• Movie review: 'Lucky' is a fond - and fitting - farewell to actor Harry Dean Stanton

    By Stephanie Merry The Washington Post -
    Published: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    'LUCKY' Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt; directed by John Carroll Lynch; 88 minutes; unrated; contains strong language. Grade: B+ The movie "Lucky" is, on the surface, the story of a lonely old man and the uneventful life he...

  • Movie review: 'Marshall' is engaging portrait of Supreme Court justice as self-assured young man

    By Alan Zilberman The Washington Post -
    Published: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, James Cromwell, Dan Stevens; directed by Reginald Hudlin; 118 minutes; PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language. In the fact-based drama "Marshall" - a throwback to such...

  • Movie review: True tale of unlikely friendship, 'Victoria and Abdul' is terribly told

    By Michael O'Sullivan The Washington Post -
    Published: Thu, Oct 5, 2017

    Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon, Paul Higgins, Olivia Williams; directed by Stephen Frears; 112 minutes; PG-13 for strong language and mature thematic material. Grade: D+ "Victoria and Abdul" begins with a disclaimer. The drama about...

  • Movie review: 'Battle of the Sexes' is a relevant spin on a 1970s tennis match

    By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post -
    Published: Thu, Oct 5, 2017

    Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman; directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris; 121 minutes; PG-13 for some sexual material and partial nudity. At a time when Venus and Serena Williams reign supreme, it's...

  • On college tours, a father with plenty of baggage in 'Brad's Status'

    By Ann Hornadady The Washington Post -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 2, 2017

    Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson; directed by Mike White; 101 minutes; R for obscenity. Sacramento is having a moment. California's capital city provides a dramatically undramatic backdrop for Greta Gerwig's festival favorite, "Lady Bird," which will...

  • Movie review: No idolization, just admiration, of marathon bombing victim in 'Stronger'

    By Stephanie Merry The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 22, 2017

    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson; directed by David Gordon Green; 119 minutes; R for strong language, graphic images of bomb injuries, brief nudity and sex. The most indelible image from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was the photo of Jeff Bauman in a...

  • Mild Facebook anxiety becomes a supernatural nightmare

    By Pat Padua The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 22, 2017

    Starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Liesl Ahlers; directed by Simon Verhoeven; 92 minutes; R for graphic violence, strong language and horrifying social media glitches. In the age of social media, is being alone the ultimate horror? The mildly creepy thriller...

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