The great accomplishment of “A Quiet Place” is its own soundscape, which gets us to listen to everything in it.
Steven Spielberg's newest film, "Ready Player One," misses the mark and leaves much to be desired.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t about the victory of the faithful, but the kindling of faith.
“The 15:17 to Paris” attempts to deal with the very familiar God-and-Country themes, but doesn't quite deliver. Instead it succeeds in perpetuating stereotypes.
“The essential American soul is fundamentally hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer” (D.H. Lawrence). Also charitable. Maybe cruel. Possibly, deeply empathetic. After one viewing of “Hostiles,” anyone might append those qualities to Lawrence’s famous quote, which is the epigraph of the movie.
The Winston Churchill we get in “Darkest Hour” is a flawed human being, one who doesn’t command as much respect as revered historical figures are supposed to.