NEW YORK — A miracle story about St. Brigid proves pivotal to the emotionally complex Irish drama “Herself” (Amazon). It’s one of several details in director Phyllida … Read More


NEW YORK — As if to demonstrate that something even worse than a pandemic could befall humanity, along comes the apocalyptic action drama “Greenland” (STX). A steady … Read More

News of the World

NEW YORK  — The ethnic, sectional and economic tensions of the Reconstruction era are explored in the epic adventure “News of the World” (Universal). So, too, is … Read More


NEW YORK — You may never eat bacon again after watching “Gunda” (Neon), filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky’s compelling documentary about life on the farm for the eponymous sow … Read More

All My Life

NEW YORK — In 2015, engaged Canadian couple Jenn Carter and Solomon Chau gained notoriety when their friends and family sponsored a crowdfunding campaign that raised over … Read More

Half Brothers

NEW YORK  — The comedy “Half Brothers” (Focus) feels half-baked. Though director Luke Greenfield’s odd-couple road trip movie produces the occasional laugh, it’s effectively undercut by the … Read More

The Croods: A New Age

NEW YORK — The most entertaining Stone Age family since the Flintstones returns to the big screen in “The Croods: A New Age” (Universal), a delightful animated … Read More

Let Him Go

NEW YORK  — The drama “Let Him Go” (Focus), writer-director Thomas Bezucha’s adaptation of Larry Watson’s 2013 novel, showcases a successful, if sometimes tense, marriage. But it’s … Read More


NEW YORK  — British author Daphne du Maurier’s bestselling 1938 gothic novel “Rebecca” has been dramatized multiple times over the years, most memorably in the 1940 movie … Read More

The War With Grandpa

NEW YORK  — Humor goes AWOL during “The War With Grandpa” (101 Studios). While director Tom Hill’s flimsy comedy, adapted from Robert Kimmel Smith’s novel for children, … Read More