“The Bad Guys”

“The Bad Guys”

Rated PG Starring Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Zazie Beetz, Richard Ayoade, Alex Borstein Critical Rating: 3½ of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4½ of 5   DreamWorks Animation’s “The Bad Guys” offers something...
“Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood”

“Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood”

Rated PG-13 Starring Jack Black, Glen Powell, Zachary Levi, Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise Critical Rating: 5 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5   Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood,” is a joy to experience. This is...
“Turning Red”

“Turning Red”

Rated PG Starring Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho Critical Rating: 2 1/2 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 3 of 5   “Turning Red,” the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios, continues...
“Encanto”

“Encanto”

Rated PG Starring Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitan Critical Rating: 4 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 5 of 5   Byron Howard and Jared Bush’s “Encanto” (which the...
“West Side Story”

“West Side Story”

Rated PG-13 Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist Critical Rating: 5 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5   Nobody does it better than Steven Spielberg. I’ll admit...
“Belfast”

“Belfast”

Rated PG-13 Starring Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, Judi Dench, Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie Critical Rating: 4½ of 5 Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5   Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast,” the director’s semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in Northern...
“Ron’s Gone Wrong”

“Ron’s Gone Wrong”

Rated PG Starring Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rob Delaney, Justice Smith Critical Rating: 3 of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 ½ of 5   Twentieth Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong”...
“Cry Macho”

“Cry Macho”

Rated PG-13Starring Clint Eastwood, Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam, Natalia TravenCritical Rating: 5 of 5Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5 Among the many things I love about Clint Eastwood, chief among them is that he never makes the same movie twice. Even...
“CODA”

“CODA”

Rated PG-13Starring Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Eugenio Derbez, Ferdia Walsh-PeeloAustin Family Critical Rating: 4½ of 5Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 3 of 5   Sian Heder’s “CODA,” a breakout hit at this year’s...
“Jungle Cruise”

“Jungle Cruise”

“””””Rated PG-13 Starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons, Edgar Ramirez, Paul Giamatti, Jack WhitehallAustin Family Critical Rating: 3 of 5Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5   If the high bar of movies based on...
“In the Heights”

“In the Heights”

Rated PG-13Starring Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Lin-Manuel MirandaAustin Family Critical Rating: 5 of 5Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4 of 5   Jon M. Chu’s “In the...
“Cruella”

“Cruella”

Rated PG-13Starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Mark Strong, Emily BeechamAustin Family Critical Rating: 4.5 of 5Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 3.5 of 5 I went into “Cruella,” the latest live-action reimagining of a...
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