Review: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ocean Blvd’ is an intimate epicMarch 24, 2023 GMT
“Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,” by Lana Del Rey (Interscope Records)
Lana Del Rey is a complicated, enigmatic pop star — since the height of her breakout album, “Born to Die," the singer has been labeled one of the best songwriters of her generation.
Review: Depeche Mode face down the abyss in ‘Memento Mori’March 24, 2023 GMT
“Memento Mori" by Depeche Mode (Columbia Records) And then there were only two. Depeche Mode have always been a genre unto itself: a vibe, a sort of feedback loop that is timeless yet nostalgic, dark, edgy, a little too dark sometimes but always so cool.
Review: Salvant’s jazz album is a captivating musical mixMarch 24, 2023 GMT
“Mélusine,” Cécile McLorin Salvant (Nonesuch Records)
Cécile McLorin Salvant’s musical vocabulary is a marvel, and not only because she sings in four languages on “Mélusine.” The ambitious concept album mixes original tunes and inventive interpretations of material dating back as far as the 12th century into a potpourri that draws from jazz, Broadway, the Caribbean and more.
Review: Broadway’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ gets lost in the woodsMarch 24, 2023 GMT
As you settle into your seat at Broadway's “Bad Cinderella,” the subtle sound of piped-in birdsong greets you. Enjoy it while you can. The next few hours will be a frantic onslaught.
Review: John Wick gets even more stylish in fourth episodeMarch 24, 2023 GMT
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 refresh your soul, even as you kick everyone else’s bucket?
Review: Rehabilitating Richard III in ‘The Lost King’March 23, 2023 GMT
Richard III didn't need a horse for his kingdom. He just needed Philippa Langley.
Langley, a single mother and amateur historian living in Edinburgh, Scotland, became increasingly obsessed with the late English monarch, long portrayed as one of the great villains of history.
Review: A compassionate immigrant drama in ‘Tori and Lokita’March 22, 2023 GMT
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 approachable films.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are imposing names in cinema.
Review: Despair in Jersey in Zach Braff’s ‘A Good Person’March 22, 2023 GMT
All filmmakers should be so lucky to have Florence Pugh in their movies. She so consistently delivers the best version of whatever she’s handed — whether good, mediocre or downright preposterous — that you may even start to wonder if the quality of the film around her really matters in the end.
Review: A writer investigates a UFO cult in East TexasMarch 21, 2023 GMT
“The Donut Legion,” by Joe R. Lansdale (Mulholland)
Charlie Garner, a former private detective turned novelist, was staring through his telescope at the rural East Texas sky late one night when he received an unexpected visit from his ex-wife, Meg.
Review: Stunning new novel about a family and mental illnessMarch 20, 2023 GMT
“Commitment,” by Mona Simpson (Alfred A. Knopf)
Mona Simpson’s latest novel “Commitment” is a minimalist masterpiece, exploring the large and small ways that a diagnosis of mental illness affects a family.
Review: ‘American Mermaid’ offers satiric look at HollywoodMarch 20, 2023 GMT
“American Mermaid,” by Julia Langbein, (Penguin Random House)
This hilarious novel by comedian Julia Langbein is also about something serious: a young woman trying to have her voice heard and find her place in a world that seems bent on diminishing her.
Review: Yves Tumor’s album thrills from start to finishMarch 17, 2023 GMT
“Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)” by Yves Tumor (Warp Records)
Yves Tumor’s new album starts with a scream. The first song, “God is a Circle,” quickly layers in heavy breathing and a propulsive beat.
Review: Ben Platt returns to Broadway in a muddied ‘Parade’March 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There's little respite for Ben Platt once the new Broadway revival of the dark musical “Parade” begins. Even during intermission, he remains onstage, sitting in a jail cell.
Some patrons during the break may come close to the stage and take photos of him as they stretch or before a quick restroom stop.
Review: U2 reworks past in thrilling ‘Songs of Surrender’March 17, 2023 GMT
“Songs of Surrender,” U2 (Universal)
Imagine walking into your living room and all your stuff is there, but it's different. The sofa has moved, the bookcase is leaning on a different wall and the framed photos have swapped locations.
Review: New ‘Shazam!’ has more everything, but less charmMarch 15, 2023 GMT
Sequels, by nature, are more. Whatever the original had, just add more, the rule seems to be. Even more words in the title — how often is a sequel’s title shorter than the original?
Review: Enter Aly & AJ’s voyage into the sun kissed desertMarch 15, 2023 GMT
“With Love From,” Aly & AJ (Aly & AJ Music)
Disney starlets-turned-indie sister duo Aly & AJ return with a new album, storytelling their way through a big American road trip into a '70s dreamy and electric landscape through the sun kissed desert.
Review: Tomlin, Fonda anchor darkly comedic ‘Moving On’March 15, 2023 GMT
The on-screen pairing of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin is not exactly a novelty at the moment. Seven seasons of “Grace and Frankie” and the movie “80 for Brady” has, perhaps, spoiled us a little lately.
Review: Paris Hilton’s path from party girl to style iconMarch 14, 2023 GMT
“Paris: The Memoir” by Paris Hilton (Dey St. Books)
Dubbed the “OG Influencer,” club kid-turned-mogul Paris Hilton pioneered becoming “famous for being famous,” in the early 2000s, a playbook since adopted by everyone from the Kardashians to Housewives and countless social media influencers.
Review: U2 documentary marred by an oddball AmericanMarch 14, 2023 GMT
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 doing here?
The droll, bushy-bearded American comedian is an odd choice to be master of ceremonies for this Disney+ project, unbalancing everything, even the title, “Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman.”
Review: ‘The Teachers’ shows crisis in America’s schoolsMarch 13, 2023 GMT
“The Teachers,” by Alexandra Robbins (Dutton)
The message of “The Teachers” comes into clear focus long before the final words of this 344-page dissection of what’s wrong with American public education, seen principally through the eyes, ears and experiences of three teachers in different areas of the nation.
Review: Miley takes us on a sexy ‘Endless Summer Vacation’March 10, 2023 GMT
“Endless Summer Vacation," Miley Cyrus (Sony Music)
Miley Cyrus’ hit "Flowers" made even those in a stable relationship sing out loud with conviction.
Review: ‘Scream VI’ goes to the big city and strikes outMarch 8, 2023 GMT
In “Scream VI,” the psychotic, knife-wielding serial killer known as Ghostface is set loose on the streets of New York City. Yawn.
The former terror of the fictional California town of Woodsboro has made the cross-country trip to the City That Never Sleeps, bringing his creepy mask, black cloak and impressive supply of daggers.
Review: Idris Elba returns as Luther in grisly Netflix filmMarch 7, 2023 GMT
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 ” puts (another) nail in that very firmly sealed coffin.
Review: Friends abused as teens are targeted for murderMarch 7, 2023 GMT
“What Have We Done,” by Alex Finlay (Minotaur)
Five teenagers stood together in the dark and took turns firing a .22 caliber pistol into a shallow grave. Then they fell to their knees and swept dirt into it with their bare hands.
Review: ‘Urban Jungle’ explores cities as vast ecosystemsMarch 6, 2023 GMT
““Urban Jungle: The History and Future of Nature in the City” by Ben Wilson (Doubleday)
When most people think of weeds, they think of decay and blight. They're not something that spark much joy at first glance.
Review: Atwood explores grief in ‘Old Babes in the Wood’March 6, 2023 GMT
“Old Babes in the Wood” by Margaret Atwood (Doubleday)
Comprised of 15 “stories” (applying that term loosely), the heart of Margaret Atwood’s new collection features seven vignettes from the lives of characters named Tig and Nell.
Review: Novel ‘Ruthy Ramirez’ flips true crime on its headMarch 6, 2023 GMT
“What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez” by Claire Jimenez (Grand Central)
If true crime is your guilty pleasure, you absolutely must find out what happened to Ruthy Ramirez.
One cold November day in 1996, 13-year-old Ruthy doesn’t come home from track practice after school.
Review: A private detective suspects his client of murderMarch 6, 2023 GMT
“A Kind Worth Saving,” by Peter Swanson (William Morrow)
Henry Kimball failed as a poet, washed out as a school teacher and screwed up so badly as a policeman that he got fired. Now, as Peter Swanson’s new thriller, “The Kind Worth Saving,” opens, Henry is trying to establish himself as a private detective.
Review: Kali Uchis is ethereal in ‘Red Moon in Venus’March 3, 2023 GMT
“Red Moon in Venus,” Kali Uchis (Geffen Records)
Kali Uchis’ new studio album, “Red Moon in Venus,” follows her Grammy-nominated Spanish-language album that was released in 2020. Since then, Uchis had multiple wins at the Billboard Latin Music Awards and “Telepatía,” an album highlight, was a multi-week Billboard chart topper.
Review: Omer Klein’s trio an example of jazz’s global reachMarch 2, 2023 GMT
“Life & Fire,” Omer Klein (Warner Music)
Jazz grows in places far from its roots, as “Life & Fire” shows. The album marks the 10th anniversary of pianist Omer Klein’s trio, which also includes bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Amir Bresler.
Review: ‘Operation Fortune’ is a by-the-numbers spy caperMarch 2, 2023 GMT
So what the heck is in the shiny alligator briefcase?
That essential question lingers over much — too much — of the running time of “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre,” Guy Ritchie’s stylish but ultimately frustratingly half-baked spy caper.
Review: Michael B. Jordan delivers a brawler in ‘Creed III’February 27, 2023 GMT
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 Caple Jr. in your directorial debut that you’re also starring in and it’s enough to make you wonder what on earth Michael B.
Review: ‘The Exceptions’ an inspiring and infuriating storyFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
"The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science," by Kate Zernike (Scribner)
Kate Zernike had been covering higher education at The Boston Globe for about six months when she was tipped off to a major story: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was about to admit to years of gender discrimination against female faculty members.
Review: The hunt for Shackleton’s ’Ship Beneath the Ice’February 27, 2023 GMT
“The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance” by Mensun Bound (Mariner Books)
That old proverb your mother taught you — “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” — applies to marine archaeology just as it does to other aspects of life.
Review: ‘Cocaine Bear,’ 100% pure, uncut junk with no highFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
Yes, there's a giant bear and, yes, it does a ton of coke. And, yes, just as you probably suspected, the movie blows.
Review: Lucero’s new album serves rock ‘n’ roll comfort foodFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
Lucero, “Should've Learned by Now" (Thirty Tigers)
It would be selling Lucero short to say the Memphis band's new album feels like what you'd take away from a visit to the Lucero store. As in, you know just what you want, you pay your money for it, and you walk away satisfied with another tasty set of rock ‘n’ roll comfort food.
Review: Gracie Abrams is confessional on ‘Good Riddance’February 23, 2023 GMT
“Good Riddance," Gracie Abrams (Interscope Records)
The title for Gracie Abrams’ debut album is referenced early in its opening track, “The Best.” She admits: “You’re the worst of my crimes/You fell hard/I thought, ‘good riddance.’” As the music intensifies, so do the depths of her admissions.
Review: Irish Oscar nominee ‘The Quiet Girl’ speaks clearlyFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
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 the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time.
Review: Has climate change migration already begun?February 21, 2023 GMT
“The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration,” by Jake Bittle (Simon & Schuster)
Wildfires, floods and rising seas are giving Americans a foreshadowing of what is to come, the author of a new book about the environment says — disruptions on a near Biblical scale.
Review: Schwalbe’s memoir shines when focusing on one friendFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
“We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship," by Will Schwalbe (Knopf)
Will Schwalbe’s new memoir, “We Should Not Be Friends,” explores an unlikely bond between two men who met in college and maintained a four-decade-long friendship.
Review: A boarding school whodunit fueled by feminist rageFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
“I Have Some Questions for You,” by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)
Take a pinch of “Prep,” the boarding school drama by Curtis Sittenfeld. Add a dollop of “My Dark Vanessa,” Kate Elizabeth Russell’s story about a teenage girl’s sexual relationship with her high school teacher.
Review: ‘Emily’ gives new life to the ‘strange’ Brontë sisFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
That name on the book cover is our first warning bell.
Only two minutes into “Emily,” a bold and audacious retelling of Emily Brontë’s life starring an uncommonly compelling Emma Mackey, we spy freshly bound volumes of “Wuthering Heights,” her only novel and life’s achievement.
Review: ‘Marlowe,’ with Neeson, resurrects a vintage gumshoeFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
The richly hard-boiled terrain of detective Philip Marlowe has always been, to quote Raymond Chandler, “a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.”
Chandler's Los Angeles gumshoe has stretched across some of the most fertile decades of American cinema, from Howard Hawks' seductively cryptic “The Big Sleep” (1946) to Robert Altman's “The Long Goodbye” (1973).
Review: A Marvel villain comes into focus in ‘Ant-Man 3’February 14, 2023 GMT
Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man” films have generally served as a kind of palate cleanser to the world-ending stakes of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is just an ordinary dude, or so they keep telling us, who still can’t really believe that he’s part of the Avengers at all.
Music Review: Caroline Polachek captures shape-shifting loveFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
“Desire, I Want To Turn Into You,” Caroline Polachek (Perpetual Novice)
Finally giving into the anticipation that has awaited since her 2019 album “Pang," Caroline Polachek greets 2023 with “Desire, I Want To Turn Into You," on a fitting Valentine's Day release date.
Review: Grieving guard finds solace amid the art at the MetFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
“All the Beauty in the World,” by Patrick Bringley (Simon & Schuster)
When his older brother died of cancer at age 26, Patrick Bringley’s life was upended. Not even two years younger, Bringley quit his “high-flying desk job” at the New Yorker magazine and in a profound act of mourning, went to work as a guard at the Metropolitan Museum – “the most straight-forward job I could think of in the most beautiful place I knew.” Yes, a guard.
Review: Paranoia-racked thriller ‘Bright and Deadly Things’February 13, 2023 GMT
“Bright and Deadly Things” by Lexie Elliott (Berkley)
A mysterious argument. A seductive student. A mystical clock. And a shocking series of break-ins that begin to seem less like a coincidence and more like a pattern.
Review: Thunberg aims to educate with ‘The Climate Book’February 13, 2023 GMT
“The Climate Book,” by Greta Thunberg (Penguin Press)
Skipping school to sit outside the Swedish Parliament in 2018 with a sign reading “School Strike for Climate” at the age of 15, Greta Thunberg promised she would never stop calling out leaders and governments for refusing to take strong enough actions to mitigate climate change.
Review: Rihanna shines in singular Super Bowl halftime showFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
Rihanna threw out all the conventions of the typical Super Bowl halftime show and turned entertainment’s largest platform into something all her own.
Review: Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and Beatles come togetherFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
“Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles,” Brad Mehldau (Nonesuch Records)
Brad Mehldau and the Beatles make a captivating jazz combo.
It helps that Mehldau’s piano stylings have a range worthy of the Fab Four.
Review: Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher shine in a rom-comFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
If you decide to settle in and watch “Your Place or Mine” to see the sparks fly between Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, you'll be initially disappointed.
Review: Paramore’s comeback is biting, bruising perfectionFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
“This Is Why,” Paramore (Atlantic Records)
Paramore is the pop-punk band of people's lives. Nostalgia is wrapped around the band’s identity but they never allow it to overshadow the music. In fact, in their sixth studio album, “This Is Why,” they get angrier, pricklier and funkier, all the while merging the band's past and future, levitating way beyond their icon status to something else entirely.
Review: Rebecca Black debuts her new era in ‘Let Her Burn’February 9, 2023 GMT
“Let Her Burn,” Rebecca Black (Self-released)
Before songs went viral on TikTok, Rebecca Black had a viral hit on Youtube in 2011. Black was only 13 years old when she broke the internet with “Friday.” The inescapable song currently has more than 164 million views on YouTube.
Review: Reminding us of a classic rom-com we ‘Used to Know’February 9, 2023 GMT
At least Julia Roberts was invited to the wedding.
I heard myself saying that out loud, rather indignantly, about halfway into “Somebody I Used to Know,” the new wedding-crashing rom-com directed by Dave Franco and starring real-life partner (and co-writer) Alison Brie, in which parallels to “My Best Friend’s Wedding" come early and often.
Review: Magic Mike bids farewell with a ‘Last Dance’February 9, 2023 GMT
The words Magic Mike may conjure up images of sweaty, sculpted, undulating men, dancing unthreateningly for hoards of screaming women, but there has always been a backdrop of brutal economic reality looming over the fantasy world.
Review: Con artists accumulate in the slinky ‘Sharper’February 8, 2023 GMT
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 us over. They are, of course, walking metaphors for the movies.
Review: JD Clayton offsets corniness with refreshing honestyFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
“Long Way From Home," JD Clayton (Mulberry Records)
Singer-songwriter JD Clayton brings an earnestness to his promising full-length debut album, “Long Way From Home," that makes you want to forgive him for the occasional cliche.
Review: Digital tech advances, AI spur hacking of societyFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
“A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend Them Back” by Bruce Schneier (W.W. Norton & Company)
Hacking is universally understood as the exploitation of a software vulnerability by a malicious actor.
Review: Tennis continues to chart its own course on ‘Pollen’February 8, 2023 GMT
“Pollen” by Tennis (Mutually Detrimental)
The band Tennis started at sea. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley formed the musical collaboration in 2010 while on an extended sailing trip. In the years since, the alt-pop duo has remained fiercely independent.
Review: ‘Looking for Jane’ is gripping, historical, relevantFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
“Looking for Jane” by Heather Marshall (Atria)
Gripping from the moment it begins, Heather Marshall’s novel “Looking for Jane” is getting a well-deserved re-release to hit the post-Roe v. Wade United States market.
Review: Detective work in bio leads to real Mickey SpillaneFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
“Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction” by Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor (Mysterious Press)
In fiction an “unreliable narrator” can't be trusted as he or she spins the story at hand. In real life the term “fabulist” is used by those seeking a softer word than “liar.”
Review: Stafford-Jutz album brings to life forgotten voicesFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
“Lost Voices,” Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz (Mountain Fever)
“Lost Voices” features new songs written in the past tense, and serves as an engaging soundtrack to neglected chapters in American history.
Review: ’80 for Brady’ is a sports film fumble for the agesFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
Tom Brady has officially — and finally, he insists — retired from the National Football League. Based on his new movie “80 For Brady,” it's also time that he immediately retire from filmmaking.
Review: ‘Knock at the Cabin’ twists the home invasion horrorFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
It being mid-winter (typically a doldrums in movie theaters), it's a cozy relief to be able to throw open the door and find M. Night Shyamalan standing there with his near-annual helping of high-concept thriller.
Review: Pamela Anderson captivatingly tells her own storyJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
Pamela Anderson was always a bit of an open book in interviews. No one ever told her not to be, or that because she talked about some things that she didn’t have to talk about everything. She didn’t know that she could draw her own line in the sand if a question made her feel uncomfortable.
Review: Making of ‘The Way We Were’ is a rich, gossipy taleJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
“The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen” by Robert Hofler (Citadel)
Most people seem to like their screen romances a little on the sad side.
Review: K-pop’s NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackageJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
“Ay-Yo — The 4th Album Repackage” NCT127 (SM Entertainment)
NCT127 should be credited as inventors of a new genre: neo-chill hop.
Their upcoming repackage “Ay-Yo” of their fourth studio album “2 Baddies” comes with three extra tracks that move the needle in the too cool direction.
Review: Searching for belonging in ‘Central Places’January 30, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “Central Places,” by Delia Cai (Ballantine)
Delia Cai’s debut novel has all the trappings of a breezy rom-com: Audrey, a successful 27-year-old New Yorker with a glamorous job in ad sales and handsome photojournalist fiancé, returns home to the Midwest to be confronted with old tensions with family and friends she thought she’d left in her past -- including an unrequited high school crush.
Review: Joe Henry returns with varied ‘kind-word blues’ setJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
“All the Eye Can See,” Joe Henry (earMUSIC)
“There goes the sun,” Joe Henry sings, sounding nothing like George Harrison as he contemplates our long, cold, lonely winter.
“All the Eye Can See” is the most diverse album of Henry’s career, surrounding his acoustic guitar with mysterious sounds ancient and modern.
Review: Cannes breakout ‘Close’ tells of innocence and griefJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
“ Close ” is a crushing story of grief told with grace by Belgian director Lukas Dhont.
Review: Even J.Lo can’t save this ‘Shotgun Wedding’January 26, 2023 GMT
Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress.
You surely knew that, given not only the plethora of wedding-themed movies Jennifer Lopez has made over the years, from “The Wedding Planner” to “Monster-in-Law” to the recent “Marry Me,” but also her own offscreen life, of course.
Review: Fleeting joys in the sublime ‘One Fine Morning’January 25, 2023 GMT
Like most things, the title of Mia Hansen-Løve's “One Fine Morning” sounds better in French.
“Un Beau Matin" doesn't have that same rom-commy ring.
Review: An insomniac’s vigil with John Maynard KeynesJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
“The Guest Lecture,” by Martin Riker (Black Cat)
If you’re ever spent a sleepless night worrying about your career, your family and the gross inequality of American life, then chances are you will love, or at least relate to, “The Guest Lecture” by Martin Riker.
Review: Dean Koontz’s latest thriller misses the markJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
“The House at the End of the World” by Dean Koontz (Thomas & Mercer)
Like the “fusions” that terrify the main characters, Dean Koontz’s new thriller feels not quite fully formed. It starts as a mystery — what sort of dangerous experiments is the U.S.
Review: ‘RUSH!’ proves that Måneskin are here to stayJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
“RUSH!” by Måneskin (Arista/Sony Music Latin)
From the moment they held the iconic glass microphone in Rotterdam in 2021, members of Italian rock band Måneskin have been catapulted to worldwide fame.
Review: Anna Kendrick in the chilling ‘Alice, Darling’January 18, 2023 GMT
Emotional abuse rarely gets the subtle, sensitive treatment on screen as it does in Mary Nighy's thoughtful if uneven drama “Alice, Darling,” starring Anna Kendrick.
Review: Jesse Eisenberg directs a moving mother-son taleJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
In Jesse Eisenberg’s smart directorial debut, “ When You Finish Saving the World,” Julianne Moore plays a Good Person, at least on paper. Evelyn runs a women’s shelter for the victims of domestic abuse and other kinds of horrors.
Review: Hacking, not shoe-leather, solves thriller ‘Missing’January 18, 2023 GMT
June Allen’s mother has vanished during a romantic vacation with her boyfriend to Colombia when “Missing” starts gaining steam. The FBI are supposedly on it, with one special agent telling June: “The best thing you can do is wait by the phone.” Wait by the phone?
Review: ‘Vintage Contemporaries’ affectionate ode to ’90s NYJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “Vintage Contemporaries,” By Dan Kois (Harper)
Emily Thiel, fresh to New York City by way of college and Wausau, Wisconsin, often has her nose stuck in a book. It’s 1991, so it’s usually a Vintage Contemporary — a Random House imprint started in 1984 that showcased new authors with striking graphic covers featuring dot matrix accents and blocks of color.