|Linda Ronstadt stars in Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice|
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - 4 Stars. Quentin Tarantino pays hilarious tribute to 1969 Hollywood. Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio at their buddy movie best.
The Farewell - 3½ Stars. Awkwafina returns to China to say goodbye to her terminal grandmother. Funny, sad, and surprising.
Blinded by the Light - 3½ Stars. A young immigrant finds his creative calling with the help of Bruce Springsteen's music.
Yesterday - 3½ Stars. Himesh Patel as a struggling songwriter in a world where no one remembers The Beatles. Comedy mixes with science fiction and romance, just for fun.
Apollo 11 - 3½ Stars. Amazing footage of the amazing feat.
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice - 3½ Stars. Linda Ronstadt's career, revisited with the sad coda of her losing her voice.
Ready or Not - 3 Stars. Samara Weaving must survive a wedding night game of hide-and-seek with her snooty, new in-laws. Talk about class warfare. "R" rated violent comedy horror delight.
Spider-Man: Far From Home - 3 Stars. Further adventures of the Marvel Universe. Kudos to Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya and Samuel L. Jackson and a creative plot.
Toy Story 4 - 3 Stars. More adventures of the gang we loved, in the almost 25-year-old original.
The Peanut Butter Falcon - 2½ Stars. Down syndrome actor Zack Gottsagen debuts in a "Huck Finn" style adventure.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - 2 Stars. I hear the book's terrific. Skip the movie, read the book.
Aladdin - 2 Stars. Will Smith tries hard to recreate Robin Williams' iconic role in this live-action remake of the animated classic. The cartoon was fun: This remake feels like work.
Hustlers - 2 Stars. Jennifer Lopez hopes to hustle a best actress award as a stripper leading a glamorous gang who drug and rob their Wall Street clients.
The Goldfinch - 1 Star. Overstuffed epic with an all-star cast runs about an hour too long.
It Chapter Two - 1 Star. Overlong, overstuffed disappointment, in spite of a good cast.
Didn't See it, Don't Wanna See it: In honor of my increasing grumpiness toward the new world of movies...
Angel Has Fallen - What, again?
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - I saw the first eight.
The Lion King - Back for more cash.