Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair

No matter how you cut it, “ The Witches ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured ...

'Jurassic World' shoot suspended after COVID-19 positives

Filming on the new “Jurassic World” movie at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. has been suspended for two weeks because of COVID-19 cases on set. Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted Wednesday that there were ...

Review: A terrific debut in ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’

Precociousness can be a curse if adulthood successes don’t live up to your assumed potential. And placement on one of those 30-Under-30 lists is just a cruel public reminder what (probably) should’ve ...

'Dune' ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open

The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America's largest theater chain, says it wi...

James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ pushed again, to 2021

The release of the James Bond film “No Time to Die” has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business. MGM, Universal and Bond...

Review: Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ is a modest delight

Few filmmakers can bring a rut to life like Sofia Coppola. When her characters are in a funk, whether it’s a Hollywood actor in between jobs, a few lost souls in a foreign place or a Queen, it’s never...

Review: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'

Gloria Steinem is always in conversation with herself in “ The Glorias,” a sprawling and thoughtful biopic of the writer and activist. Director Julie Taymor knows better than to try to capture her ent...

Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’

Miranda July doesn’t seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don’t know who she is. There is no in between. Even after acclaimed fi...

Review: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with ‘Enola Holmes’

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. ...

Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. No film has ever won both. ...

Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly. ...

Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama ‘The Nest’

Carrie Coon so badly wanted the slow-burn familial drama “The Nest” to be made, she told its director that she’d step aside so that he could cast “someone more famous” in her role. ...

'The Batman' resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. sa...

Review: A provocative idea that doesn’t work in 'Antebellum'

The new film “ Antebellum ” begins with a famous William Faulkner quote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is a very literal introduction to a film about the evils ...

Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash

The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female act...