Saturday, October 21, 2017

Features

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it's always a little disarming to see them make a true children's film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes, maybe even most of...

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Your first response to "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — REALLY good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood.

The opening scene finds Danny in the driver's seat beside Eliza, his teenage...

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood's notice. Despite its title, "Marshall," too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall's early career as counsel for the NAACP....

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other.

No, no, no. Are you crazy? They fall in love —...

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount motel off a busy street called The Magic Castle.

It's painted in garish shades of lavender...

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

"We're all just looking out for something real," says Robin Wright's police captain in "Blade Runner 2049."

Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of "Blade Runner," is speaking to her replicant detective whose name is his serial number: KDC-3-7 — or "K," for short (...

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels says he's consumed by fear each time he films a new scene.

Even after Daniels found meteoric success through films such as "Monster's Ball," ''Precious" and "The Butler," along with his popular TV series "Empire," he still worries that his work won't...

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain's royal court at the turn of the 20th century.

You were perhaps thinking of the film "Mrs. Brown," starring Judi...

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie.

In 2013, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman went to watch his ex-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, run the Boston Marathon. He was there when the bombs went off and lost both of his legs as a result. An Associated Press photograph of Bauman,...

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

Looking to increase the decibel level but not the noise, SHOOT sought out music and sound industry professionals to gain insights into the creative challenges they face, the recent work that they are most proud of, significant trends and developments, how their roles have evolved, and...