn’t adhere to the conventions of a legal drama or a police procedural. Instead, it focuses on the … Read More

Judas and the Black Messiah

NEW YORK — As a personality-rich study of conflicted loyalties, the fact-based drama “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.) is a compelling piece of moviemaking. But … Read More

Minari

  NEW YORK — Set in the 1980s, “Minari” (A24), a gentle mix of drama and comedy, explores the immigrant experience from a Korean American perspective. A … Read More

Our Friend

NEW YORK — In 2015, Esquire magazine published Matthew Teague’s article “The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word.” In it, the globetrotting journalist focused on … Read More