I, Tonya

Margot Robbie shines again as Tonya Harding, an Olympic ice skating champ-turned disgrace, in “I, Tonya,” which focuses on her abused life on and off the ice. But the biggest issue was her husband and bodyguard hiring a man to… Read More ›

American Made

You recall that last June I gave “The Mummy” reboot a scathing review for lacking the sense of adventure and for tainting Tom Cruise’s charms and profession. Most recently, Cruise stars in “American Made,” an entertaining film from his “Edge… Read More ›

Good Time

There’s a lot of ambition going on in “Good Time,” a bizarre crime drama, directed by the Safdie brothers (Benny and Josh). It starts off provocative, middles nice, but finishes off confusing and murky. I wanted to like it, but… Read More ›

Logan Lucky

My mother just told me she hasn’t heard of “Logan Lucky,” a comedy crime caper from director Steven Soderbergh. I’m not sure how it will financially perform at the box office, since August is the slowest month for movies, and… Read More ›

Wind River

Three years in a row, Taylor Sheridan has written such excellent screenplays for “Sicario,” “Hell or High Water,” and now this year, he has both written and directed “Wind River.” It’s not only a gorgeous picture, but also an intriguing… Read More ›


I’ve been receiving a number of riveting African-American dramas in recent years. “The Help,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Moonlight,” “Fences,” “The Birth of a Nation,” “Selma,” “The Butler,” and “Hidden Figures”-all explosive, gripping, and entertaining on different… Read More ›

Baby Driver

Here comes “Baby Driver,” an action comedy that’s wildly entertaining. It has everything neither “Transformers: the Last Knight” nor “The Mummy” have: a fresh script, colorful characters, first-rate action scenes, and laughs all around. Ansel Elgort gives his best performance… Read More ›

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