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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

Review: ‘The Front Runner’ sees the rise of modern media dysfunction in the fall of Gary Hart

Earlier this year “Chappaquiddick” – a dramatization of Ted Kennedy’s involvement in Mary Jo Kopechne’s death – gave us an account of political elites working the levers of power to …


Review: ‘Creed II’ is necessary sequel that does its characters justice

The Creed legend continues where it must in “Creed II,” with a showdown against Viktor (Romanian-German boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu), son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man who …


Review: ‘Robin Hood’ brings whole new dimension to age-old tale

Every generation gets the Robin Hood it deserves, and the 2018 “Robin Hood” is sleek, modern and retrofitted for a radical political landscape.


Spirit Awards and Oscars likely on diverging paths this year

There will likely be a more distinct demarcation this season between the Spirits and the Oscars, which feature a number of big studio contenders, including “A Star Is Born,” “Green …


William Goldman: the wit and wisdom (’Follow the money’) of a legendary Chicago-born screenwriter

William Goldman was the Ben Hecht of the New Hollywood era, a wag with highly commercial Old Hollywood instincts.


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.