“Lady Bird” shares many similarities with “Real Women Have Curves.” But there are more systemic barriers to blame for the film’s dismissal by Oscar voters.
Author Archives: MONICA CASTILLO
In this tragicomedy, an actress and a playwright scrape by with corporate gigs, but set their sights on loftier artistic goals.
A villain’s demise, a parent’s absence. That’s how death used to figure in animated movies for children. Thanks to Pixar and now “Coco,” that’s changing.
“Wonder Woman,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “Wonderstruck,” “Wonder Wheel” and just plain “Wonder” — movies with suchlike titles but different aims.
When the brother of Dianna Agron’s character is accused of murder, it’s up to her to save him and their family reputation.
An alcoholic cop and her pregnant daughter are forced to reckon with their mistakes in this Peruvian drama.
Twenty-five years after they split, two former high school sweethearts reluctantly reunite for an awkward night.
A profiteering mayor threatens to displace a city park’s animal residents unless a grumpy squirrel named Surly can wreck his plans.
Jody Lambert’s lighthearted comedy about the panic in a fictitious town after “The War of the Worlds” radio drama in 1938.
A sprawling documentary retraces the birth of the punk scene in the Bay Area, where bands like Green Day and Rancid came together and thrived.