comedy

Sing 2

Cute animated sequel hits almost all the right U2 notes. You know when the Big Bad Wolf threatens to throw the dreamer koala Buster Moon off a building, he’s clearly the bad guy. And even if Buster delivers the goods,… Read More ›

Encanto

The meaning of family is determined in Disney’s colorful delight. Disney’s 60th animated feature “Encanto” is the studio’s fourth feature to have a Latin American spirit after “Saludos Amigos,” “The Three Caballeros,” and “The Emperor’s New Groove.” If you haven’t… Read More ›

Belfast

Kenneth Branagh captures the joys and sorrows of an Irish lad during the 60s riots. We meet little Buddy, who loves pretending to be the knight slaying the dragon with a wooden sword and a garbage can lid. And then… Read More ›

Red Notice

The only thing this heist comedy for Netflix steals is your time. “Red Notice” only tickled me twice. In one scene, Dwayne Johnson has to wear a hairnet in a prison kitchen, while his cellmate Ryan Reynolds asks him why… Read More ›

Language Lessons

A video shout-out to Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass. I apologize if I’m late with my review of “Language Lessons,” but even film critics have complicated schedules. I had my cousin’s wedding, visits to the New York Film Festival and… Read More ›

Army of Thieves

A prequel even Danny Ocean would have enjoyed. “Army of Thieves” is the prequel to Netflix action horror hit from last May called “Army of the Dead,” and it’s also a spin-off on the German safecracker Ludwig Dieter, who was… Read More ›

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