Drive In | ‘Beastie Boys Story’ isn’t a sure shot, but it’ll do

Little was predictable about the Beastie Boys in their three-plus decades of making music. They were spontaneous, always evolving, off-the-cuff pranksters who turned pro without ever losing the punchline. Even seeing

Drive In | Hemsworth finds a worthy action pic in ‘Extraction’

Tyler Rake sounds like a Mad-Libs action hero name. When you add to the mix that this character actually, literally kills someone with a rake, it starts to veer into

DRIVE IN | A sober diplomacy drama in ‘Sergio’

The United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello has been described as a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, which sounds like a compelling enough pitch for a film

Drive In | In ‘Uncorked,’ a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From “Wine Country” to “Bottle Shock,” they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields

Drive In | In ‘Tigertail,’ an intergenerational immigrant tale

Oh, to be the other “Tiger” on Netflix. Alan Yang’s “Tigertail” is either blessed to arrive in the stormy wake of “Tiger King,” or doomed to be the other “Tiger” title

‘Bad Boys for Life’ is kinda bad. Whatcha gonna do?

The third edition of the “Bad Boys” franchise starts as it must do: With a gleaming Porsche swerving at impossible speeds through Miami traffic under the expert

‘Dolittle,’ with Robert Downey Jr., is a disaster

Dr. Dolittle, who favored animals and shunned humans, was on to something. The century of human history since Hugh Lofting, in 1920, created his eccentric veterinarian

Marcus King stirs soul, rock, country on ‘El Dorado’

Marcus King’s solo debut is an enticing mix of deep soul, rock and country in the best Southern traditions. King, though just 23 years old,

Kristen Stewart can’t save ‘Underwater’ from sinking

Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss. Actually, that’s pretty accurate when it comes to the latest,

A technical feat, ‘1917’ is great storytelling, too

It’s been a good time for World War I buffs — especially if they’re also movie buffs. A year ago director Peter Jackson applied state-of-the-art technology to

Forget CGI. Dench is the special effect in ‘Cats’

There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where

‘Last Christmas’ isn’t the rom-com cliche it appears

Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” looks every bit like your standard holiday romantic-comedy, but it has some surprises under its gauzy wrapping. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works in

‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is

In ‘The Two Popes,’ a buddy movie investments

Believers of all religions can agree on one thing: the Vatican is an unlikely place for a bromance. The novelty of Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes”

In ‘Knives Out,’ a whodunit for the Trump era

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at loose threads until it has intricately,

‘21 Bridges’ puts New York on lockdown

  How excited James Brown would have been for “21 Bridges.” Take you to bridge? How about 21 of them? But I suspect even the Godfather of Soul would give

‘Ford v Ferrari’ is a very pleasant (fast) ride

Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film “Ford v Ferrari” is playing. They might fund their whole year’s

Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt ‘Dolemite’

For the amount of cursing, vulgarity and nudity in “Dolemite Is My Name ,” it might come as a surprise that it’s actually a rather sweet and

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ is mature and melancholy

The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman “ to dwell on. There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes

Pattinson and Dafoe shine in ‘The Lighthouse’

Enter “The Lighthouse “ at your own risk. This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for

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