Film & TV

Director John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch” is a barren film adaptation. It’s beautiful to look at and filled with prestige actors, but has no idea what to do with the source material it’s taken from. Crowley’s …

Centered around a career-best performance from Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” is a cocky, true crime story with a heart of gold.  Director Lorene Scafaria’s assured third feature is an adaptation of Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York …

Film & TV

With “IT Chapter Two,” director Andy Muschietti (“It,” “Mama”) evokes the grotesque mix of emotions only one’s hometown can inspire, resulting in a conclusion film that’s weirder, longer and impressively bloodier than its first chapter. …

Unscripted

Kicking off season two of Unscripted are managing editor Emily Rosca and arts film critic Lucas Naber with a review of satirical horror film “Ready or Not.” Directed by collective Radio Silence (comprised of directors …

Film & TV

In vicious horror satire “Ready or Not,” film collective Radio Silence (“10/31/98” segment of “V/H/S,” “Devil’s Due”) uses a cynical worldview and sick sense of humor to lampoon ultra-wealthy families.  The collective — consisting of …

Film & TV

It may have taken 20 years of making music, but Dirty Heads frontman Jared Watson, known as Dirty J, has made an album he’s satisfied with from beginning to end in “Super Moon,” released Aug. …

Film & TV

A broadly sincere coming-of-age story about music’s ability to improve lives, “Blinded by the Light” is simultaneously the corniest and most inspiring movie of the year so far. It doesn’t hurt that the story’s focus …

Film & TV

Being a tween isn’t easy. Between trying to build a status with the cool kids at school, exploring the possibility of romantic relationships and learning every bad word in the book, the life of a …