MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Maudie

As humble painter Maud Lewis, Sally Hawkins gives a performance that's essentially a portrait of pure love. One of the best films of 2017.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Kind of a goofy James-Bond-in-space adventure with fantastic alien critters, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is creative, but shallow.

Dunkirk

"Dunkirk" is dazzling cinema, an all-time war movie and a genuine thrill ride in the purest sense.

War for the Planet of the Apes

“War for the Planet of the Apes” is boring.

The Little Hours

A bawdy, sex-and-cursing adaptation of the 14th century "The Decameron" shows there are nuggets of comedy to be panned just about anywhere.

The Exception

This WWII drama / romance features strongly drawn performances, though the movie lacks narrative focus and can't figure out who the main character is.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man has finally received a film worthy of all the character represents. A funny, heart-filled take on the premier teenage superhero, and it's about time.

The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola’s latest, “The Beguiled” is beautiful to behold but ultimately leaves the viewer unsatisfied.