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“Ex Libris: New York Public Library” by Frederick Wiseman shows us how today’s library system works.
The new film is drawn from another period in the royal life, years after the events of “Mrs. Brown.”
The movie star does a little re-branding of his most identifiable role in this based-on-fact film.
Though it’s a little behind the times, Simon Verhoeven’s film about social media is effectively done.
Writer-director Mike White’s script has plenty of Brad’s voiceover, so this movie feels like a novel.
It’s a superficial but energetic sequel to the 2014 film about a clandestine British secret service.
What is “mother!”? The coy publicity for this non-capitalized movie hasn’t revealed much. Well, it’s a horror movie for sure, although not much like the… Continue reading
‘Rebel in the Rye” is not as terrible as its title, so we can say that for it. Given that its subject had a razor-sharp… Continue reading
The bubble gum of summer has lost its flavor, which means the fall movie season is brightly packaged, ready to be consumed. This allegedly means… Continue reading
‘Crown Heights” won the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. That’s a pretty good call by the audience, given… Continue reading
“You Light Up My Life” was the 1977 victor — and the category… Continue reading
Safe houses, surveillance toys, a mole in the system who must be identified. “Unlocked” runs through the usual spy-movie checklist. That’s not a terrible thing.… Continue reading
Future teen heartthrobs seeking to change their images would do well to consider the example of Robert Pattinson. Cast in the first “Twilight” movie in… Continue reading
“The Graduate” is 50 years old and deservedly a classic movie. Periodically somebody comes along and decides they really, really want to make a “Graduate”… Continue reading
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has perhaps the best running gag about seat-belt use in recent memory. This may sound like a small achievement, but it does… Continue reading
The Logan brothers list off their family’s dismal relationship to luck, ticking through some of the calamities that have befallen the clan. One piece of… Continue reading
I’m not sure when the phrase “the dialogue sounds written” became a put-down when we talk about movies. It’s good that people are hip to… Continue reading
When you’re a kid and your father stares into a campfire, pointing out the place where flames vanish into air, and he talks about existing… Continue reading
I enjoy a Stephen King book as much as the next reader, but I’ve never delved into his “Dark Tower” fantasy series. Eight novels that… Continue reading
The new Halle Berry vehicle “Kidnap” is trashy exploitation, an overcooked potboiler with many logical problems. I hereby confess I kind of enjoyed it. Berry… Continue reading