22 July offers timely reminder of old horror, fresh fears
Movie Review: 22 July - New on Netflix
Paul Greengrass’s restrained vérité treatment of the July 22 massacre at a Norwegian kids camp lassos truth of tragedy by showing us the banal face of evil and the chilling effect of fear.
Juliet, Naked strips romance down to nagging self-doubt
Movie review: Juliet, Naked
Director Jesse Peretz brings alt-rock authenticity to Nick Hornby’s story of a singer-songwriter who fell off the map, only to be rediscovered by the long-suffering partner of an obsessive fan. Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd offer pure performance, but it’s Rose Byrne’s quiet navigation of personal desire that redeems the ego-fest.
Leave No Trace Gets Lost on Purpose
Movie Review: Leave No Trace
Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie take on the weight of a father and daughter looking for a place to call home in world that wavers between ambivalence and hostility.
Shailene Woodley’s Hazel Gaze Gives Adrift Direction
Movie Review: Adrift
Director Baltasar Kormákur hoists his mariner's knowledge and fills his narrative sails with believable dangers in this unfathomable survival tale based on the true story of Tami Oldham.
Ron Howard Plays It Safe With Solo
Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story
The backstory for the biggest risk-taker in the Star Wars franchise plays it perfectly safe, meaning Solo gets home in one piece -- riding on decades’ worth of character collateral.