The Upside

NEW YORK — Take the “white savior” formula of 2009’s “The Blind Side,” in which a Caucasian of considerable means changes the life of an impoverished African-American, … Read More

Holmes & Watson

NEW YORK  — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective and his doctor sidekick are given a comedic makeover in “Holmes & Watson” (Columbia). A successful result, however, … Read More


NEW YORK  — Does “Bumblebee” (Paramount) deserve a lot of buzz? While it shares the slightly preposterous premise of all the “Transformers” movies — being concerned, as … Read More

Mary Poppins Returns

NEW YORK — It has taken more than half a century, but at long last “Mary Poppins Returns” (Disney). The result is a delightful sequel to the … Read More


NEW YORK — Though he may lack a pineapple in which to dwell, “Aquaman” (Warner Bros.), as his name suggests, spends much of his time under the … Read More

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