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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2018

Here we are once again with my favorite recurring feature of my end-of-year coverage: The best movie dialogue of 2018. Ground rules for all...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2018

I thought I had something interesting to say for the introduction to this yearly feature of mine, but I don’t. These performances come from...

Film Shorts

OPENING  Bathtubs Over Broadway (PG-13) Dava Whisenant’s documentary profiles comedy writer Steve Young and his discovery of a rare cache of vintage recordings of Broadway...

The Top 10

I’m in pain while I compile this. It’s true that every year, I find worthy movies that fail to make even the honorable mention...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2018

Oh, no! My Top 10 list is the start of my annual avalanche of movie coverage that exhaustively recaps all the movies I saw...

Vice: What a Dick

I stopped making box-office predictions for movies long ago, when I realized I suck at them. However, I’m making a bold one for Vice:...

Mary Poppins Returns: Go Fly a Kite

Okay, so Mary Poppins Returns is loud. That’s the first word that’s coming to mind. There are others, too: It’s energetic, boisterous, and overbearing....

Ben Is Back: Boy Addicted

Besides being a terrific young actor, Lucas Hedges is also the son of Peter Hedges, who is the director of such films as Dan...

Film Shorts

OPENING  American Renegades (PG-13) J.K. Simmons headlines this thriller about a team of U.S. Navy SEALs who find a treasure sunken in a lake in...

Film Shorts

OPENING  At Eternity’s Gate (PG-13) Maybe you thought a painter would be the best person to direct a movie about VIncent van Gogh, but Julian...