Not Many Jokes in “Joker”

The comic book picture has conquered American movies. Nine of the top twenty box office hits this decade were superhero films; the…

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Bad Dad Astra

“Ad Astra” is an ambitious movie, both thematically and visually audacious. It succeeds as a first-rate portrayal of space travel during a…

The 2018 Anti-Oscars

If you watched the snoozefest that was this year’s Oscars, you might believe that 2018 was a terrible year for movies. The…