Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Robert Horton’s long tenure as The Daily Herald’s movie critic has ended.
“Greed,” about a corporate con man throwing himself a birthday party, fails to destroy its scared-cow targets.
This outing falls just short of the studio’s best work but it still casts a spell.
Kristin Stewart works hard in the title role, but is undercut by the film’s over-focus on FBI agents gathering dirt.
Another smart move: Casting a real actress (Elisabeth Moss) instead of a starlet in the role of a woman terrorized by her angry ex.
This adaptation of the Jane Austen novel shines with a fine British cast and a slightly stylized look.
This French film begins as a 18th-century period piece, then becomes something else entirely.
This CGI-heavy adaptation of the Jack London classic is superficial stuff, though Harrison Ford helps it pick up a bit toward the end.
This completely unnecessary remake of an excellent Swedish film never finds the right tone.
It’s an ingenious strategy for telling a story about the toxic effect of one Weinstein-like person.
Will the Academy come into the 21st century and honor “Parasite” (no)? Is Brad Pitt really a lock for Best Supporting Actor (yes).
Margot Robbie returns as the Lucille Ball of mayhem in this ultra-violent comic-book flick.
This film about a Macedonian beekeeper is a parable of sustainability versus greed.
This Senegalese movie, which mixes genres and moods, is one of the year’s very best.
Blake Lively makes for a lively, if de-glammed, heroine, but this action thriller never clicks.
Rampant real-world gun violence makes the Brit director’s smirky crime-comedy formula seem desperate and tired.
A roster of ace actors, including the late Peter Fonda, do strong work in this Vietnam-themed drama.
“The Cave” focuses on an underground hospital tending to the victims of the country’s civil war.
After 17 years, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return, but ‘Bad Boys for Life’ lacks the previous films crazed energy.
He dons steampunk garb and talks to the animals in a very strange sorta-British accent.