Movie Reviews

Onscreen echoes

This week’s new movie releases, including The Book of Henry and All Eyez On Me, sound oddly familiar

47 Meters Down has girls and sharks, All Eyez on Me has rappers and racist cops, Beatriz at Dinner has a high-tension, high-end dinner party, The Book of Henry has boys and brutality and bullets, ...

Beatriz at Dinner makes the history books

Salma Hayek’s Beatriz has the worst haircut of the actress’s career

I’m not alone in my observation that Beatriz at Dinner will make the history books as the first narrative feature released since Trump took office that takes direct aim at the billionaire-game-show-host-turned-POTUS. It also has ...

Beatriz at Dinner is served

Director Miguel Arteta feasts on Salma Hayek

Sometimes the first impression of an artist whose work one will later grow fond of drops anchor in the unlikeliest of places. Such was the case of Miguel Arteta, whose latest, Beatriz at Dinner, opens ...

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Family Life (Vida de familia) 3.0 stars

No smoking in the house, if you read a book put it back where you found it, and while you’re at it, take the chance to bang one of the neighbors. Those are but three of the edicts Bruno (Cristián ...

Giant 0.0 stars

Almost four hours long and as wide as a yawn, George Stevens's version of Edna Ferber's Texas epic is excessive in every way. By the finish, gray has dusted the black-shoe-polish hair of Rock Hudson, a limp empire-builder, and his ...

The Transfiguration 2.0 stars

Fancying himself a young bloodsucker, Milo (Eric Ruffin) uses a knife concealed inside a fountain pen to slice the throats of his victims. Perhaps he should find a new obsession: the poor lad can barely keep his lunch down, and ...

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