NEW YORK  — While not suitable for the youngest viewers, the spirited biblically based drama “Samson” (Pure Flix) can provide a fine introduction to the Hebrew he-man’s … Read More

The 15:17 to Paris

NEW YORK — The good news about the drama “The 15:17 to Paris” (Warner Bros.), as well as the real-life events on which it’s based, is that, … Read More

Peter Rabbit

NEW YORK — That rustling sound you hear is famed children’s author Beatrix Potter spinning in her grave, distressed at what has been done to her beloved … Read More

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

NEW YORK — The dramatic power and serious artistic intent that mark writer-director Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight) are too obvious to be … Read More

Darkest Hour

NEW YORK — The spotlight shines brightly on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” (Focus), a historical drama about political leadership and backroom intrigue during … Read More

I, Tonya

NEW YORK — At no point in “I, Tonya” (Neon) is it clear whether the filmmakers are sympathetic to the plight of disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya … Read More

Phantom Thread

NEW YORK  — All rustling silk, organza, lace and tulle in the first half and a bizarre portrayal of marriage in the second half, “Phantom Thread” (Focus) … Read More

Den of Thieves

NEW YORK  — The hyper-violent “Den of Thieves” (STX) is a morass of crass. It’s supposed to be a rollicking, quirky and farcical saga about a gang … Read More

12 Strong

NEW YORK  — True military adventures don’t come any more rousing than “12 Strong” (Warner Bros.), the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a … Read More

The Commuter

NEW YORK — If you think your trip back and forth to work is trying, consider the plight Liam Neeson finds himself in as “The Commuter” (Lionsgate). … Read More