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Art Imitates Life -- Inside the Insidious World of Elder Guardianships Feb. 27, 2021

Diane Dimond

Given that this is a crime and justice column, it is pretty safe to say this will likely be the only... Read More

Movie Night for Shut-Ins Dec. 03, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

Right now, it's getting dark so early you've got to come up with something to do. Something fun and ... Read More

'Stardust': The Early Days of David Bowie Brought Back to Life by Johnny Flynn Nov. 20, 2020


A rock-star biopic without a note of the rock star's music in it is an unpromising thing. Witness th... Read More

May 21, 2020 May. 21, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 17 years old and still in high school. I recently became "Jake's" girlfriend. We've... Read More

'Capone': Even Tom Hardy Can't Bring This Listless Mob Flick to Life May. 15, 2020


One of the interesting things about "Capone" — the only interesting thing, actually — is... Read More

Cinematic Cosmic Action Sequence May. 10, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday, Weekly

If the month of May 2020 were a movie, this week would be the action sequence. Mercury enters Gemini... Read More

Plague Movies: Offbeat Options for Waiting out the Apocalypse Apr. 03, 2020


Now that we have all the time in the world on our hands, filling it with movies has become an organi... Read More

'Harriet': An Account of a Life Exemplified by Faith, Hope and Love Nov. 07, 2019

From the Desk of Dr. J

Go down, Moses Way down in Egypt land Tell old Pharaoh to Let my people go! This was one of the firs... Read More

'The Current War: Director's Cut': Lighting Up With Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon Oct. 25, 2019


"The Current War" is an elegantly made movie about the late-19th century battle between Thomas Ediso... Read More

Workaround Moon Sep. 29, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The heroes in the movies are self-reliant and adaptive in the face of stress. Of course, these quali... Read More

'Ad Astra' and 'One Cut of the Dead': Brad Pitt's Outer-Space Daddy Issues and a Look Behind The Scenes at the Zombie Apocalypse Sep. 20, 2019


In the near future, for the usual all-too-human reasons, the beleaguered people of Earth are looking... Read More

'As a Man Thinketh in His Heart, So Is He' Aug. 22, 2019

From the Desk of Dr. J

The recently released "Brian Banks" movie tells the inspirational and gut-wrenching story of Banks' ... Read More

'Child's Play': Return of the Tiresome Terror Tyke Jun. 21, 2019


For a guy — well, an evil doll — like Chucky, life has always been nasty and brutish, al... Read More

'Men in Black: International' and 'The Dead Don't Die': The Unrequested Return of a Vintage Comedy Franchise, and a Brand-New Brain-Dead Zombie Riff Jun. 14, 2019


Twenty-two years after the launch of their original series, the Men in Black are back. But why? Well... Read More

'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Mapplethorp': Slow-Boil Irish Horror and a Biopic for the Master of Rough-Trade Sex Photography Mar. 01, 2019


The world would be a less stressful place, or at least a less silly one, if clueless people would st... Read More

What America Needs: A Truly Great American Movie Feb. 02, 2019

Mark Shields

During long, gray, bleak winters — before the women's and men's college basketball tournaments... Read More


Lynda Hirsch on Television

Soap head writers are like sports managers. They are hired to be fired. Mal Evans, who executive pro... Read More


Lynda Hirsch on Television

Jacob Young (Rick Forrester on "Bold and Beautiful") can tell you what a small world show business c... Read More

'The Favourite': Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman Rule in a Fabulously Nasty Historical Comedy Nov. 23, 2018


"The Favourite" is not your traditional historical biopic. In one scene, set in the royal bedchamber... Read More

Neil Armstrong's Words Vindicate Film Omission Nov. 05, 2018

Daily Editorials

We saw "First Man" over the weekend. At first, we were hesitant to see the film because of director ... Read More