Aug. 10, 2016 at 4:30pm | By David Wiegand |Permalink
Baz Luhrmann gleefully wallows in excess. Sometimes the result is greatness. Other times, you get Australia. With the new series he co-created for Netflix, you just get down, and to hell with all the train wrecks in the first six episodes.
Aug. 11, 2016 at 12:00am | By Katie Walsh |Permalink
Perhaps not every quirky true story needs a biopic starring Meryl Streep, as evidenced by Stephen Frears’ bizarre Florence Foster Jenkins, the story of a wealthy older woman who launched an amateur singing career in the 1940s, despite her distinct lack of talent.
Aug. 11, 2016 at 4:00pm | By Walter Addiego |Permalink
Bleeker Street Media
Anthropoid recounts a true story of great heroism during World War II, as well as suffering and loss on a huge scale. It’s intensely moving, so much so that reviewers may hesitate to mention some significant flaws.
Aug. 11, 2016 at 7:28am | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Texas is as much a riveting character in the fascinating crime drama Hell or High Water as the brothers turned bank robbers at its heart or the laconic lawman who coolly follows them across the sun-hardened landscape like a hunter on the trail of his next kill.
Aug. 10, 2016 at 12:14pm | By Mick LaSalle |Permalink
Sony Pictures Classics
The world of investment banking and the intrigue that surrounds an initial public offering have provided fodder for a number of recent movies. But Equity is the first to be directed by a woman, to be written by women and to place three actresses in the principal roles...
Aug. 10, 2016 at 7:19am | By Mark Lowry |Permalink
BBC Films via TNS
When Donald Collup attended the London premiere of the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, he was invited to the after-party where, eventually, he was introduced to the movie’s star, Meryl Streep. She was off to another, well, somewhere, but during the hustle of the...
Aug. 09, 2016 at 2:47pm | By David Martindale |Permalink
Will Lourcey says getting the star treatment on TV is fun and exciting. But the 13-year-old go-getter, who will be profiled in an episode of Nickelodeons The HALO Effect, isnt in it seeking a...