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David Rooney

Chief Film Critic

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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘No Sudden Move’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro play crooks in 1954 Detroit involved in a document theft that grows increasingly tricky in Steven Soderbergh's nimble neo-noir.

Ilana Glazer and Justin Theroux in ‘False Positive’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Ilana Glazer and Justin Theroux play a couple whose difficulty conceiving steers them to a top reproductive specialist played by Pierce Brosnan in this thriller about a woman's body taken hostage.

Pixar’s ‘Luca’: Film Review

An amphibious young sea creature spends a memorable summer on land in an Italian Riviera village in Pixar's coming-of-age story about friendship and acceptance, streaming on Disney+.

‘Bernstein’s Wall’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Douglas Tirola's archival portrait sheds light on Leonard Bernstein as a cultural diplomat and activist who believed in the power of music to break down barriers.

Vanessa Kirby in ‘Italian Studies’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

The Oscar-nominated British actress plays a writer struck with sudden memory loss as she drifts through New York City encountering teenagers in Adam Leon's enigmatic experiment.

‘No Man of God’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Elijah Wood stars as leading FBI profiler Bill Hagmaier with Luke Kirby as his most infamous interview subject, Ted Bundy, in Amber Sealey's chamber drama about murk and the male psyche.

‘Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Director Laura Fairrie pulls back the veil to reveal the private persona behind the celebrity author whose racy novels gave women license to explore their desires and shape their destinies.

Mark Wahlberg in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Infinite’: Film Review

Mark Wahlberg plays a man who discovers his schizophrenic visions are actually memories from past lives just in time to save humanity in Antoine Fuqua's high-octane sci-fi thriller.

‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’: Film Review

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, wrestling once again with demonic possession and satanic curses in the seventh film in the 'Conjuring'…

Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott in HBO’s ‘Oslo’: TV Review

Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott star as the Norwegian diplomats who organized 1993 back-channel peace talks between Israel and Palestine in J.T. Rogers' adaptation for HBO of his Tony-winning play.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’: Film Review

The musical that put 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the map gets splashy big-screen treatment from director Jon M. Chu, with an ensemble cast led by Anthony Ramos and Corey Hawkins.

Emily Blunt in John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place Part II’: Film Review

Cillian Murphy joins Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe in John Krasinski's sequel to his surprise smash sci-fi horror thriller about a family living in silent terror following an alien…