The Spy Who Dumped Me

NEW YORK — Given its blend of genres, director and co-writer Susanna Fogel’s fish-out-of-water action comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (Lionsgate) is surprisingly violent. Add some … Read More

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

NEW YORK — Though a mixed bag of good values and a bit of dodgy humor renders it acceptable but not ideal for kids, sharp satire makes … Read More

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

NEW YORK — The exuberant kitsch that was the trademark of the Swedish band Abba lives on in the musical romance “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” … Read More

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

NEW YORK — Tom Cruise’s by-now iconic American agent Ethan Hunt is at the top of his game in the engrossing espionage sequel “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” … Read More

Unfriended: Dark Web

NEW YORK — Computer hackers are sometimes just like the slashers of 1980s horror films, “Unfriended: Dark Web” (BH Tilt) shows us. This sequel to the 2015 … Read More

The Equalizer 2

NEW YORK — Reprising his role as dispenser of do-it-yourself justice Robert McCall, Denzel Washington once again imagines that vengeance is his in “The Equalizer 2” (Columbia). … Read More


NEW YORK — Way back in 1958, James Stewart’s character struggled with vertigo in the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. But he had it easy … Read More

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

NEW YORK — Like the excursion around which it’s built, the animated kids’ comedy “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (Sony) makes for a pleasant diversion. If it’s … Read More

Deadpool 2

NEW YORK — A second helping of excessively violent action with a side of foul-mouthed sarcasm is on offer in “Deadpool 2” (Fox), director David Leitch’s follow-up … Read More

Book Club

NEW YORK  — “Can we please stop saying sex?” a character asks in the ensemble romantic comedy “Book Club” (Paramount). The answer, in a word, is no. … Read More