Diversions

Grimness of ‘Black Widow’ offset by acting . . . and even a bit of jocularity

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script by Eric Pearson, "Black Widow" is everything that Marvel movies usually are: well-made, absorbing, overlong, uneven.

Lavish ‘Cruella’ deserves popularity despite drawn out, weighty narrative

Cruella is a fairly enjoyable spectacle, overall, but, like Maleficent, it shrinks its title character a bit.

In ‘Mortal Kombat,’ R-rating means kids stay away — and maybe you, too

There are plenty of gory scenes that might scare kids in the new "Mortal Kombat."

Pfeiffer’s enchantingly brittle portrayal carries wistful comedy ‘French Exit’

Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges star in “French Exit,” a comedy that at times is laugh-out-loud funny, but with an aching sadness to it, as well.

Considering a return to theaters? 3 offbeat, acclaimed films worth the trip

For seekers of worthy film offerings, three offbeat but critically acclaimed stories of American struggles are worth checking out: Nomadland, Minari and The Mauritanian.

2020: During pandemic, the show went on in a very weird year for film

In 2020, it was, for most of us, vastly truncated moviegoing in a weird year for film..

Kyrene del Norte alum hits ‘cloud nine’ with Best Short Film award at festival

Kyrene del Norte alum and film writer-director Johnny Ysaguirre, delivers an award-winning short film in "Nice Shirt."

Sean Connery 1930-2020

While Sean Connery may be remembered at least as much for his fine post-James Bond work as for his driving Aston Martins, deploying double entendre and flirting with Miss Moneypenny, he still is the best of the Bonds.
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