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 ›


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 ›


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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