Stories from Movies
‘Marguerite’ strangely wry, moving
“Marguerite” isn’t a comedy so much as a love story. True love, it seems, isn’t just blind; it must be deaf, too.
‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ a dud
Played by Adrian Sparks in a style better suited for dinner theater, Hemingway comes across as a complete cypher.
‘Dough’ mostly a recipe of old ideas
Simplistic, stale and sitcom-ish, “Dough” follows a cranky Jewish baker who rises above prejudice to bond with a Muslim immigrant he has hired.
‘Mother’s Day’ aims to ruin another holiday
It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays.
‘Sold’: Sometimes good intentions not enough
Every film has good intentions, and all filmmakers want their work to reach an audience. But no film should get a pass simply because its intentions are noble.
‘Elvis & Nixon’ revisits bizarre piece of pop-political ephemera
The film comes across as a wispy, 'Mad Men'—like period piece awash in the era’s funkiest R&B tunes, faded color schemes and kitschy material details.
'Miles Ahead' a breathtaking bio of jazz great
Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis as a man who could improvise a unique sound because he sensed notes we don’t expect from music.
‘Winding Stream’ tells story of country’s Carter and Cash
This jam-packed oral history of the Carter and Cash families weaves the voices of prominent musicians with those of family members past and present.