Movie Reviews

Judas and the Black Messiah

February 17, 2021

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 the film’s treatment […]

Minari

February 8, 2021

  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 loosely autobiographical labor […]

Our Friend

February 1, 2021

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 a personal story […]

The White Tiger

January 27, 2021

  NEW YORK — Seventy years have passed since cunning understudy Anne Baxter usurped glamorous star Bette Davis in “All About Eve.” Now, with “The White Tiger” (Netflix), comes a […]

The Dig

January 22, 2021

NEW YORK  — The discovery of an ancient burial ground in southeastern England in 1939 was one of the archaeological events of the century, rivaling in historical significance the opening […]

The Marksman

January 18, 2021

NEW YORK — Sound basic values and obvious good intentions underlie “The Marksman” (Open Road). But there’s a sketchy feel to director and co-writer Robert Lorenz’s action drama and it […]

Herself

January 13, 2021

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 Lloyd’s powerful profile […]

Greenland

January 8, 2021

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 focus on the […]

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