Reviews

Major Releases
Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Cursed pirates seek the Trident of Poseidon in the latest entry in Disney's hugely profitable series.

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Film Review: Baywatch

Film Review: Baywatch

Veteran lifeguard and untrained rookie fight a drug ring in another big-screen reboot of a mediocre TV series.

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Film Review: War Machine

Film Review: War Machine

Brad Pitt nails it as a four-star general out to win an unwinnable war in this savage, often hilarious but tonally uneven satire skewed at thinking adults.

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Film Review: Everything, Everything

Film Review: Everything, Everything

A sick teen who can’t leave her house falls in love with the boy-next-door in this bland but efficient adaptation of a young-adult novel.

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Film Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Film Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The most obvious of humor and weakest of plots lead this road comedy based on Jeff Kinney’s popular books down a dead end.

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Specialty Releases
Film Review: Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós

Film Review: Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós

A cluttered rear-view of a cultural phenomenon, and a fond farewell to some of the Cuban music pioneers that inspired it.

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Film Review: Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation

Film Review: Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation

Documentary about lacrosse is less about lacrosse that it is about the sport as a spiritual and cultural touchstone for the Iroquois people who invented it. And it still has some kick-ass game highlights!

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Film Review: Drone

Film Review: Drone

In this polemical drama, a military contractor who works from the safety of his home office is confronted by the brutal reality of what he does for a living.

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Film Review: Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead

Film Review: Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead

A fairly comprehensive and thorough portrait of a band whose legacy has far surpassed its drug-tinged hippie roots.

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Film Review: Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Film Review: Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

This close-up, captivating look at American ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares for her retirement from the New York City Ballet is full of surprises and will interest balletomanes as well as general audiences.

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