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

Indivisible

NEW YORK — “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” So Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is supposed … Read More

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

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