Film

‘Soul’ Is A Jazzy, Joyful Celebration Of Life

by Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Aisha Harris and Glen Weldon In Disney and Pixar’s Soul, a jazz musician voiced by Jamie Foxx falls down a manhole and finds himself teetering between life and the afterlife. He winds up on a New York adventure with a wandering soul, voiced by Tina Fey, who needs help getting ready

‘Jingle Jangle’ Director David E. Talbert Calls Film ‘A Love Letter To My Childhood’

by Michel Martin and Janaya Williams Whimsical, larger-than-life movie protagonists — Ebenezer Scrooge, Caractacus Potts, Mary Poppins, Willy

Let Us Be Your +1 To ‘The Prom’

by Glen Weldon, Aisha Harris, Mark Blankenship and Margaret H. Willison Based on a sudsy, splashy 2018 Broadway

‘Mank’ Takes On Hollywood Politics And The Legend of ‘Citizen Kane’

by Stephen Thompson, Aisha Harris, Bilal Qureshi, and Monica Castillo Starring Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, Mank captures the artistic

Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds

by Felix Contreras This fall, Mexican folk music takes the spotlight in two separate documentaries.  Linda and the Mocking Birds takes a trip to a small town in northern Mexico with Linda Ronstadt. She accompanies a group of young musicians and dancers from the Bay Area cultural group Los Cenzontles, which translates to “mockingbirds.” For decades, Ronstadt has

‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’ Is Fast, Funny, Multi-Faceted And No Small Feat

by Justin Chang While the American film industry still has a long way to go in nurturing movies made by women and people of color, the Sundance Film Festival has long provided an important platform for marginalized voices. This is the festival that recently introduced us to pictures like The Farewell, from Lulu Wang, and Clemency, from Chinonye

In ‘I’m Thinking Of Ending Things,’ A Couple Gets Stuck In A Dreamlike Limbo

by Glen Weldon After finishing writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, which hurls so many things at you as

‘Mulan’: A Beloved Disney Classic Reimagined As Martial Arts Epic

by Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Mallory Yu, and Kathy Tu The biggest movie so far to be bumped

‘Boys State’ Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well

by Justin Chang Since they were founded in the 1930s by the American Legion, the Boys State and