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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 …


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: ‘Hunter Killer’ so full of military action stereotypes it’s borderline parody

If you aren’t taking “Hunter Killer” all too seriously, the film is a hoot, even if that’s not exactly what the filmmakers were going for.


The unlikely 25th-anniversary celebration of ‘Hocus Pocus,’ a film reviled by critics in 1993

But sometime between then and now, “Hocus Pocus” seemingly came back from the dead – reincarnated as a beloved cult classic soaked in ’90s nostalgia that, rather than rotting in …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.


Locally produced film ‘Only a Buck’ returns to Garland Theater

The film, starring Charlie Schmidt (of Keyboard Cat fame) and Sally Riddle and directed by Gerry Cook, premiered at the Garland Theater in 1986.


Streaming Python: If life seems jolly rotten … look on the bright side of Netflix

Although it lasted a mere four seasons and 45 episodes, “


Relatively speaking, John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Sisters Brothers’ is a strange mix

A French take on the American Western, “The Sisters Brothers” is as tonally offbeat as its eccentric title.


Review: It takes a granny (Jamie Lee Curtis) to get tough on Michael Myers in new ‘Halloween’

At this point in 2018, a movie featuring three generations of victimized women squaring off against a predatory male is destined to find an audience. Nostalgia and catharsis; splatter and …


Stream On Demand: Marvel demands some buzz with ‘Ant-Man’ sequel

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


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Review: In the current political climate, ‘The Oath’ is a frustrating watch

Ike Barinholtz makes his directorial debut with a politically charged comedy that’s sort of a satire, designed to wring wry laughs out of our deeply divided political state. But in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

Review: Amandla Stenberg shines in powerful ‘The Hate U Give’

While there are moments where “The Hate U Give” could use more restraint, what it proves is restraint is ill-advised when it comes to sharing your voice, and your truth.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Review: ‘Old Man & the Gun’ is vintage Robert Redford

It’s quite fitting that what Robert Redford has been billing as his farewell to acting comes in the amiable crime comedy “The Old Man & the Gun.” It feels both …


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to get China debut months after US premiere

The Warner Bros. surprise hit “Crazy Rich Asians” will debut in China next month, ending speculation that the country’s film regulators may block the hit romantic comedy after the country’s …


‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Stream on Demand: In ‘July 22,’ Paul Greengrass explores 2011 terror attack

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


Review: Mountain-climbing documentary ‘Free Solo’ is breaking box-office records because it’s great

“Free Solo,” from the directors of “Meru,” chronicles the exploits of champion climber Alex Honnold, whose specialty is scrambling up mountains and virtually any vertical plane without benefit of equipment …


Knightley’s ‘Colette’ is a novel biopic

Visually delightful, deliciously funny and delectably bawdy, “Colette” earns Keira Knightley official status as queen of the period film.


Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ lacks substance, but it’s beautiful to watch

With a dazzling array of stars playing shady characters with murky pasts, one character in the film truly stands out: the El Royale itself, a sparkling midcentury gem of a …


‘What are you willing to die for?’: Russell Hornsby discusses his breakout ‘The Hate U Give’ role

“The Hate U Give” follows Starr (Amandla Stenberg), a 16-year-old black girl who witnesses the fatal police shooting of best friend Khalil (Algee Smith, “Detroit”). His death catapults her into …


Filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green wants to spark change with ‘Monsters and Men.’

Among them, one can remain silent in the hopes the chaos of the world might self-correct in due time. Or one can do something to spark change. Reinaldo Marcus Green, …


‘Venom’ sets October record with $80M; ‘Star Is Born’ soars

In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Review: It’s impossible not to fall in love with the stars of ‘A Star Is Born’

A star has indeed been born: Bradley Cooper as auteur, who takes his chance to say what he wants to say and simply knocks it out of the park.


Review: Ethan Hawke’s musical biopic ‘Blaze’ introduces an unsung genius

Foley isn’t a household name; he’s best known as the subject of Townes Van Zandt’s song “Blaze’s Blues” and Lucinda Williams’s “Drunken Angel.” But Foley comes charmingly, roaringly, maddeningly into …


Stream on Demand: ‘Python’ lands on Netflix and ‘RBG’ visits Hulu

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


Review: ‘I Am Not A Witch’ is a remarkable, strange and politically potent first film

The story it tells centers on Shula, a 8-year-old orphan who, having been accused of witchcraft, is banished to a rural “witch camp” where women many decades older than her …


Review: ‘Venom’ is a fun, fascinating mess

Superhero fatigue got you down? Tired of the same old bland Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings? A dose of “Venom” could be just the right antidote.


Former Metaline Falls residents screen new film ‘Farmer of the Year’ at Cutter Theatre

Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell will participate in a Q&A after the screening on Saturday.


Review: Modern take on ‘Little Women’ is faithful to a fault

While it seems like a fun idea to update the trials and travails of the March sisters, dragging the story into the 20-teens shows just how of its era “Little …


Stream On Demand: ‘Solo’ flies onto home screens

Also new for home viewing this week: “King Learn” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”