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Glass Onion: Knives Out Sequel Review

Ensemble movies with big name stars tend to be a blast because we get to imagine the interaction between them behind the scenes. But murder mysteries, in particular, are so enjoyable because they often feel like plays where the actors are encouraged to ramp up the acting so the people in the back of the… Read More »

Review of Bruins’ Mitchell Miller Signing Complete; ‘No Misconduct’ Found | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A law firm conducting an independent review into the Boston Bruins’ signing of defenseman Mitchell Miller found “no misconduct” in their vetting process but recommended a series of changes in the way the organization researches prospective players. By Mark Laserus and other staff members of The Athletic, the law… Read More »

‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ review: Michelle Yeoh joins a violent prequel that’s only worth a few coins

CNN — Ardent fans of “The Witcher” might welcome any related content to pass the time between seasons, and there’s certainly been no shortage of big fantasy prequels this year, including “House of the Dragon” and “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power .” Nevertheless, “The Witcher: Blood Origin” basically feels like a mildly… Read More »

Review: Clumsy Whitney Houston biopic mars its star’s skill

Whitney Houston’s voice was one of a kind and the creative team behind a new big-budget biopic of the singer had no choice but to agree. Naomi Ackie, who plays Houston in “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” turns in a fierce performance but is asked to lip-sync throughout to Houston’s biggest hits. The effect is,… Read More »

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ review: Christian Bale meets Edgar Allan Poe

What “The Pale Blue Eye,” a gothic mystery-thriller adapted by director Scott Cooper from Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel, may lack in fully propulsive storytelling and consistent narrative focus is more than made up for by its handsome physical production and gorgeous camerawork. For its visual appeal alone it’s worth a theatrical visit ahead of its… Read More »

Review: Whodunit ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ chills and satisfies

Grab a jacket or a blanket before you watch Netflix’s engrossing “The Pale Blue Eye.” I don’t care if you’re already in a warm place. You could be on the surface of the sun and still feel chilly watching it. Set during an unrelenting winter in upstate New York in 1830, this frosty movie with… Read More »

Review: Remake ‘Ikiru’? ‘Living,’ with Bill Nighy, tries

It’s probably not fair, this season especially, to recoil at the remaking of a classic. “A Christmas Carol,” for one, has been told and retold countless times, and who among us won’t jump at the chance to watch the Muppets or Bill Murray do their version of Dickens. Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film “Ikiru” has no… Read More »

Review: William Kentridge’s extraordinary meditation on apartheid

The extraordinary survey exhibition of South African artist William Kentridge currently at the Broad comes at an auspicious moment. With the entrenched structural legacies of European colonialism emerging into sharper focus in many parts of the globe — including the United States — while authoritarian political systems burrow in, his charged and eloquent drawings, films,… Read More »