Can You Ever Forgive Me? ★★★★ “This year will likely be remembered as a time when women continued to take on the patriarchy and gain a public voice. So, it’s only fitting that one of the year’s finest, most delightful films contains a career-best performance by an Oscar-nominated actress…” Read more »

Creed II ★★★ “With Coogler unavailable to helm Creed’s inevitable sequel, one might worry that this film would be the embarrassing rehash expected in the first go-around. But that would be for naught.” Read more»

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ★ Her second, even worse screenplay in the Potter prequel series—Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald—manages to suck most of the life out of the few appealing characters, Alison Sudol’s Queenie Goldstein and Dan Fogler’s Jacob Kowalski, she concocted for the previous film.” Read more »

The Favourite ★★★ 1/2 Emma Stone appears as a servant who befriends Queen Anne’s right hand lady in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite Read more »

Green Book ★★ 1/2  “…even though this frequently charming road trip through the Jim Crow South circa 1962 is “based on a true story,” subtlety is not the strong suit of this crowd-pleasing inverse of Driving Miss Daisy.” Read more »

Instant Family ★★★ “Director Sean Anders’ latest defied my low expectations, as it’s far less broad and vapid than the disposable pair of Daddy’s Home movies he made in Massachusetts.” Read more »

Mary Queen of Scots ★★ 1/2 “Pity the tragic figures of Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), but not because of the roles that life thrust them into. But rather because the latest movie to detail their rivalry in both power and love has the misfortune of opening on the heels of The Favourite...” Read more »

Ralph Breaks the Internet ★★★ “As the title of this more ambitious sequel—once again directed by Rich Moore, who’s joined by co-director Phil Johnston, a writer on the last film—implies, things don’t go so smoothly. ” Read more »

Roma ★★★ “…the Oscar-winning director of Gravity has utilized nearly every technique in his technical arsenal to recreate the Mexico of his youth, using bleeding-edge technology to compose an intimate love letter to his nanny, played by acting novice Yalitza Aparicio. ” Read more »

Shoplifters ★★★★ “Shoplifters, winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Kore-eda has wandered into the slightly messier neighborhood of Mikio Naruse, who frequently dealt with women living on the fringe.” Read more »

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ★★★ 1/2 Dimensions collide in an animated adventure that proves anyone can be a hero Read more »

Widows ★★★ 1/2 Viola Davis leads a strong female cast in a heist movie for the here and now. Read more »

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