It’s Not Just A Phase: ‘How To Build A Girl’ Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

By Ailsa Chang Beanie Feldstein does not like the way teenage experimentation and growth gets dismissed as just a phase. “There

What Alice Wu Wants To Say In ‘The Half Of It’

By Natalie Escobar When director Alice Wu’s Saving Face premiered in 2004, it stood out from the vast majority of

Troubled Teen Finds New Direction In Clear-Eyed ‘Bull’

By Scott Tobias “Can’t you just take me to juvie?” There’s a disturbing resignation to the way Kris, a 14-year-old white girl from a run-down Houston suburb, poses the question to a cop who’s picked her up for trashing a neighbor’s house. Her mother is already in jail and her grandmother, dirt poor and overtaxed

South African ‘Queen Sono’ Is A Savvy Secret Agent — And A First For Netflix

by Michel Martin Queen Sono is both a classic spy thriller and a ground-breaking entertainment endeavor. The drama is Netflix’s first

It Ain’t Cabot Cove: Murder In Maine Haunts The Twisty ‘Blow The Man Down’

by Scott Tobias Note: Blow The Man Down will be available for streaming Friday, March 20, on Amazon Prime. Tourists

While Waiting Out The Pandemic, It’s Worth A Watch Of These Classic Films

by Bob Mondello Critics are often asked “What’s your favorite movie?” — and most of us have learned to deflect the question. If you see a few hundred films a year, “favorite” is a moving target. Stiil, when pressed, I do have a ready answer: Buster Keaton’s silent, Civil-War comedy The General. The 1926 black and

‘First Cow’: A Profound, Ruminative Western

by Chris Klimek First Cow, writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s seventh feature and her fifth collaboration with novelist/screenwriter John Raymond, is

‘The Night Clerk’: Hitchcockian Premise, Half-Cocked Execution

by Mark Jenkins Everyday life is a big mystery to Bart, a 23-year-old hotel worker who describes himself