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Movie Review

Movie Review: Terrific ‘Anomalisa’ Is The Middle-Aged Man’s ‘Inside Out’

Is it right to call a movie’s visual details sumptuous when they reflect the blase designs of bona fide daily life? ‘Anomalisa’ creates an amazing work with crossover appeal as adult drama, melancholy comedy and unexpected stop-motion animation.

January 8, 2016

Column: ‘Home Alone’ A Holiday Classic? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Home Alone has made enough hundreds of millions of dollars by now and solidified enough of a multigenerational fan base to survive the following review: to hell with it.

November 24, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette’ Is An Unglamorous Look At Important Fight For Rights

The story of women fighting for the right to vote is all too recent, and for some, all too forgotten.

October 29, 2015

‘Truth’ Is Plodding Retelling Of Downfall Of CBS News’ Dan Rather

‘Truth’ is a movie curiously in conflict with itself. There is a constant shift between granular detail and big-picture sweep that the film never fully resolves.

October 17, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Grandma’ Is Terrific Showcase For Tomlin

‘Grandma’ hands Lily Tomlin the first leading role she has played since the ’80s, reveling in every drop of the sharp-tongued sarcasm this consummate comedic actor conveys like no one else.

September 11, 2015

Revelatory ‘Listen to Me Marlon’ Makes Excellent Use Of Previously Unheard Tapes Of Actor Speaking Candidly

Autobiographical in nature, unconventional in structure, this is the story of Marlon Brando not as the world saw him but as he saw himself.

July 31, 2015