May. 19, 2017 at 4:56pm | By Lorraine Ali |Permalink
In the documentary film “Last Men in Aleppo,” available on iTunes, a Syrian civilian rescue squad known as the White Helmets rushes to a bombed-out apartment building on a residential street in Aleppo.
May. 18, 2017 at 12:00am | By Michael O’Sullivan |Permalink
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a real thing. The teen romance “Everything, Everything,” about a girl with SCID who can’t leave her house for fear of dying from a common cold — it’s like being allergic to everything, she says — is not.
May. 18, 2017 at 12:00am | By Ann Hornaday |Permalink
In “The Lovers,” a sly but forgiving sex comedy by Azazel Jacobs, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a couple trapped in a marriage as drab as the dun-colored walls of their nondescript suburban house. Their characters, Mary and Michael, never argue or come to psychodramatic blows. T...
May. 18, 2017 at 12:00am | By Moira Macdonald |Permalink
Music Box Films
How do you make a movie about Emily Dickinson? How do you capture the inner flame of a woman whose outward life mostly consisted of parlor conversation with her family and quiet hours spent writing poetry in her room? How do you dramatize a life lived almost entirely in the mind — and a de...
May. 17, 2017 at 12:00am | By Cary Darling |Permalink
20th Century Fox
How viewers feel about Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the “Alien” franchise may come down to how dedicated they are to exploring the background of this universe he created with the original in 1979. With “Prometheus” five years ago and now “Alien: Cove...
May. 11, 2017 at 12:00am | By Katie Walsh |Permalink
20th Century Fox
The promising young writer Katie Dippold, who penned “The Heat” and “Ghostbusters,” strikes out with her third feature, “Snatched.” This mother-daughter kidnapping comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn is a huge disappointment, and for Schumer, this...
May. 11, 2017 at 12:00am | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is what might happen if you gave a couple of 13-year-olds $100 million and told them to go make a movie about the knights of the round table. There’d be giant elephants, video-game villains, “Lord of the Rings...