Review: “Toy Story 4”

3.5 out of 5 stars. “Toy Story 3” brought Pixar’s “Toy Story” franchise to a perfect conclusion.  The films are important for many reasons.  They’re some of the best animated movies ever made, boasting stories that are entertaining, clever, and heartfelt, told by richly drawn characters; in fact, it wouldn’t be too crazy to say […]

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Review: “The Post”

3.5 out of 5 stars. The year is 2018, not 1971, and most of us get our news from the internet, not from newspapers.  Yet Steven Spielberg’s new drama “The Post” is as timely as ever, raising questions about the first amendment, about a woman’s ability to be a leader in a male-dominated industry, about […]

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Review: “Inferno”

2 out of 5 stars. Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels aren’t particularly good, and neither were their film adaptations.  So when I say that “Inferno”—the third film based on the third novel in Brown’s series—is better than “Angels and Demons” and about on par with “The Da Vinci Code,” that’s not a compliment. Ron Howard […]

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