Reviews

The King’s Choice

Set during the three days in 1940 when the forces of Nazi Germany overran and subjugated previously neutral Norway, “The King’s Choice” is hardly unusual in bringing to light a previously little-known...

Unrest

This movie opens with some disquieting images, from home video footage. A young woman lies on a wood floor, her face horizontal to the lens. She talks about how hard it is to move, and then, keeping t...

Woodshock

The fashion world and the film world co-mingle all the time. Designers become directors; models become actors. This is nothing new. And it makes sense if you stop and think about it. Both pursuits aim...

Gaga: Five Foot Two

“Gaga: Five Foot Two” promises viewers a raw, warts-and-all look at the life of Lady Gaga, who first burst onto the music scene a mere nine years ago and has been a pop culture icon ever since. That p...

Victoria & Abdul

Brit wit Stephen Fry once said of Judi Dench, “Railings should be built around her so that all may admire her in an orderly and respectful fashion.” No need to fence in this glorious dame....

Friend Request

To its credit, “Friend Request” is upfront with its intentions and methods almost from the start. Our protagonist, a generic college student named Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey), is watching ...

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The pieces are all there, but they never really snap into place in “The LEGO Ninjago Movie.” The feature-film version of the long-running animated TV series “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” only superf...

Battle of the Sexes

Going into “Battle of the Sexes,” one might expect an equally-balanced look at the lives of self-proclaimed chauvinist Bobby Riggs and tennis superstar Billie Jean King. This is not that movie. And it...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The franchise-style espionage thriller has long been ripe for a sendup, or a pastiche, or an update, or whatever the hell people think it’s ripe for. The comic book “Kingsman” provided the basis for 2...