The new young adult romance After is not quite dullsville, but it assiduously avoids real drama. Anytime the storyline sets up the potential for explosive conflict — a wedding cake begging to be toppled, a mother walking in on her daughter astride a half-naked young man — the characters turn away. What should be the […]
Other than Renee Zellweger’s all-in performance, the Judy Garland biopic is a poorly conceived downer of a film.
The documentary about the first dedicated hospital ward for AIDS patients is one of the most difficult and moving documentaries of 2019 so far.
John Crowley constructs a passable Reader’s Digest gloss on Donna Tartt’s great novel.
A talented cast is wasted thanks to dull writing and flat direction in this remake of the 2006 Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee.
The documentary about the famed singer-songwriter is a remarkable achievement.
Cate Blanchett may be one of the few actors who could hold together a movie that’s part farce, part intervention and part melodrama.
The fact-based story of a football star's wrongful imprisonment is basically a star-studded “Movie of the Week.”
Lynn Shelton's comedy takes a simple premise and a collection of variously desperate characters and keeps the laughs coming for 88 minutes.
This absurd thriller takes itself seriously, trying to be the best alligator-attack-in-a-flooded-crawlspace-during-a-hurricane movie ever.
The hyperpersonal gentrification narrative offers numerous poetic moments and arresting visuals.
Ron Howard's bio-doc about the famous tenor celebrates the man's life but fails to reach the insightful levels of RBG, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Ask Dr. Ruth.
The Asheville Movie Guys are fans of the new Elton John biopic.
The animated sequel shows flashes of brilliance but may not justify a third series film.
The YA romance makes its case gently and pleasantly but never quite grabs your heart and squeezes as tight as you might like.
The "Downton Abbey" braintrust reunites for this '20s-set New York City soap opera.
Diane Keaton keeps this senior comedy from veering off into inanity or sentimentality more than once.
The director of Son of Saul returns with a mesmerizing drama about the European aristocracy in the years before World War I.
Sex therapist Ruth Westheimer gets the bio-doc treatment in this informative, powerful film.
Based on actual events, the faith-based drama is a relatively straightforward movie with an A-minus-list cast.
Alison Klayman's documentary makes right-wing strategist Steve Bannon out to be a bumbling, occasionally volcanic doofus.