Claymation pioneer is celebrated in documentary ‘Claydream’

Animator Will Vinton, the creator of the California Raisins and other stop-motion characters, is the subject of the documentary "Claydream."

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 16, 2022

Nicholas Evans, whose ‘Horse Whisperer’ became a phenomenon, dies at 72

The British novelist's first book sold more than 15 million copies and was adapted into a hit movie starring Robert Redford.

By Harrison SmithAugust 15, 2022

Anne Heche, wide-ranging actress, dies at 53 after car crash

She appeared in films including "Donnie Brasco" and "Six Days Seven Nights" and broke ground with Ellen DeGeneres as a celebrity same-sex couple in the 1990s.

By Brian MurphyAugust 14, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Summering’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

August 12, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘The Princess,’ ‘Day Shift’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Ann Hornaday and Michael O'SullivanAugust 11, 2022

‘Mack & Rita,’ a comedy about aging women, grows old fast

A 30-year-old (Elizabeth Lail) is transformed into her 70-year-old self (Diane Keaton) in this predictable fantasy.

By Kristen Page-KirbyAugust 10, 2022

‘Fall’: Sweaty palms and a bad screenplay at 2,000 feet

Thriller about two young women stranded atop a TV tower is effectively gut-wrenching, but dumb.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 10, 2022

Aubrey Plaza is stellar in so-so crime thriller ‘Emily the Criminal’

Noirish drama about credit card fraud is anchored by a fierce performance by the former ‘Parks and Rec’ actress.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 10, 2022

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’: A slasher with some surprisingly sharp satire

A group of rich 20-somethings gather to play a party game that turns deadly (and pretty funny at times).

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 9, 2022

Roger Mosley, the chopper pilot T.C. on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ dies at 83

He starred opposite Tom Selleck on “Magnum, P.I.,” the hit crime drama, and was praised for playing the musical title character in Gordon Parks's "Leadbelly."

By Harrison SmithAugust 8, 2022

Olivia Newton-John, pop singer and ‘Grease’ star, dies at 73

The sugar-sweet performer with a string of No. 1 hits was also an advocate for cancer research.

By Adam BernsteinAugust 8, 2022

‘Queen of Glory’: A child of Ghanaian immigrants at sea in the Bronx

Nana Mensah wrote, directed and stars in a New York story about reconnecting with your roots.

By Pat PaduaAugust 8, 2022

James Morosini was catfished by his father. He turned it into a film.

The ink-black comedy "I Love My Dad” showcases Morosini’s affinity for screenplays with “a taboo embedded in them.”

By Ty BurrAugust 6, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Luck’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

August 5, 2022

‘Easter Sunday’: Comedy about Filipino American culture rings true-ish

Jo Koy plays a fictionalized version of himself in the family comedy "Easter Sunday."

By Pat PaduaAugust 4, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘Prey’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 4, 2022

Lena Dunham’s ‘Sharp Stick’ has a point to make. But what is it?

Film charting a young woman’s journey of sexual self-discovery is uneven, ambiguous and unnerving.

By Ann HornadayAugust 3, 2022

‘Thirteen Lives’: Thai cave rescue film offers thrills without frills

Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen play real-life rescuers in Ron Howard’s effective thriller, based on actual events.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 3, 2022

Bum ‘Luck’: First film from John Lasseter’s new studio lacks charm

"Luck," an animated feature that attempts to crib from "Inside Out" and "Soul," is set in a world where good and bad fortune are manufactured, like commodities.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 3, 2022

‘I Love My Dad’: Weird and wonderful story of catfishing your own son

Patton Oswalt plays an emotionally distant father who masquerades as a waitress online to connect to his son. It’s a comedy.

By Ann HornadayAugust 2, 2022