Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

While Melfi is obviously a talented writer, his chops do not shine in this kitschy and confused film.

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:25pm

Rather, those examining the history of bad film should look to one Edward D. Wood Jr., the mind behind B-movie flops such as “Bride of the Monster” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space.”

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:34pm

Östlund invites viewers to think critically about the complex themes being discussed, even in bizarre and literally monkeyish ways.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

The best comedies exist at the intersection of humor and heart; they make their audience laugh, of course, but they don’t forget the humanity of the characters delivering the jokes.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:07pm

Maybe it was the string of duds I was coming off enduring. Maybe it was the aligning of the sun and stars. Maybe it was the eggnog. Whatever the reason, halfway through the movie, I had to a realization. This wasn’t just a good Christmas movie. For increasingly cynical times, 'Elf' is just about the most perfect Christmas movie imaginable.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Detroit — a city whose past reminds us of the American Dream. Once drenched in streamlined chrome and automated wonder, Detroit was the hottest city this side of the Mississippi. Yet, in July 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, leaving the nation and world wondering: What happened to Motor City? What caused this once-booming city center of culture and life to drown in over $18 billion of debt?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:16pm

The undeniable backbone of the film is Ross Lynch’s portrayal of Dahmer.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:39am

Kogonada features these buildings in his recent film, 'Columbus' — a breathtaking arthouse drama that follows the intertwining lives of Jin, Casey and the town of Columbus itself.

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:32pm

"And I think in a way, the story is a story that is so universal. But because there’s been a lack of female creators that it’s one that’s less documented than male coming-of-age."

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 4:37pm

The film feels like a one-man show that, for all the talent Washington brings to the table, can’t seem to create a world that’s interesting enough to hold the attention of audiences.