Movie Review: Period piece ‘Lost City of Z’ is a mesmerizing adventure

Movie Review: Period piece ‘Lost City of Z’ is a mesmerizing adventure

Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting — some might say to a fault. But his movies’ revelations are complex and contradictory — full of life’s messiness — and their formal textures break […]

Movie Review: Math film ‘Gifted’ is less than the sum of its parts

Movie Review: Math film ‘Gifted’ is less than the sum of its parts

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is “Gifted,” starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious, yet sweetly empathetic, young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there’s math itself, presented not as a refuge for social misfits, but as an exciting and […]

Movie Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ flawed but visually worth the watch

Movie Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ flawed but visually worth the watch

It’s amazing that a live action “Ghost in the Shell” movie was made considering that a large part of its target audience would always react to its mere existence as if it were an act of war. Of course, some of their complaints were valid. “Ghost in the Shell” should have starred an Asian actress […]