Jan. 12, 2017 at 12:00am | By Michael Phillips |Permalink
Set in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1979, the easygoing, wonderfully acted 20th Century Women is a movie about a boy and the estrogen in his life. The boy comes from writer-director Mike Mills’ memories of growing up in a benevolent, amorphous, vexing, highly stim...
Jan. 05, 2017 at 1:12pm | By Kenneth Turan |Permalink
From its elegant title to its unexpectedly edgy tone, A Monster Calls makes its own way. There is magic, real magic here, and if it doesn’t manifest itself in every frame, it’s just going to have to be that way.
Dec. 22, 2016 at 12:00am | By Kenneth Turan |Permalink
If you close your eyes while watching Fences, you can listen as the extraordinary language of August Wilsons Pulitzer Prize-winning play, some of the most thrilling speeches ever heard on an American stage, washes over you and lifts you up.