Movie recommendations from critic Kenneth Turan and other reviewers.
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn Impeccably directed by
Carol Impeccably acted by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in love, with an exquisite look captured by cinematographer Ed Lachman,
Creed In the hands of director
The Good Dinosaur The latest Pixar event is antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters, and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer animated feature. (Kenneth Turan) PG. Read the review.
Hitchcock/Truffaut Smart, thoughtful and elegantly done, this fine documentary is more than an authoritative look at the careers and interpersonal dynamics of directors Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut, it's also a love letter to film itself, to the value and lure of the cinematic experience. (Kenneth Turan) PG-13. Read the review.
Room Brie Larson excels in a film able to give full weight to both sides of the emotional equation as it tells the story of a young woman imprisoned for years in a single room in a tiny shed and the young son who was born to her there and knows no other world. (Kenneth Turan) R. Read the review.
Sicario Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Taylor Sheridan, the film depicts the border between the United States and Mexico as a zone of anxiety and often violent transformation, and manages to somehow be sleek and sprawling, focused and cagey at the same time. With Emily Blunt,
Spotlight The saga of how the Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for uncovering sexual abuse by Catholic priests, the film is mightily impressive not only because of the importance of the story it tells but also because of how much effort and skill went into bringing it to the screen in the best possible way (Kenneth Turan) R. Read the review.
Trumbo The film paints an engaging portrait of a left-wing crusader toiling in one of Hollywood's most shameful eras, managing to re-create both the glamour and the oppressive mood of post-World War II America. (Rebecca Keegan) R. Read the review.