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David Rooney

Chief Film Critic

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Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert in ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’: Film Review

A widowed cleaning lady in late 1950s London pursues her dream to own a haute couture Dior gown in this middle-aged Cinderella story, adapted from the Paul Gallico novel.

Sara Bareilles in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’: Theater Review

The 1987 revisionist fairy-tale musical that debunks the happy ending returns to Broadway in a minimalist production, also starring Brian d’Arcy James, Patina Miller and Phillipa Soo.

Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’: Film Review

Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding and Richard E. Grant also star in this reworking of Jane Austen’s last completed novel, the feature debut of London stage director Carrie Cracknell.

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in Taika Waititi’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Film Review

The space Viking is joined by former love Jane Foster to rescue the abducted children of New Asgard and stop the rampage of Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcherer.

‘Lonesome’: Film Review

Lingering trauma from his rural hometown follows a young gay Australian cowboy to the big city in writer-director Craig Boreham’s erotic drama of sex, solitude and human connection.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 10 Best Films of 2022 (So Far)

THR critics pick faves from the first half of the year, including a Pixar charmer, two urgent abortion dramas and a sci-fi starring Colin Farrell.

‘Loving Highsmith’: Film Review

Gwendoline Christie voices Patricia Highsmith’s diary entries and prose in Eva Vitija’s emotionally candid portrait of the writer and her place in the queer literary firmament.

‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,’ ‘A Love Song’ Among Provincetown Film Festival Award Winners

Honorees included Dale Dickey, Jenny Slate, Bowen Yang and Luca Guadagnino, who received this year's Filmmaker on the Edge Award from unofficial festival godfather John Waters.

‘Over/Under’: Film Review

Sophia Silver’s first feature is a tender reflection on tween friendship in which the closeness of two girls is tested when one of them grows impatient to taste adulthood.

Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening in ‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

A Michigan retiree with mad math skills finds a loophole in the lottery and uses the winnings to resuscitate his struggling small town in David Frankel’s comedy for Paramount+, based on a true story.

Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’: Film Review

Chris Evans voices the big-screen Space Ranger who became a 'Toy Story' action figure in the sci-fi adventure spinoff, also featuring Uzo Aduba, Keke Palmer and Taika Waititi.

Letitia Wright and Josh O’Connor in ‘Aisha’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

A Nigerian asylum seeker in Ireland is befriended by a local man with his own difficult past in Frank Berry’s tender drama about the agony of bureaucratic limbo.