Movie Review: “American Utopia”

Movie Review: “American Utopia”

David Byrne has done something unique — appeared in two truly great concert movies in one career. The first was “Stop Making Sense,” in which Jonathan Demme captured the exuberance of a 1984 Talking Heads concert. The second is “American...
Movie Review: “Synchronic”

Movie Review: “Synchronic”

“Synchronic” is a sci-fi horror movie about a designer drug that causes havoc in the lives of those who ingest it, but it made me want to take an aspirin for the headache it gave me. Anthony Mackie (from several “Avengers” movies and “The...
“Soul” Crushing

“Soul” Crushing

Having seen — and enjoyed — almost every big-screen movie Pixar has produced, I was disappointed to hear that its newest project, “Soul,” will not make its debut in theaters next year. Instead, it will debut exclusively on Disney+ this...
DVR Alert: “The Way I See It”

DVR Alert: “The Way I See It”

That indelible picture of Barack Obama and five-year-old Jacob Philadelphia was shot in 2009 by the Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza, who spent all day, every day with the president, capturing thousands of images. What led to the photo is one of the...
Movie Review: “A Life On Our Planet”

Movie Review: “A Life On Our Planet”

Now 94 years old, David Attenborough has spent his life traveling the globe to capture remarkable footage of nature in all its glory. In shows that first aired on the BBC and were then distributed in the US and elsewhere, he has brought us closer to species we’d...
Movie Review: “Stuntwomen”

Movie Review: “Stuntwomen”

I’ve always been impressed by the people who do stunts in movies, from fight scenes to car crashes to jumping onto moving trains to being lit ablaze. That’s why I was drawn to “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story.” The documentary traces the...