Review: ‘Come Away’Peter Pan And Alice In Wonderland Are Given Grim Origin Stories

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*NOTE: This is a reprint of my review from the Sundance Film Festival.* If Brenda Chapman’s name is familiar to you, it’s probably also what...

Review: ‘Radium Girls’Joey King And Abby Quinn Are Activists In Respectable Drama About A...

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Filmmaker Lydia Dean Pilcher has found her niche this year exploring little-known chapters in female history. Her film A Call to Spy took a...

Review: ‘Lost Girls & Love Hotels’Alexandra Daddario Goes Fifty Shades In A Japanese Drama...

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In the opening moments of William Olsson's Lost Girls & Love Hotels, American ex-pat Margaret (a game Alexandra Daddario) staggers through the back alleys...

Review: ‘Let Them All Talk’Steven Soderbergh Steers Meryl Streep Through A Leisurely Story Of...

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The delicious irony of Steven Soderbergh's breezy return to form, Let Them All Talk, is that nobody is trying to say much of anything....

Review: ‘Trolls World Tour’Not As Earworm-Worthy As Before, But Still A Sweet And Glittery...

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Who would've thought Trolls World Tour to be such an important movie in 2020? The 2016 film, which featured Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake...

Review: ‘Black Beauty’Kate Winslet Voices The Iconic Horse In Disney's Dark But Rewarding Adaptation

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Was Black Beauty always so...grim? Perhaps it was. Admittedly, Anna Sewell's 1877 novel wasn't high on my must-read list as a kid, and it's...

Review: ‘American Skin’Nate Parker Puts The Police On Trial In His Provocative, Unfocused, And...

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Let's get one thing out of the way right now. American Skin, the first movie from writer/director/star Nate Parker since his Birth of a...

Review: ‘Onward’Pixar's Elven Adventure Has Heart But Lacks The Usual Magic

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Such is the price of Pixar's incredible success that we basically grade their movies one of two ways: either they're instant classics, or they're...

Review: ‘All Day And A Night’'Black Panther' Writer's Netflix Drama Traps Ashton Sanders And...

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One might look for a superheroic tale of escape from societal disenfranchisement in Black Panther writer Joe Robert Cole's subdued, highly recognizable directorial debut,...

Middleburg Review: ‘Sound Of Metal’Riz Ahmed Delivers Raw, Ferocious Performance As A Drummer Coping...

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The title Sound of Metal has a double meaning in Darius Marder's tremendous feature debut. Riz Ahmed continues his streak of emotionally-complex lead performances...