FILM REVIEW | In ‘The Suicide Squad,’ an anti-Captain America romp

One little article separates James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” from David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.” But, oh, what a difference a word makes. Just five years after the trainwreck that prompted Warner

Drive in | Kevin Hart shows range in tearjerker ‘Fatherhood’

Kevin Hart can make us laugh and cry, it seems, even if the vehicle was practically engineered to bring on the waterworks. In “Fatherhood,” on Netflix on Friday, he plays

Drive In | A Black teen on trial in Netflix drama ‘Monster’

Monster, a courtroom drama starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Ehle that’s premiering Friday on Netflix isn’t actually new at all. Yes, it’s adapted from an acclaimed

Drive In | Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in ‘Here Today’

A sleepy and aimless stab at something earnestly “feel-good,” “Here Today” is a wasted pairing of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish that juggles dementia, grief and family squabbles about as

Drive In | Seyfried lends grounding presence to campy thriller

Hollywood thrillers in which sophisticated, attractive city folk move to creaky old country homes and experience scary things are a dime a dozen. Less common is when those Hollywood thrillers

DRIVE IN | Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and ‘Monday’

Monday. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe. What’s great about Friday

Drive In | Michelle Pfeiffer has a feast with ‘French Exit’

Is there any living actor better at the disdainful eye roll than Michelle Pfeiffer? Her latest turn in “French Exit “ should end all debate on the matter. The film

Drive In | In ‘The Courier,’ Cumberbatch is an everyman spy

The new Cold War film “The Courier “ about a Soviet whistleblower and the British businessman who helped transport information to Western intelligence agencies is both based on real events

Drive In | A moody and unsettling lo-fi dream in ‘Come True’

The murky and illogical territory of dreams and nightmares has always provided fertile ground for filmmakers. Not only can your imagination run wild on screen, but there’s even less of

Drive In | In ‘Truffle Hunters,’ an enchanting but beset world

You’ve got to love a movie that credits its dogs before it does its executive producers. “The Truffle Hunters,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s exquisitely charming documentary about old Italian men

Drive In | A different kind of American odyssey in ‘Nomadland’

The great recession didn’t just eliminate jobs, it also erased an entire town. Six months after U.S. Gypsum closed its doors in Empire, Nevada, a company town since 1948, its

Drive In | ‘Little Fish’ is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

The year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front!” someone shouts. Talk about timing.

Drive In | A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

The assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport in February of 2017, I'm embarrassed to say, was a blip on

Drive In | Reorienting the crime drama in ‘I’m Your Woman’

When it’s at its best, “I’m Your Woman” feels like you’ve slipped through a trap door, revealing a hidden pathway in an old genre apparatus. Everything looks familiar — this

Drive In | ‘Ma Rainey’ is Boseman’s final, perhaps finest gift

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope -- balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humor

Drive in | Winslet finds passion among the rocks in ‘Ammonite’

The new film “Ammonite” unearths the stories of two women buried by history: paleontologist Mary Anning, who in the 19th century made significant prehistoric fossil discoveries along the coast in

Drive In | Lance Henriksen gives performance of his career in ‘Falling’

Viggo Mortensen may have three Oscar nominations to his name, but I get the feeling most folks still don’t take the guy seriously enough. Maybe they don’t realize that, in addition

Drive In | Borat is back, and this time he fits right in

Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on "Da Ali G Show," Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent. The accent is the same. The gray suit is

Drive In | Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital

Drive In | A Filipina singer with heart in ‘Yellow Rose’

I’m illegal,” says Rosario “Rose” Garcia (Eva Noblezada), a Filipina living undocumented in Texas, in Diane Paragas’ “Yellow Rose.” The way she says it is meant, as it is, to

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