In ‘Ibiza’ a summer comedy, streaming at home

So long a staple of the moviegoing experience, the summer comedy has fallen on hard times. There are hardly any on this season’s release schedule, and one

The tormented souls of Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in “First

‘The Seagull’ a lively but uneven Chekhov adaptation

Productions of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play’s elusive balancing act.

In ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Marvel goes nuclear

After 10 years of lean, threadbare, Lilliputian tales, Marvel Studios has, thank heavens, finally decided to go big. The scale of “Avengers: Infinity War,” of course,

McAdams, Weisz give searing turns in ‘Disobedience’

Disobedience is a slow-burn drama that reveals its true self patiently to the audience. From director Sebastián Lelio (“A Fantastic Woman”) and based on

Road trips and redemption in Netflix’s ‘Kodachrome’

The characters in the new film “Kodachrome ,” a good-natured if by-the-numbers road trip and relationship drama with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen and Ed Harris, are enchanted by the

Plenty to love in film about Borg versus McEnroe

Let’s begin this review of “Borg Vs. McEnroe” with a huge spoiler alert. The final score of the 1980 Wimbledon men’s final between Bjorn Borg and John

‘Chappaquiddick’ examines the ripples of a scandal

Ambiguous and damning at once, John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick” plunges us back into the summer of 1969: the season of Woodstock, the moon landing, the Manson murders and

Slick neo-noir ‘Gemini’ stays surface level

Writer-director Aaron Katz’s “Gemini “ is a very stylishly executed and well-cast attempt at a Lynchian neo-noir that doesn’t really work. Glum and meandering, the Los Angeles-set

Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ is pulp seen through an iPhone

Steven Soderbergh, who briefly retired from Hollywood after lamenting its timid small-mindedness, has shot his second post-hiatus film entirely on an iPhone. “Unsane,” a pulpy psychological

‘Love, Simon’ a fresh and classic take on first love

Some things are universal about being a teenager: The budding sexuality and sense of identity, the dramatic emotions, the profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love.

‘Annihilation’ is a trippy and frightful fantasia

"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by

Israeli family/military drama ‘Foxtrot’ is a stunner

Watching the Israeli film “Foxtrot “ is like watching a dream play out. Writer-director Samuel Maoz’s (“Lebanon”) excellent film is of course more structured than the

Bateman, McAdams anchor lively and fun ‘Game Night’

A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in “Game Night,” which seems on the page to be like all the

Lean and mischievous, ‘The Party’ is worth your time

Sally Potter’s new film “The Party" is 71 minutes long. That fact alone shouldn’t necessarily be a selling point — stories need as long as

‘Black Panther’ is dazzling grand-scale filmmaking

The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds

A star is born in Oscar-nominee ‘A Fantastic Woman’

The lead character of Sebastian Lelio’s film “A Fantastic Woman “ is named Marina. She is a nightclub singer and a waitress. She has a boyfriend, Orlando,

A provocative drama in Oscar-nominated ‘The Insult’

In the provocative Lebanese film “The Insult ,” a minor conflict over a gutter between two ordinary men in Beirut spirals and escalates to the level of

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