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  • Mages of grief
    le 06/03/2020 à 12:57

    by Peter Canavese"Onward" embraces the paradox of recapturing what's been lost even as it insists on moving ahead.

  • #SheToo
    le 28/02/2020 à 12:32

    by Peter CanaveseKitty Green's drama "The Assistant" features a put-upon female protagonist working in the outer office of a movie mogul we never see or hear but whose out-sized presence overshadows everything.

  • A chilly marriage
    le 14/02/2020 à 12:34

    by Peter CanaveseRight on time for Valentine's Day comes a comedy of marital manners, one that perversely -- on a weekend made for date night -- questions the limits of love, marriage and family. The name of the game is "Downhill."

  • Down to clown
    le 07/02/2020 à 12:49

    by Peter Canavese"Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" may be about as shallow as a puddle, but that's still enough to make a splash.

  • Coming up shorts
    le 31/01/2020 à 12:29

    by Peter CanaveseThere's been a lot of buzz over this year's "Best Animated Short," which includes the nominated "Hair Love," a sweet and sunny film written, directed and produced by former NFL-player-turned-filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry.

  • Whatcha gonna do?
    le 17/01/2020 à 12:54

    by Peter CanaveseThe re-teaming of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith hasn't lost its luster in the 17 years since they last played lovingly bickering bros Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) in "Bad Boys II."

  • A 'meh' war
    le 09/01/2020 à 11:46

    by Peter CanaveseWorld War I was coined the "Great War," the war to end all wars. But is the war movie "1917," which won "Best Drama" and "Best Director" at the Golden Globe Awards, a great film? The film to end all films? Almost certainly not.

  • A merry 'Little' Christmas
    le 26/12/2019 à 9:29

    by Peter CanaveseAside from her own comic and dramatic sensibilities and a stellar cast, writer-director Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" adopts a bold narrative approach to retelling Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters coming of age.

  • 'Rise' and ... eh
    le 19/12/2019 à 11:58

    by Peter Canavese"The Rise of Skywalker" nearly gets by on its visual dazzle and big action set pieces, but even at its best, this franchise-capper struggles to raise a pulse.

  • It's all in the game
    le 12/12/2019 à 11:31

    by Peter CanaveseIn the newly released "Jumanji: The Next Level," Spencer gets pulled back into Jumanji. And this time around, the characters' ages morph between their teen years and their 70s.

  • Time and tide
    le 05/12/2019 à 11:40

    by Peter Canavese"Waves" looks at the internal struggles of an upper-middle-class family from Florida.

  • Family mystery
    le 27/11/2019 à 6:13

    by Peter CanavesePositioned as the big new release of Thanksgiving week, "Knives Out" includes a politically contentious dinner argument among family members, but the cheeky mystery has something else that these people have kept in the family: murder.

  • The ice queen returneth
    le 22/11/2019 à 12:50

    by Peter CanaveseAnna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land in "Frozen II."

  • The con is on
    le 15/11/2019 à 12:58

    by Peter Canavese

  • King-size 'Sleep'
    le 08/11/2019 à 12:05

    by Peter CanaveseBased on Stephen King's 2013 novel, "Doctor Sleep" is a story of reckoning with the long-ago trauma depicted in his 1977 novel "The Shining."

  • High and low
    le 31/10/2019 à 9:29

    by Peter CanaveseParasite" is a dark comedy with twists and turns that follows the Kims, a family living hand to mouth in a South Korean slum who catches a break when their son lands a job tutoring a rich girl.

  • Power play
    le 24/10/2019 à 11:57

    by Peter Canavese"The Current War: Director's Cut" turns the complicated story of American electricity into a digestible drama, its commentary reminds us of the slipperiness of history in assigning credit for monumental innovation.

  • Return of the cheekbones
    le 17/10/2019 à 11:46

    by Peter Canavese"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" feels spineless with its tortured semi-tragic antihero turned into a slightly misanthropic soccer mom who likes wearing black.

  • Make 'em laugh
    le 03/10/2019 à 10:14

    by Peter CanaveseDirector Todd Phillips takes Batman's most famous villain for a joy(less)ride in the psychodrama "Joker."

  • The man with the horn
    le 27/09/2019 à 12:20

    by Peter Canavese"Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" looks at Miles Davis'enduring influence as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader.

  • She's a brick house
    le 19/09/2019 à 11:29

    by Peter CanaveseFour years after its television finale, "Downton Abbey" returns to the big screen for a reunion movie that will likely delight fans.

  • A brilliant career
    le 12/09/2019 à 10:47

    by Peter CanaveseThe new documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" affords Ronstadt the opportunity to tell much of her own story, including how she found her "voice" as an individual, an artist and a social-justice advocate.

  • When the whistle blows
    le 05/09/2019 à 11:12

    by Peter CanaveseBased on a true story, "Official Secrets" looks at what happens when a whistleblower leaks state secrets in the lead up to the Iraq War.

  • Homicidal hide-and-seek
    le 30/08/2019 à 12:14

    by Peter CanaveseThe horror comedy "Ready or Not" revels in the deaths of America's wealthiest 1 percent. <br />

  • Runaway movie
    le 23/08/2019 à 12:00

    by Peter Canavese"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" is hardly perfect, Kate Blanchett's humanization of Bernadette keeps the film relatable and us rooting for her to get back on track and figure it all out, for her to solve the mystery of sustained happiness

  • Race to the top
    le 15/08/2019 à 11:32

    by Peter Canavese"Luce" tackles race in America when a married couple is forced to reckon with the idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea.

  • Standing the heat
    le 08/08/2019 à 11:30

    by Peter CanaveseWhen three Irish mob lieutenants from Hell's Kitchen get sent up the river, their respective wives have little choice but to take over their rackets.

  • Family lies
    le 01/08/2019 à 10:54

    by Peter CanaveseA family discovers its grandmother has only a short while left to live and decides to keep her in the dark in "The Farewell."

  • California dreamin'
    le 25/07/2019 à 10:41

    by Peter CanaveseFor the comedy-drama "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," Quentin Tarantino quantum-leaps back to 1969 to tell the tale of fading star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

  • 'Stuber' is as 'Stuber' does
    le 17/07/2019 à 11:15

    by Peter CanaveseA mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop on the trail of a killer in the new action-comedy "Stuber."

  • The 'Maiden' voyage
    le 11/07/2019 à 11:17

    by Peter CanaveseAlex Holmes' documentary "Maiden" provides a fresh account of the first-ever all-female yacht crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

  • Oh what a tangled web...
    le 03/07/2019 à 11:34

    by Peter CanaveseWith tongue knowingly in cheek, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" plops us firmly into teen-movie territory, even more so than Tom Holland's first solo Spidey movie, "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

  • Not so fab
    le 27/06/2019 à 11:12

    by PeterThe Beatles-themed romantic comedy "Yesterday" proceeds from a cutesy what-if premise: Following a 12-second global blackout, no one remembers the Beatles, except Jack Malik, a singer-songwriter languishing in obscurity.

  • 'Toy'-ing with your feelings
    le 20/06/2019 à 10:23

    by Peter CanaveseHigh-tension action-adventure has always been a key ingredient in the "Toy Story" films, but "Toy Story 4" may well be the most consistently anxiety-inducing of them all.

  • Meh in 'Black'
    le 13/06/2019 à 11:25

    by Peter CanaveseWith Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones retired, the latest attempt to resuscitate the "Men in Black" franchise just seems wearying and tiresome.

  • 'Monster' producer
    le 06/06/2019 à 11:18

    by Peter CanaveseWorking with a 393-foot-tall reptilian monster named Godzilla is serious business, as in hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars serious.

  • The thrilla that's 'Godzilla'
    le 06/06/2019 à 11:17

    by Peter CanaveseThe new American film "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" honors a tradition that has won over millions of Japanese "kaiju" (giant monster movie) fans for the past 60 years.

  • Genre distinction
    le 30/05/2019 à 8:37

    by Peter CanaveseAn editor and an author find themselves in over their heads as they cope with a middle-age crisis, in the amusing new comedy "Non-Fiction."

  • A whole old world
    le 23/05/2019 à 10:57

    by Peter CanaveseDirector Guy Ritchie ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Sherlock Holmes") tackles his first musical in Walt Disney Pictures' remake of the animated classic "Aladdin," and it shows.

  • Shakespeare: Endgame
    le 17/05/2019 à 12:11

    by Peter CanaveseShakespeare nerds -- and here I include myself -- will drink deeply from "All is True," a new work of historical fiction about the great playwright's "retirement" years.

  • Campaign-romance reform
    le 02/05/2019 à 11:38

    by Peter CanaveseThe funniest bit in "Long Shot" comes in its first five minutes. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), a Jewish journalist working undercover as a neo-Nazi pledge, attempts to ingratiate himself with the group. Surrounded by Nazi-saluting wack jobs, Flarsky finds himself obliged, repeatedly, […]

  • Some assembly required
    le 25/04/2019 à 11:27

    by Peter CanaveseCount on gasps, applause, laughs and tears if you sit down to "Avengers: Endgame," the 22nd film in the unprecedented cinematic bonanza called the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie amounts to the biggest series finale ever.

  • 'Teen Spirit' smells familiar but has its charms
    le 18/04/2019 à 6:29

    by Peter Canavese"Teen Spirit" serves mostly as a vehicle for star Elle Fanning, who provides her own vocals in her role as a pop star rising from obscurity.

  • Civil rights and wrongs
    le 11/04/2019 à 10:16

    by Peter CanaveseSeven-time Oscar nominee Mike Leigh ("Topsy-Turvy") makes no concession to the passive viewer with his new historical film "Peterloo."

  • 'Shazam!' is a blast of superheroic fun
    le 04/04/2019 à 11:37

    by Peter Canavese"Shazam!" brings the first superhero ever to appear in live action to the big screen 78 years later, and the break was worth the wait. The film is a family-friendly, comical comic-book adventure!

  • 'Dumbo' takes flight under Tim Burton
    le 28/03/2019 à 11:47

    by Peter Canavese"Dumbo" is a strange beast, indeed. I don't mean the character of an elephant born with ears so big he can flap them and take flight. And I don't mean the 1941 Disney animated feature starring that elephant. No, I mean Disney's new live-action, CGI-heavy reimagining of "Dumbo," […]

  • Just the two of 'Us'
    le 21/03/2019 à 8:35

    by Peter CanaveseWhat will surely be the single-most commonly cited moment of "Us" is when a dumbfounded American dad asks psychopathic home invaders, "What are you people?" and they answer: "We're Americans." It's a punchline and a promise of scary, but satirical, social commentary in Jordan […]

  • Bride's side
    le 14/03/2019 à 7:14

    by Peter CanaveseThe new so-called thriller "The Wedding Guest" plods along with a minimum of character development and chemistry between its leads.

  • High-flying heroine
    le 07/03/2019 à 5:30

    by Peter CanaveseThe 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same. "Captain Marvel" introduces Marvel Studios' first headlining female hero, but her origin story doesn't diverge far from Marvel's successful "house style" of sci-fi […]

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