• Review: Fifth 'Transformers' film is long, loud and incomprehensible

    By Stephanie Merry The Washington Post -
    Published: Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    Starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner; directed by Michael Day; 149 minutes; PG-13 for violence, sci-fi action and strong language. "Transformers: The Last Knight" begins in the Dark Ages, as King Arthur and Lancelot prepare for a...

  • Review: Diane Lane anchors the breezy road movie/rom-com 'Paris Can Wait'

    By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post -
    Published: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    Starring Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard; directed by Eleanor Coppola; 92 minutes; PG for mature thematic elements, smoking and some coarse language. An ode to food, France, film and flirtation, "Paris Can Wait" is a creamy but not entirely disposable bonbon of a movie....

  • 'A Quiet Passion' explores the contradictions of poet Emily Dickinson's life

    By Stephanie Merry The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 9, 2017

    Starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Ducan Duff; directed by Terence Davies; 126 minutes; PG-13 for disturbing images of war casualties and brief suggestive material. In "A Quiet Passion," period-drama veteran Terence Davies ("Sunset Song," "The House of Mirth")...

  • 'It Comes at Night' builds an atmosphere of almost unbearable psychological horror

    By Michael O'Sullivan The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 9, 2017

    Starring Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr.; directed by Trey Edward Shults; 97 minutes; R for violence, disturbing images and strong language. Anyone expecting "It Comes at Night" to match the cheesy promise of its name must be...

  • Movie review: 'Churchill' drags, as both history and entertainment

    By Alan Zilberman The Washington Post -
    Published: Fri, Jun 2, 2017

    Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy; directed by Jonathan Teplitzky; 98 minutes; PG for strong language, war scenes and adult situations. In terms of narrative and nuance, "Churchill" has a limited scope. Director Jonathan Teplitzky and screenwriter...

  • 'The Lovers,' with Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, is a charming late-in-life sex comedy

    By ann hornaday The Washington Post -
    Updated: Fri, May 26, 2017

    In "The Lovers," a sly but forgiving sex comedy by Azazel Jacobs, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a couple trapped in a marriage as drab as the dun-colored walls of their suburban house. Their characters, Mary and Michael, never argue or come to psychodramatic blows. They're too...

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