“Hoop Dreams” follows the families of high school basketball players Arthur Agee (pictured) and William Gates.

As the Olympics approach, enjoy the 7 best sports documentaries ever made

Documentary films always beat fictionalized ones in almost every way when it comes to sports.

'Hitman's Wife' has guns and puns but isn't always on target

June 15
Antonio Banderas, back, joins Samuel Jackson, Salma Hayek and Ryan Renolds in “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.”
Occasionally clever action-comedy relies on the appeal of top-name actors.
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With 'Cruella' in theaters, a look at the 7 best Disney classics

June 9
Simba and Rafiki in the “The Lion King.”
Disney was a feature pioneer and remains at the top.
Variety
June 11
Godzilla battles Kong in “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

Out on video June 15: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and 'French Exit'

Out Tuesday• "Godzilla vs. Kong"• "French Exit"• "Voyagers"• "SAS: Red Notice"• "Anything for Jackson"• "Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park"• "The Walking Dead: World…
Variety
June 10
Olivia Rodrigo in "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series."Disney Plus

10 best things our critics are watching this week

From "Penguin Town" to Olivia Rodrigo's return in the "High School Musical" series, here's what we're tuning into..
Variety
June 10
Lin-Manuel Miranda (with Chris Jackson, right) has a small role as “Piragua Guy” in “In the Heights.” Warner Bros.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's youthful dream is finally realized

The composer's first full-length musical hits the big screen.
Variety
June 10
At top, Anthony Ramos as Usnavi and Melissa Barrera as Vanessa.   A chat with creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda, page E3

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' becomes a magical movie

This movie doesn't just du­pli­cate Lin-Man­u­el Mi­randa's show; it im­proves it.
Variety
June 7
In “Black Panther,” Shuri (played by Letitia Wright) creates an array of gadgets and gear.

Behind every superhero, there is tech support

Technology has always played a major role in superhero comics. Sometimes the tech makes the hero, like the often upgraded suits of armor worn by…
Variety
June 4
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani in “The Lovebirds.”

Out on video June 8: 'The Lovebirds' and 'City of Lies'

Out Tuesday• "The Lovebirds"• "City of Lies"• "Assault on VA-33"• "Flashback"• "Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season"• "Fuller House: The Complete Series"• "MacGyver: Season…
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June 3
SWEET TOOTH (L to R) CHRISTIAN CONVERY as GUS in episode 101 of SWEET TOOTH Cr. Kirsty Griffin © 2021

10 best things our critics are watching this week

From the strange new series "Sweet Tooth" to this year's Kennedy Honors, here's what we're tuning into.
Variety
June 3
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Vera Farmiga, left, and Patrick Wilson in a scene from “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do

It's not scary but 'Conjuring' sequel conjures up some romance

Movie has the standard shock scares but Farmiga and Wilson add a unique dimension.
Movies
June 3
Abigail (Mckenna Grace), Lucky (Isabela Merced) and Pru (Marsai Martin) in “Spirit Untamed.”

Shoddy-looking 'Spirit Untamed' appears to have been made for small screens

The script is fine but the visuals are a horse of a different color.
Business
June 2
The marquee of the Edina Cinema on 50th and France.

After decades at 50th and France, historic Edina Cinema closes for good

The COVID-19 pandemic proved too much for the beloved movie theater
Movies
June 2
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” starred Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.

7 of the best movies by Steven Spielberg, a crowd-pleaser and a die-hard movie fan

He's a director and producer but, most of all, he is a die-hard fan.
Variety
May 28

Home video

Out Tuesday• "Boogie"• "The Courier"• "Embattled"• "Endangered Species"• "The Vault"• "The World To Come"• "Trigger Point"• "Your Honor"• "A Glitch in the Matrix"• "Spare Parts"•…
Variety
May 27
Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action “Cruella.”

It's Emma Stone vs. Emma Thompson in 'Cruella' and the eviler one wins

The villain kicks off the movie season, with lots of help from her friends.
Variety
May 27
Left to right, Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Marcus (Noah Jupe) brave the unknown in “A Quiet Place: Part II.”

'A Quiet Place' sequel is even better (and scarier) than the original

'Part II' is suspenseful, moving and scary good.
Variety
May 27

Thriller anything but 'Dry'

Eric Bana is a federal agent investigating a murder in his Australian hometown.
Variety
May 27
"Friends," reunited.

'Friends' reunion and 9 other things our critics are watching right now

From the "Friends" reunion to pop superstar Pink, here's what we're tuning into.
Variety
May 26
"Shrek"  DreamWorks Pictures

From 'Shrek' to 'Cliffhanger,' the 7 best movies of Memorial Days past

Traditionally, the holiday weekend has been the starting point for big summer movies.
Variety
May 21
Doug (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Rachel (Casey Wilson) in “Long Weekend.”

Out May 25 on video: 'Long Weekend' and Blu-ray release of 'My Fair Lady'

Out Tuesday• "Chaos Walking"• "Long Weekend"• "American Fighter"• "Happily"• "Supernatural"• "My Fair Lady"
Variety
May 20
Director Philip Harder and Baron von Raschke. Photo by Andy Grund

Wrestling villain Baron von Raschke was a sweet family man in disguise

Film about Baron von Raschke reveals that the brute we saw on camera is really a gentle Jim.
Movies
May 20
Toni Collette plays Jan Vokes in “Dream Horse.”

The true story of a Welsh woman and her unlikely horse is a 'Dream'

Welsh villagers unite to raise a winning racehorse.