Early in Jojo Rabbit, the title character is asked by a group of bullies to kill a rabbit in order to prove his courage. When he is unable to do so, they mock him, calling him Jojo Rabbit in a derisive
My younger sister is a much tougher critic than I am. She also, however, does not really enjoy movies or TV. So, when she actually wanted to watch a show, Mom and I obliged. My sister’s pick was Good
I saw a headline about the new film, Hustlers announcing that not even J-Lo could save this joyless movie. Then, I heard that a friend of mine, who I generally think has good taste, saw it and really
When I was in the tenth grade, I fell a little in love with Lisa Loeb. I stole her CDs from my mom and I listened to them constantly. I wanted glasses like hers and to play songs on the guitar like
American Factory, a new Netflix Original documentary, follows a group of workers after a General Motors plant closes in Dayton, Ohio and a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in its place. As the
“Based on a true lie,” The Farewell is the story of a family concealing from its matriarch, Nai Nai (Shuzen Zhao), that she is dying from lung cancer. The story opens on Billi (Awkwafina) struggling
When Veronica Mars first came out on the CW in 2004, its premise felt radical and very fun. The show took the character of a hardboiled private detective and packaged it in a petite blond high school
Would you rather watch a really stupid movie that made you laugh or a well-made movie that moves slowly? This week, I had both experiences, and I think I personally would choose the stupid movie.
“The world is full of miracles,” Ellie Appleton says in the new movie, Yesterday.
“Like what?” her best friend, Jack, demands.
“Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol.” Little jokes like
The other day, my husband, Julio, came home from work and wanted to watch reruns of Scandal, like we have been doing. I was about ten minutes into Always Be My Maybe, Netflix’s new romantic comedy,
After the success of last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, it will be hard not to compare subsequent rock-and-roll biopics with that film. Rocketman, the new film about Elton John, has many striking similarities
I was going to go see Pokémon Detective Pikachu this week because it looked absurdly adorable. Then, I saw that the first film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle was
As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, I like to enjoy more time outside. Even still, when I come back home, it is nice to have something really good to watch. This week, I recommend a
Now in theaters, Little centers on successful CEO and entrepreneur Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) and her assistant, April (Issa Rae). After she was bullied as a child, Jordan grows up to be a pretty
Recently, I subscribed to HBO Now for a month in order to watch the new documentary that I wrote about last time, The Case Against Adnan Syed. Having now seen all four episodes of that documentary,
In Us, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o, Madison Curry, Ashley Mckoy) gets lost in a carnival funhouse when she is little and encounters a girl in one of the mirrors who looks just like her, but evil.
In Greta, Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is grieving her mother’s death and trying to get on her feet in New York City when she finds a lost handbag on the subway. Despite her best friend
In V, Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a sports agent who gets passed up for partnership in the agency and is told that she does not connect well with men. The next day, at her friend’s bachelorette
This Valentine’s Day, instead of going to the theater to see a standard romantic comedy, you might choose instead to see Isn’t It Romantic? the sendup of romcoms starring Rebel Wilson, Priyanka
I used to love M. Night Shyamalan’s movies. The Sixth Sense is a classic. Signs was solid. I even liked the polarizing The Lady in the Water. Somewhere along the way, however, all the joy went out
Bandersnatch, streaming on Netflix and produced by the team behind the series Black Mirror, offers viewers a first-of-its-kind experience, bringing the Choose Your Own Adventure format popular in the
In my last column of the 2018, I am reviewing two movies that each focus on difficult relationships between women that come to disastrous (in the case of The Favorite) or heartwarming ends (in Dumplin’).
The newest installment in the Wizarding World franchise, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindewald follows magical creatures expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he tries to get around a ban on international