Fred Rogers: a lantern for troubled times

I'm not likely to see a more memorable, meaningful movie all year. Neither are you.


Into the woods with Will and Tom

From the director of Winter's Bone, Leave No Trace is a powerful portrait of a father and daughter that asks us what…


Are Bob, Helen, Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack still Incredible?

Incredibles 2 suffers a bit from a predictable twist and from themes that get, like Elastigirl, bent out of shape. But…


In which I wrestle with Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

The most invigorating subject of discussion at the movies this year is also a difficult and, for me, frustrating film.


A jewel heist that stole my ten dollars

Ocean's 8 should've been a blast. It's a missed opportunity in so many ways.


Pope Francis: A Man of His Word — a Looking Closer film forum

Can a documentary about the Pope give us a complex, nuanced, truthful vision that is more than just a vehicle for a…