'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Lady Bird': Movie of the Moment, Possible Movie of the Year

'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Lady Bird': Movie of the Moment, Possible Movie of the Year

“Thor: Ragnarok” is about half of a pretty great movie. Whenever Chris Hemsworth is flexing his comedy chops, or Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is arching a punctilious eyebrow, or Jeff Goldblum, with blue fingernails and sparkly gold-lame robe, is looming about as an evil whackjob from Planet Disco — whenever these people are onscreen doing…

'Tragedy Girls': Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp Are Unlicensed to Kill in a Giddy Teen Slasher Flick

'Tragedy Girls': Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp Are Unlicensed to Kill in a Giddy Teen Slasher Flick

“Tragedy Girls” must have been a nifty elevator pitch: two enterprising teens with a true-crime website decide to start providing their own content. That’s it. Just in time for Halloween. Teen slasher comedies are nothing new, but Tragedy Girls is merrily goosed along by the BFF chemistry between its two stars, Brianna Hildebrand (the Negasonic…

'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)': Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman -- and Adam Sandler, at a Career Peak

'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)': Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman -- and Adam Sandler, at a Career Peak

his is not your father’s Woody Allen movie. In “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”, writer-director Noah Baumbach surveys vintage Allen territory — the artsy highlands of New York’s Jewish upper middle class — and finds new comic moves to try, new kinds of laughs to mine. Dustin Hoffman contributes a deadpan comic turn that’s…

'Blade Runner 2049': Ryan Gosling Meets Harrison Ford in One of the Movies' Most Famous Dystopias

'Blade Runner 2049': Ryan Gosling Meets Harrison Ford in One of the Movies' Most Famous Dystopias

Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” isn’t so much a sequel to Ridley Scott’s original film, released in 1982; it’s more of a hazy memory. Gone are the neo-1940s noir stylings and the drifting melancholy of that great Vangelis score. In their place we have a more dialed-down costume design: fleece-collar coats and simple straight skirts,…

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle': Colin Firth Back on the neo-Bond Beat with Channing Tatum and...Elton John

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle': Colin Firth Back on the neo-Bond Beat with Channing Tatum and...Elton John

Like its predecessor, the new “Kingsman” movie is a bit too much of a good thing. In the first film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” director Matthew Vaughn came up with a giddy take on the early Bond movies, this time focusing on an “independent intelligence agency” headquartered in a high-end tailor shop in London’s Savile…