Drive In | ‘The Sopranos’ prequel is made for the TV fans

When “The Sopranos” is brought up these days, it’s usually for the nebulous way it ended: That now-famous cut-to-black in a crowded diner while Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” plays. Whether

Drive In | Dealing torture and guilt in ‘The Card Counter’

You would have to shuffle a lot of movie ideas to come up with one that pairs a card sharp with the horrors of Abu Ghraib. But writer-director Paul Schrader has

Drive In | Drag queen dreams in ‘Talking About Jamie’

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” a predictable and glossy “Billy Elliot”-like musical of British working-class aspiration that’s nevertheless a joy, is the kind of movie that might have once been made

Drive In | In ‘Worth,’ weighing the personal losses of 9/11

What is life worth? asks Washington lawyer Kenneth J. Feinberg (Michael Keaton) in the opening scenes of the based-on-a-true-story drama “Worth,” while writing the question on a blackboard for a

Drive In | ‘The Protege’ is a sleek and derivative diversion

Maggie Q should really be the star of “The Protege.” She’s in virtually every scene, whether covered in blood or couture. But top billing for this thriller goes to Michael

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

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