Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Henriad”, “The King,” starring Timothee Chalamet as King Henry V, is a surprisingly gritty film for Netflix. Better than most other Netflix releases by a good portion, the medieval film’s depiction of the harsh realities of war and political corruption fail to…

A unique spin on the cop procedural and mystery films of days gone by, “In the Shadow of the Moon” wonders what would happen if science fiction was added on top of that murder mystery. Set in a grim, parallel Philadelphia in 1988, the film loses track of the most intriguing parts of the stor…

After “Joker” won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, garnering an eight-minute standing ovation and early Oscar buzz, the movie became an instant lightening rod for controversy. Some early reviews called the picture “incel-friendly,” many worried that it would cause copycat violence …

KETCHUM — The Sun Valley Center for the Arts 2019–2020 Film Series continues Thursday with the 22nd annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival — a one-of-a-kind cinematic event during which film lovers around the world will see the same short films (18 minutes in length or less) during a two-week …

A sci-fi film aiming to observe the human state through the vast, infinite lens of space, James Gray’s “Ad Astra” tells the classic man versus himself story in a distant, semi-dystopian universe. No doubt taking inspiration thematically from films like” Solaris” and “Space Odyssey: 2001,” Br…

It’s unfortunate that the crime genre conventions used to indict crony capitalism or to outline the reality of modern class struggles are the films often celebrated as the definitive American movies. Cinema that includes such examples as “Goodfellas,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Big S…

Based on the 2008 novel by Garth Stein, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” gives a more mature insight to a dog’s perspective, not dissimilar to the “A Dog’s Purpose” franchise. Told from the pup’s perspective, this slice-of-life film shows the ups and downs of Enzo’s, and his owner, Denny’s, l…

“Ready or Not” exemplifies the type of genre-bending joyride that too many horror films forget that they can be. The concept — a murderous game of hide and seek — has both thrills and comedy baked into the premise, and the lively cast of character actors lean into the knowingly silly premise…

Based on Alvin Schwartz’ 1981 short story anthology book of the same name, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” gives cinematic life to the stories and illustrations that have kept generations of children up at night. Directed by Andre Ovredal and written and produced by Academy-Award winner …

Telling the same rags-to-riches story that has been told thousands of times over throughout history, “Teen Spirit,” written and directed by actor Max Minghella in his directorial debut, is an uncompromising, in-the-moment music drama that is both filled with moments of surprising maturity an…