Movie News & Reviews

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: 'Crown Heights' is a story that must be told

One of the most fundamental foundations of the legal system – known as the Blackstone ratio because of 18th century English jurist William Blackstone – is that it is better for 10 guilty persons to get away free than for one innocent man to suffer. Even with that guiding principle, there are an estimated 120,000 innocent people in prison.

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A couple of Safdies out for a 'Good Time'

In sync with the pace of their latest feature, "Good Time," things are moving fast for Josh and Ben Safdie. At this year's Cannes Film Festival their mad sprint of a crime thriller, starring Robert Pattinson as a small-time hood scrambling one step ahead of the law after a bank robbery, enjoyed a warm reception (not without controversy; see below). The prestigious distributor A24, backers of last year's Academy Award-winning gem "Moonlight," is handling "Good Time" as well as the Safdie brothers' next film, "Uncut Gems," based on their father's experiences in midtown Manhattan's diamond district. That one is set to star Jonah Hill; Scott Rudin is producing, with Martin Scorsese aboard as executive producer. Big league time.

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Movie review: 'Beach Rats' embraces casual splendor

Directors often command attention for their project through expensive special effects, complicated stories or frantic visual styling. More often than not, this moviemaking bravado is either a sign that the person at the wheel doesn't know how to steer the cinematic ship or that the vessel is being cleverly guided so that massive dark shadows cover over the harsh glare of the project's weaknesses.

Videos

'Generational Sins' official teaser trailer

Two estranged brothers set out on a road trip to the home one doesn’t know and the other wants to forget.
Third Brother Films
'Generational Sins' official teaser trailer 1:15

'Generational Sins' official teaser trailer

Movie Preview, Ghostbusters and The Infiltrator 2:07

Movie Preview, Ghostbusters and The Infiltrator

Movie Preview, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and The Secret Life of Pets 1:45

Movie Preview, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and The Secret Life of Pets

The Legend of Tarzan, The BFG and The Purge: Election Year movie previews 2:05

The Legend of Tarzan, The BFG and The Purge: Election Year movie previews