RSS

Glenn McDonald

the-gentlemen-Christopher Raphael.jpg

photo by Christopher Raphael

The action comedy turns on an ace Matthew McConaughey performance as a good-guy weed baron, a twisty script, inventive action, and baroque bad-guy dialogue. Read more

Screen

1.22_Screen_A Hidden Life.jpg

photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Based on the true story of a conscientious objector in WWII Austria, Malick's latest grand cosmic vision also has contemporary resonance. Read more

Screen

Marriage-Story.jpg

photo courtesy of Netflix

A relatively amicable split goes supernova when lawyers get involved in Noah Baumbach's indictment of the divorce-law machine. Read more

Screen

Molly Ivins-min.jpg

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Ivins bucked both geography and genealogy to become a leading voice of the liberal left for more than fifty years. Read more

Screen

After the Wedding.jpg

photo by Kevin Nunes/courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

There’s a moment in this gender-flipped remake of a 2006 Danish drama when Julianne Moore unleashes all of her firepower, and I swear my heart actually stopped for a beat. Read more

Screen

8.21_screen_pb falcon_Zack-Gottsagen-and-Shia-LaBeouf-in-THE-PEANUT-BUTTER-FALCON-Photo-Credit-Seth-Johnson-Courtesy-of-Roadside-Attractions-and-Armory-Films.gif

Photo by Seth Johnson/courtesy of Roadside Attractions and Armory Films

Shia LaBeouf risks becoming more famous for his offscreen adventures than his onscreen ones, but he's a genuinely soulful presence here. Read more

Screen

sword-of-trust-film-marc-maron-review.jpg

Photo courtesy of the filmmakers

In the very funny and surprisingly moving new film, Maron is a pawnshop owner in Birmingham, Alabama, who stumbles into a strange moneymaking opportunity. Read more

Screen

marc-maron-goodnights-preview.jpg

Photo by Dmitri von Klein

The actor and comedian might be most famous for his podcast, "WTF," but his screen roles and stand-up are close seconds. Read more

Stage

Jake Gyllenhaal in Spider-Man Far From Home_photo by Jay Maidment.jpg

photo by Jay Maidment/courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment

It doesn't bode well for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" that its Venice, Berlin, Prague, and London all feel like Busch Gardens in August, and Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio falls flat. Read more

Screen

Men in Black International_photo courtesy of Columba Pictures.jpg

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

What if "Men in Black," but Morocco and Chris Hemsworth's torso? Read more

Screen

Fellow Tolkien nerds, be forewarned: As a movie-going experience, this is surprisingly depressing. Read more

Screen

5.1_Screen_Long-Shot_Seth_Rogen_Charlize_Theron.jpg

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate Publicity

Seth Rogen is an alt-weekly writer dating Charlize Theron? Who is secretary of state? Really. Read more

Screen

TA_03510_1.max-2000x2000.jpg

Photo by David Appleby

The Aftermath's director, James Kent, lingers on every corny image: Rachel playing piano in the blue light of dusk, Stephen splitting logs in a cable-knit sweater. Read more

Screen

1.jpg

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir plays Halla, a community choir director who moonlights as a badass eco-activist and saboteur. Read more

Screen

2.20_Screen_Arctic_Helen-Sloan-for-Bleecker-Street.jpg

Photo by Helen Stone / Bleecker Street

Joe Penna's film opens locally on Friday, Feb. 22 Read more

Screen

2.13_Screen_Capernaum-brief_photo-by-Christopher-Aoun,-courtesy-of-Sony-Pictures-Classics.jpg

Photo by Christopher Aoun / Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The Cannes Jury Prize-Winner opens locally on Friday, Feb. 15. Read more

Screen

1.23_Screen_Stand-&-Ollie_Photo-by-Nick-Wall,-Courtesy-of-Sony-Pictures-Classics.jpg

Photo by Nick Wall

The Laurel & Hardy biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly opens locally on Friday, Jan. 25. Read more

Screen

1.16-screen-destroyer-annapurna.jpg

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures

Karyn Kusama's brutal crime drama opens at Alamo Drafthouse in Raleigh on Friday, Jan. 18. Read more

Screen

It's a sign of the changing times that one of our favorite films of the year barely made it to the big screen at all. Read more

, , , , , Screen

image1.jpg

photo courtesy of greenbookfilm.com

The title refers to The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for African-American travelers published in the days of segregation and sundown laws. Read more

Screen