‘The Bikeriders,’ the birth of a subculture on two wheels

Still images have been a source of wonder and mythology in the films of Jeff Nichols. “Mud,” Nichols’ Twain-soaked Mississippi fable, seemed derived from the

‘Tuesday,’ with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is strange, emotional and fiercely original

Death has taken many forms in cinema. It’s been portrayed by actors like Bengt Ekerot, Ian McKellen, John Cleese, and even Brad Pitt. In “Tuesday,” filmmaker

Dakota Johnson brings her winning authenticity to sweet friendship comedy ‘Am I OK?’

We start — why not? — with a veggie burger. Lucy (Dakota Johnson) and Jane (Sonoya Mizuno), besties in their 30s, have been so close for

This is her, now, in space: J.Lo heads to a new galaxy for AI love story in ‘Atlas’

Let’s all be clear, if we weren’t already, that when it comes to Jennifer Lopez, it’s about the love story. Always the love story. J.Lo the

The ‘Mad Max’ saga treads water with frustrating ‘Furiosa’

At the beginning of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” we are introduced to a kick-ass woman who rides a horse, then a motorbike, nails a few bad

Amy Winehouse story flattened in frustrating biopic ‘Back to Black’

“Back to Black “ as a movie is a tame and mediocre affair. A conventionally told biopic about a talented artist who became famous, struggled with drugs,

Planet of the Apes finds a new hero and will blow your mind

Fans of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise may still be mourning the 2017 death of Caesar, the first smart chimp and the charismatic ape leader.

In ‘The Idea of You,’ a boy band is center stage but Hathaway steals the show

In the warmly charming rom-com “The Idea of You,” Anne Hathaway plays a 40-year-old divorcee and Silver Lake art gallery owner who, after taking her teenage daughter

Joanna Arnow’s film announces an exciting new voice

In writer-director-star Joanna Arnow’s “The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed,” Ann (Arnow), a 30-something New Yorker, lies naked in bed with an older

In Alex Garland’s potent ‘Civil War,’ journalists are America’s last hope

The United States is crumbling in Alex Garland’s sharp new film “ Civil War, “ a bellowing and haunting big screen experience. The country has been

In ‘Girls State,’ Missouri teens start a mock government

What would an all-female government look like in the U.S.? Or even a majority female government? It’s something that remains a fantasy. But for the ambitious high

Alice Rohrwacher’s tombaroli tale is pure magic

When we talk about “movie magic,” the first thing that comes to mind is often something like the bikes achieving liftoff in “E.T.” But it applies no

Things get scary for Sydney Sweeney in a creepy Italian convent

  It’s not your imagination: Sydney Sweeney is everywhere. In the past four months, she’s been in a romantic comedy that turned into a sleeper hit, a superhero

A remake of ‘Road House’ with Gyllenhaal turns into a muscular, Florida romp

  Elwood P. Dalton is a classy sort of bouncer. While five tough guys circle him outside a bar looking to bash his skull in, he has

John Cena gets the laughs in middling comedy ‘Ricky Stanicky’

Your tolerance for the new Peter Farrelly comedy “ Ricky Stanicky “ may come down to whether or not you think the idea of accidentally miming

‘Love Lies Bleeding’ is peak Kristen Stewart

Muscles ripple, veins pop and electronic music throbs in “Love Lies Bleeding,” a heaving, hyper-sexy neo-noir drenched in sweat, blood and bug guts. If that last

Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome ‘Problemista’

The hero of “Problemista” sees the world differently. He’s an aspiring toy designer named Alejandro who thinks today’s toys are too fun. He proposes a toy

Dakota is fun enough, but ‘Madame Web’ is repetitive and messy

There is a lot of pretty niche comic book mythology swirling around “Madame Web,” the inspiration for the newest of Sony’s “Spider-Man” spinoffs. This

Wim Wenders’ ‘Perfect Days’ is sublime

Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days” is set among the crowded skyscrapers of Tokyo and the quiet urban parks that Hirayama (Kôji Yakusho) traverses daily in his job

In ‘How to Have Sex,’ the party suddenly stops being fun

For women of a certain age who grew up being told that if they wore the wrong thing, drank a little too much, or gave the wrong

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