Movie: ‘Us’

In the top-notch but excessively bloody horror fantasy “Us” (Universal), writer-director Jordan Peele takes that trope to a whole new level.

Movie: ‘Captive State’

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — With the sci-fi drama “Captive State” (Focus), director and co-writer Rupert Wyatt has set out to tell a thoughtful, […]

Movie: ‘Five Feet Apart’

“Five Feet Apart” (Lionsgate), a generally engaging young-adult romantic drama about the redeeming power of sacrificial love, is aimed, with the precision of a heat-seeking missile, at 17-year-old girls.

Movie: ‘Wonder Park’

The most frequently used word in the animated adventure “Wonder Park” (Paramount) is “splendiferous.”

A moral force or a fake? A closer look at Tyler Perry’s Madea

The arrival of “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” billed as the last of Perry’s 11 films featuring his signature alter ego, Mabel “Madea” Simmons, would appear to be an ideal opportunity for reflection on what this character has meant as a moral force.