Movie Review: “The Report”

Movie Review: “The Report”

In 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee finally released a report on the CIA torturing suspected Al Qaeda terrorists captured after 9/11 and during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. That summary and all the underlying information were the result of an investigation...
Movie Review: “Clemency”

Movie Review: “Clemency”

When your job is executing death row prisoners, it’s best not to have a guilty conscience. But after ending the lives of eleven men — the last in a botched procedure — the job has been getting to warden Bernadine Williams. Now, as she has to oversee...
Movie Review: “The Good Liar”

Movie Review: “The Good Liar”

Before walking into the theater, I knew seeing acting legends Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan together would be fun — and it is. In “The Good Liar,” McKellan plays con man Roy Courtnay, who meets lonely widows via online dating and then scams them out...
Movie Review: “Standing Up, Falling Down”

Movie Review: “Standing Up, Falling Down”

Scott Rollins is a struggling comedian in Los Angeles with a career that’s gone nowhere. Giving up on his dream, he moves back in with his parents and sister on Long Island with no plan, no idea what to do with his life. One night, while drinking at his favorite...
Movie Review: “Midway”

Movie Review: “Midway”

In the summer of 1942, the US and Japan fought the Battle of Midway, a sea-and-air engagement that was pivotal in turning the tide of the war in the Pacific. The story was told on film in 1976, with an all-star cast that included Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Glenn...
Charles Brandt, “I Hear You Paint Houses”

Charles Brandt, “I Hear You Paint Houses”

Martin Scorsese’s new movie is “The Irishman,” starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, as well as lots of other names you’ll recognize (Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Jesse Plemons, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Romano). It will be open in...