Film

‘American Made’ Finds Tom Cruise Playing a Pilot Again, But This Time He’s a Reckless Fool

‘American Made’ Finds Tom Cruise Playing a Pilot Again, But This Time He’s a Reckless Fool

More Slop Gun than Top Gun, the film follows the outrageous but true story of Barry Seal.

‘American Made’ Finds Tom Cruise Playing a Pilot Again, But This Time He’s a Reckless Fool
‘Friend Request’ Tries to Facespook Audiences, But Datedness Gets in the Way

‘Friend Request’ Tries to Facespook Audiences, But Datedness Gets in the Way

The social-media horror feels slightly behind the times, but it still has some new ideas.

‘Friend Request’ Tries to Facespook Audiences, But Datedness Gets in the Way
Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers

Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers

The Northwest Film Forum’s celebration of local indie film is pushing beyond the movie screen.

Twenty Years Later, Local Sightings Is as Vital as Ever for Northwest Filmmakers
Despite Strong Performances, ‘Rebel in the Rye’ Is a Slump of a Salinger Biopic

Despite Strong Performances, ‘Rebel in the Rye’ Is a Slump of a Salinger Biopic

The film’s subject has gravity of its own, but simple filmmaking decisions get in the way.

Despite Strong Performances, ‘Rebel in the Rye’ Is a Slump of a Salinger Biopic
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‘Crown Heights’ Tracks the Tale of a Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 20 Years

Based on a ‘This American Life’ episode, the film takes a procedural approach.

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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Jest at Windmills in ‘The Trip to Spain’

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Jest at Windmills in ‘The Trip to Spain’

The road-trip film blends fact and fiction, but the jokes are very real.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Jest at Windmills in ‘The Trip to Spain’
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Robert Pattinson Goes From Dreamboat to Sleazeball in ‘Good Time’

The stylish new film follows a bank robber’s feverish series of close calls.

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Steven Soderbergh Pulls a Reverse ‘Ocean’s 11’ in ‘Logan Lucky’

Steven Soderbergh Pulls a Reverse ‘Ocean’s 11’ in ‘Logan Lucky’

A heist is still central, but the conspirators are far from suave.

Steven Soderbergh Pulls a Reverse ‘Ocean’s 11’ in ‘Logan Lucky’
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‘Wind River’ Is a Very Talky Western

Taylor Sheridan’s new film is chock full of dialogue, but that’s also one of its biggest assets.

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‘Detroit’ Spares No Cruel Detail in Its Depiction of American Violence

‘Detroit’ Spares No Cruel Detail in Its Depiction of American Violence

Kathryn Bigelow’s retelling of the 1967 Algiers Motel Incident is a nerve-shredder.

‘Detroit’ Spares No Cruel Detail in Its Depiction of American Violence
Obvious Jokes Weigh Down Jenny Slate’s Follow-Up to Obvious Child

Obvious Jokes Weigh Down Jenny Slate’s Follow-Up to Obvious Child

Landline reaches for the raunchy for wont of a better story.

Obvious Jokes Weigh Down Jenny Slate’s Follow-Up to Obvious Child
War—What Is It Good For? In ‘Dunkirk,’ It’s Great for Overlapping Narratives

War—What Is It Good For? In ‘Dunkirk,’ It’s Great for Overlapping Narratives

Christopher Nolan’s new flick is built of meticulously interlocking storylines.

War—What Is It Good For? In ‘Dunkirk,’ It’s Great for Overlapping Narratives
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is Prime Primate Action

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is Prime Primate Action

The latest in the classic sci-fi series earns all of its bombast.

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is Prime Primate Action
Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen

Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen

The latest reboot succeeds by swapping Peter Parker’s angst with daffy levity.

Marvel Delivers a Well-Adjusted Spider-Teen
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Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” Isn’t Beguiling

The Cannes award-winning Civil War period piece is mere decoration.

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Hirokazu Kore-eda Drops a Sad Sack into a Storm

Even with its on-the-nose metaphor, ‘After the Storm’ is beautifully made.

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Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner

Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner

With a plot seemingly set up for moral payoff, the film refreshingly subverts those expectations.

Salma Hayek Takes on the Rich in Beatriz at Dinner
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“My Cousin Rachel” Succeeds as Pulp With Purpose

An exercise in critical thinking, the film forces us to weigh our own prejudices against the screen.

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Under Its Glossy Exterior, ‘Paris Can Wait’ Is Tone-Deaf

Under Its Glossy Exterior, ‘Paris Can Wait’ Is Tone-Deaf

Full of oblivious privileged characters and well-photographed food, the film is thoroughly off.

Under Its Glossy Exterior, ‘Paris Can Wait’ Is Tone-Deaf
The ghost sharks are neat, though.

In the Fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ Dead Men Tell Old Tales

The latest in the Disney series is a showy summer rehash.

The ghost sharks are neat, though.