Apr. 27, 2017 at 12:00am | By Katie Walsh |Permalink
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By day, Bo (Jacob Latimore) is a street magician, wowing passersby with truly impressive sleight of hand for tips. By night, he slings party drugs in the clubs and on the streets of L.A. But all the time, he’s the protective guardian of his sister, Tina (Storm Reid), just two orphaned sibl...
Apr. 27, 2017 at 12:00am | By Kenneth Turan |Permalink
If food is your passion, Jeremiah Tower is a name to conjure with. A venerated chef whom writer and critic Ruth Reichl calls “a game changer who defined what a modern American restaurant could be,” he was a legend who vanished from the scene only to reappear years later to attempt o...
Apr. 27, 2017 at 12:00am | By Mick LaSalle |Permalink
So what can we say about a movie such as “Finding Oscar,” a documentary that deserves to be seen, that deals with an important subject, that is intelligently and conscientiously made, and yet will give no pleasure to those who watch it?
Apr. 27, 2017 at 12:00am | By Michael O’Sullivan |Permalink
The elegantly spooky atmosphere practically drips from “Voice From the Stone,” a romantic-supernatural thriller based on the acclaimed 1996 novel by Silvio Raffo (shortlisted for Italy’s Strega Prize). Set in a Tuscan mansion in the 1950s and centering on a young woman (Emili...
Apr. 20, 2017 at 12:00am | By Ann Hornaday |Permalink
“Free Fire,” the latest cinematic gut-punch from Ben Wheatley (“High-Rise”), gets off to a retrotastic start, with a high-energy credits sequence composed of a fat ’70s-era font and a punchy track from the Boston punk band the Real Kids. Just when the words ...
Would anyone who works for an online business really not have a Facebook account? The toxic relationship thriller “Unforgettable” hopes viewers won’t remember its pesky plot holes, but despite a mostly uninspired cast this predictable film eventually builds a campy momentum.
Apr. 20, 2017 at 7:56am | By Katie Walsh |Permalink
In 2005, The New Yorker magazine published a piece by journalist David Granns journey through Brazil, retracing the steps of English explorer Percy Fawcett, who mapped the uncharted depths of the Amazon in the early 20th century. Grann later expanded this piece into a book, The Lost C...
Apr. 20, 2017 at 12:00am | By Mick LaSalle |Permalink
“Truman” is a great Spanish film that has taken 18 months to arrive in the United States. Last year, at the Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars), it cleaned up — best picture, actor, supporting actor, director and original screenplay. Directed by Cesc Gay, it’s a small, pe...