• "Everything, Everything' a far-fetched teen romance

    By Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a real thing. The teen romance "Everything, Everything," about a girl with SCID who can't leave her house for fear of dying from a common cold - it's like being allergic to everything, she says - is not. Inside her hermetically sealed Los...

  • Richard Gere plays an aging New York fixer in the funny, charming 'Norman'

    By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post -
    Published: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Starring Richard Gere, Steve Buscemi, Josh Charles, Charlotte Gainsbourg; directed by Joseph Cedar; 117 minutes; R for some obscenity In "Norman," a delightful semi-screwball comedy from Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar, Richard Gere plays the title character, an aging New York...

  • Familiar faces turn up in summer kids movies

    By Christina Barron The Washington Post -
    Published: Mon, May 15, 2017

    If there's a big-screen character you liked a few years ago, chances are that person is back for this summer of sequels. "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley can't escape embarrassment in "The Long Haul." The web-slinging superhero returns - but younger this time - for "Spider-Man: Homecoming."...

  • Movie review: 'The Wall' is a spare and startlingly provocative psychological war thriller

    By Michael O'Sullivan The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, May 12, 2017

    There's something surprising about "The Wall," a stripped-down war drama featuring, for much of its brisk, 90-minute running time, two on-screen characters, one of whom is lying face down in the dirt, unconscious, for the bulk of the movie. It was directed by Doug Liman, a filmmaker...

  • Movie review: The charming, affecting 'Their Finest' pays homage to the films of World War II

    By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post -
    Published: Fri, May 12, 2017

    Starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Sam Claflin; directed by Lone Scherfig; 117 minutes; R for coarse language and a scene of sexuality Historical epics have taken it on the chin lately, between the pretty but superficial "Queen of the Desert" and the earnest but inert...

  • Movie review: Anne Hathaway dominates the smart, wildly imaginative 'Colossal'

    By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, May 5, 2017

    Hidden behind a dark curtain of hair, her raccoon-ringed eyes peering from under thick bangs, Anne Hathaway seems to be doing penance for the shaved head and gimme-the-Oscar bombast of her award-winning turn in "Les Miserables." That movie plunged Hathaway - a gifted actress,...

  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' sets up Chris Pratt's team to be just as big as the Avengers

    By David Betancourt The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

    The jokes and the jams are all there, but a surprising splash of emotion is what makes "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" an even better space ride than the first one. "Vol 1's" 2014 release established a group of rebels who barely got along well enough to work as a team, dramatized to...

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