Passion and love get messy in Ira Sachs’ smoldering ‘Passages’

If you’ve been wondering where all the sex has gone from the movies, you’re in luck: The new film “Passages” does not hold back in depicting

A bomb and its fallout in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” is a kinetic thing of dark, imposing beauty that quakes with the disquieting tremors of a forever rupture in the course of human history. “Oppenheimer,”

Musical theater meets mockumentary in ‘Theater Camp’

Among the low-hanging fruits of satire, sleepaway theater camps would dangle about as low as social-media influencers and Def Leppard cover bands. But “Theater Camp,”

‘The Lesson’ provides a spicy literary thriller

The egos are as vast and thorny as the gardens on the lush estate of a prominent author in “ The Lesson,” an entertaining and erudite

Harrison Ford gets a swashbuckling sendoff in ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’

The magic of Indiana Jones belongs wholly to Harrison Ford. Apparently, he doesn’t even necessarily need Steven Spielberg behind the camera, though, to be fair, the

Movie Review: A fantasy adventure with riot-grrrl energy in ‘Nimona’

A powerful, shapeshifting teenage girl and a disgraced knight-in-training suspected of killing a beloved queen are at the heart of “ Nimona,” a vibrant and irreverent animated adventure

The giddy splendor of ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’

Let’s get this upfront: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was the best comic-book film of the last decade. With an animation blizzard blown straight in

‘About My Father’ is a messy, limp rom-com with Robert De Niro as bait

If you were to resurrect the tired storyline of a young couple having to meet their partners’ parents and were looking around for someone to play

Smelling dirt with Joel Edgerton in Schrader’s murky ‘Master Gardener’

Paul Schrader plants the seeds of an intriguing melodrama in his latest creation “ Master Gardener.” Sigourney Weaver is a wealthy dowager with a stately name

In ‘Still,’ Michael J. Fox movingly tells his story

I’ve always liked Michael J. Fox and always will. I suspect most people feel the same way. That’s surely partly because, as Marty McFly in

‘Beau Is Afraid’ is stuck in a one-note nightmare

Beau may be afraid but Ari Aster certainly isn’t. Of the many words used to describe the writer-director’s previous two films — “Hereditary” and “Midsommar”

‘Polite Society’ is a punk blast of pure delight

Coming-of-age comedies about young protagonists with esoteric dreams are not exactly a rarity. What is less common, though, are films as spirited and charming as Nida

Blood sloshes and Nicolas Cage feasts in ‘Renfield’

“Renfield” is not Nicolas Cage’s first blush with a vampire. In 1988’s “Vampire’s Kiss,” he played a New York literary agent who thought he was

John Wick gets even more stylish in fourth episode

A trip to Paris should be on everyone’s bucket list, even John Wick. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre — what better way to

A compassionate immigrant drama in ‘Tori and Lokita’

It’s one of the great ironies of cinema that many — not all, but many — of the most seemingly arthouse filmmakers make some of the most

U2 documentary marred by an oddball American

David Letterman joins Bono and The Edge in a new streaming documentary about U2 and one obvious question soon jumps out: What exactly is David Letterman

Idris Elba returns as Luther in grisly Netflix film

For anyone holding on to some latent hope that Idris Elba will be the next James Bond, I have some bad news: “ Luther: The Fallen Sun

Michael B. Jordan delivers a brawler in ‘Creed III’

It must be a daunting prospect to pick up a franchise on the third movie. Add in the pressure of following filmmakers like Ryan Coogler and Steven

Irish Oscar nominee ‘The Quiet Girl’ speaks clearly

Though gently restrained and delicately crafted, “The Quiet Girl” has managed to make plenty of noise. Colm Bairead’s modestly scaled drama, his narrative directorial debut, is

Con artists accumulate in the slinky ‘Sharper’

Almost invariably, we root for the con artist. Seldom does the ingenuity and cleverness of a good hustler, card sharp or con man not win

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