comedy

Ticket to Paradise

Clooney and Roberts have chemistry, but lack the right script. George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite for the fifth time, after the first two “Ocean’s Eleven” movies, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” and “Money Monster,” to star in the romcom… Read More ›

Rosaline

A breezy and comical take on Shakespeare’s tale. “Rosaline” is a witty and strong-willed made-for-Hulu romcom version of William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo & Juliet,” only it’s told from the perspective of Juliet’s sassy and awkward cousin, played delightfully by Kaitlyn… Read More ›

Triangle of Sadness

A luxury cruise gone horribly wrong in comical ways. When “Triangle of Sadness” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last summer, it received a standing ovation from the audience, while informing us that there would be a scene when people… Read More ›

Amsterdam

David O. Russell’s latest A-list caper is a big mess. “Amsterdam” is the latest star-studded entry from director David O. Russell, whose “American Hustle” was on my best of 2010s list, but unfortunately, it’s a convoluted misfire that can’t decide… Read More ›

The Good House

Sigourney Weaver wins you over through her highs (Kevin Kline) and lows (drinking). Husband-and-wife filmmakers Wallace Wolodarsky and Maya Forbes (both behind “Infinitely Polar Bear”) guide Sigourney Weaver in one of her best performances as a woman with problems that… Read More ›

Entergalactic

A Kid Cudi animated trip to remember “Entergalactic” is a made-for-Netflix animated film with a similar quality to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” with its NYC setting and its combination of computer animation and traditional comic book animation, only the main… Read More ›

Bros

A gay romcom to laugh and fall in love with. I may be a straight film critic, but that doesn’t mean I can’t show my respect for gay people. I’ve known some gay people, I’ve met gay actors, and I… Read More ›

Hocus Pocus 2

This well-meaning sequel needs to conjure up better spells. The 1993 “Hocus Pocus” was a Halloween movie that came out in the summer, which was probably why it wasn’t a big Disney hit. That and it got mixed reviews with… Read More ›

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