Reviews

Major Releases
Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Sequel to the 1995 fantasy film sends an expert cast through a jungle journey as fun as it is exciting.

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Film Review: The Post

Film Review: The Post

Spielberg’s timely Pentagon Papers drama is packed with great performances, none more impressive than Meryl Streep’s vulnerable turn as Katherine Graham, the newspaper heiress who defied the business world and the President himself.

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Film Review: Just Getting Started

Film Review: Just Getting Started

Featherweight retirement comedy benefits from its star power.

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Film Review: I, Tonya

Film Review: I, Tonya

This dazzling cinematic tour de force inspired by the infamous 1994 headline-grabbing attack on figure-skating champ Nancy Kerrigan that implicated rival Tonya Harding and her seamy coterie is comedic entertainment at its most savage and incisive.

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Film Review: Wonder Wheel

Film Review: Wonder Wheel

Middling Woody Allen film set in 1950s Coney Island about a waitress who is betrayed in love and commits an act with disastrous results. The setting is exquisitely recreated.

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Specialty Releases
Film Review: Miss Kiet's Children

Film Review: Miss Kiet's Children

Affecting doc about one teacher’s handling of a classroom filled with immigrant children, probingly filmed but with a graceful tact.

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Film Review: November Criminals

Film Review: November Criminals

Unfocused and unconvincing.

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Film Review: Quest

Film Review: Quest

Quest offers a haunting glimpse of a lower-income family’s resilience under extreme pressure.

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Film Review: Bullet Head

Film Review: Bullet Head

A bracing movie about animal abuse and human desperation, 'Bullet Head' makes its point without being preachy or sanctimonious.

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Film Review: The Pirates of Somalia

Film Review: The Pirates of Somalia

A tedious real-life story about an aspiring journalist who traveled to Somalia to report on its headline-making pirates.

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