What to watch with your kids: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ and more

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

October 7, 2022

Middleburg Film Festival turns 10 with largest program ever

The Middleburg festival has always punched above its weight. Its challenge now is growing without changing too much.

By Ann HornadayOctober 6, 2022

French actresses cut their hair in solidarity with Iranian women

Actresses including Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard cut their hair to show support for Iranian demonstrators protesting the death of Mahsa Amini.

By Adela SulimanOctober 6, 2022
Review

‘Hold Me Tight’ is a meditation on grief both haunting and detached

Vicky Krieps plays a woman who only seems to have left her family without explanation.

By Michael O'SullivanOctober 6, 2022

New movies to stream from home: ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Olivia McCormack and Omari DanielsOctober 6, 2022
Review

‘Riotsville, USA’ is a history lesson and a meditation on policing

'Riotsville, USA’ is a history lesson and a meditation on policing

By Mark JenkinsOctober 6, 2022
Review

‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ will melt even the most coldblooded heart

Shawn Mendes voices a singing crocodile in the charming musical adaptation of Bernard Waber’s long-running picture book series.

By Thomas FloydOctober 6, 2022

Charles Fuller, who won Pulitzer for ‘A Soldier’s Play,’ dies at 83

His acclaimed play about a Black sergeant’s murder was performed by leading African American actors and adapted into an Oscar-nominated film.

By Harrison SmithOctober 4, 2022
Review

‘Amsterdam’: True-ish shaggy-dog tale from 1933 (with echoes of 2022)

Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie headline a film that’s equal parts fact and fiction

By Ann HornadayOctober 4, 2022
Review

‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’: Too much story, not enough life

Movie based on Gabrielle Zevin’s 2014 bestseller is a love letter to books that gets bogged down by plot.

By Michael O'SullivanOctober 4, 2022

Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Brando’s Oscar, dies at 75

As the first Native American woman to stand onstage at the Oscars, she called out discrimination and injustice against American Indians.

By Harrison SmithOctober 3, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ and more

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

September 30, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'Sullivan and Ann HornadaySeptember 29, 2022
Review

Dumb ‘Blonde’: Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in misguided biopic

Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates novel is a morbid, leering and tasteless abasement

By Ann HornadaySeptember 28, 2022
Review

‘Bros,’ the first big-studio R-rated gay rom-com, is for everyone

Star and co-writer Billy Eichner delivers a stream of wry (and relatable) one-liners out a fire hose filled with vinegar

By Ann HornadaySeptember 28, 2022
Review

A Disney scion takes on the Mouse House in ‘The American Dream’

Filmmaker Abigail Disney, great-niece of Walt Disney, uses the power of documentary to shame the company into treating its workers better.

By Michael O'SullivanSeptember 28, 2022
Review

Not-so-great ‘The Good House’ plays like an alcoholism-themed rom-com

The charms of Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are not enough to elevate this adaptation of author Ann Leary’s 2013 bestseller.

By Pat PaduaSeptember 27, 2022
Review

‘Young Plato’: An educator uses old philosophy to inspire young minds

Documentary looks at the powerful curriculum, inspired by critical thinking, of Belfast’s Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School.

By Michael O'SullivanSeptember 27, 2022

Louise Fletcher, ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ actress, dies at 88

She was known for playing Nurse Ratched in the 1975 movie that earned her an Academy Award.

By Adela SulimanSeptember 24, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Catherine Called Birdy’ and more

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

September 23, 2022