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Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ dives into early ’90s New York, with struggling author trying to stay afloat

Melissa McCarthy is exceptional as the irascible Lee, and her skill in a dramatic role should be no surprise. Her performance is detailed, nuanced and subtly affecting, while Richard E. …


Review: ‘Widows’ elevates pulpy political thriller to high art

Writer Gillian Flynn’s story trademarks are in place: flinty yet vulnerable women, story twists galore. Fused with director Steve McQueen’s unflinching eye, the pulpy political thriller is elevated to high …


Review: ‘Wildlife’ a stirring adaptation of a fractured marriage

In “Wildlife” the characters played by Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal find themselves in key moments trapped in their ordinary 1960 Great Falls kitchen, evading each other’s eyeline or bearing …


Review: ‘Instant Family’ takes smart, incredibly funny look at adoption

While the pace of “Instant Family” can be relentless, with the supporting cast and a whole lot of genuine authenticity, Anders hits that sweet-spot of hilarious and heartwarming, where the …


Review: Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp commence the war of the cheekbones in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

It took J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter-adjacent franchise exactly one film for the shrugs to set in, even with all those fine actors up there amid expensive digital blue flames.


Review: If you still haven’t heard of Lucas Hedges, you will after ‘Boy Erased’

It’s well-meaning and finely crafted, yet short on surprises, either narrative or emotional. Like the conversion program it depicts, “Boy Erased” is unlikely to change any minds.


Stream on Demand: Coen Brothers bring ‘Buster Scruggs’ to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and expressing her femininity

To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.


Military experience fortified actor Alexander Skarsgard for what was to come

Born into an acting family – his father is the well-known Stellan Skarsgard – Alexander Skarsgard found himself in a couple of movies before he hit puberty. It was not …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.


In ‘Boy Erased,’ Joel Edgerton wanted to look at the people behind the parents

The road isn’t easy for the family in “Boy Erased.” After Jared (Lucas Hedges) is outed to his parents – Marshall, a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe), and Nancy (Nicole Kidman) …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Stream On Demand: Kings, cops, superheroes ready to come home

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Steve Carell’s ‘Beautiful Boy’ is powerful but not pretty

Carell and Chalamet have palpable chemistry together and deliver fearless, stellar performances. The film neither sympathizes nor judges the characters and offers no easy resolution. David forlornly comes to see …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Review: ‘Overlord’ is WWII B-movie splatterfest

It’s gory, utopian fan fiction that imagines, “What if the night before D-Day a bunch of black and Jewish American soldiers fought off Nazi zombies?”


Review: ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ gets tangled in tropes

The plot is a classic “thingamajig” story. Lisbeth has to keep a (insert world-ending device here) out of the hands of (insert nefarious criminal organization here). It’s a tale as …


Review: ‘The Grinch’ works when it sticks to original story

You can’t top what Seuss wrote, especially the poignancy of the Grinch realizing Christmas can’t be stolen, because it isn’t a thing. It’s an idea, a spirit, a song. That’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Further Review: A lighthearted look at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown stances on food, coffee and pop culture

We’ve asked them about guns, immigration, health care and the national debt. Now Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown tell us how they feel about the best sauce to …


Then and Now: Riverside Theater

The Casino Theater, on the 800 block of Riverside Avenue, opened in 1909.


With $50 million debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and 20th Century Fox are – for now, at least – champions of the world.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Review: Disney ‘Nutcracker’ movie is like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ meets Cirque du Soleil

In the end, “Nutcracker” is a delightfully old-school diversion. The plot may not always hum with the clockwork precision of one of Drosselmeyer’s mechanical toys, but like a music box, …



UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a bad movie, but boy, is it entertaining

Every now and then, a film comes along that defies the demands of taste, formal sophistication, even artistic honesty to succeed simply on the level of pure, inexplicable pleasure. “Bohemian …


Review: ‘The Happy Prince’ tells the sad tale of Oscar Wilde’s last years

Florid but warmhearted – much like the man at its center – “The Happy Prince” is a haunting portrait of the aftermath of betrayal; of how the master of comedy …


Prominent filmmakers’ latest works make the connection from the past to a divisive present

As this era of intense partisan division builds to the crescendo of the midterm elections, Leder is one of several prominent filmmakers, including Spike Lee, Jason Reitman and Adam McKay, …


‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

“Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales.


Review: ‘Indivisible’ a refreshing war story that balances home and abroad stories

Every now and then, faith-based movie studio PureFlix gets it right, releasing a film that feels like it might have some crossover appeal. The Iraq War film “Indivisible,” based on …


Review: Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ is a sweet and authentic coming-of-age story, but it feels like he forgot to finish it

Ballasted by a sweetly affecting performance by Suljic, aglow with visual textures slightly before its time (Hill photographed the movie on grainy 16mm stock, using a boxy, archaic aspect ratio …


Review: The world didn’t ask for another Rowan Atkinson James Bond spoof, but maybe it needs one

As Johnny English, Atkinson – utilizing the rubbery face and bulging, expressive eyes that served him so well on the silly British sitcom “Mr. Bean” – delivers a brand of …


Stream on Demand: Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ puts a different twist on the teenage witch

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.


Review: Four British acting legends dish on their memorable careers in ‘Tea With the Dames’

Candid, insightful and unpredictable, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith are not only acting legends but also great friends. And a treat to …