‘Here are some of the movies I recently saw, and liked and the mini reviews culled from the NYTimes
Ghostbusters: The horror-comedy remake that many movie fans have been waiting for — and many others are just waiting to hate. This time, the people you’re gonna call to defeat ghosts and other paranormal phenomena are all women. And heaven help the ghosts, the team is made up of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. There will be slime. Paul Feig, who directed “Bridesmaids,” did this one.
★ ‘The Lobster’ Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in Yorgos Lanthimos’s mordant allegory of managed emotion and mandatory monogamy, set in a chilly, plausibly cruel imaginary world. (Scott)
★ ‘Maggie’s Plan’ Rebecca Miller’s new film is a sharp, genial comedy about Maggie, a young New Yorker (Greta Gerwig) who falls in love and starts a family with an older man (Ethan Hawke), after which things get complicated. Ms. Miller’s ear for emotional foibles is acute, and the cast is in good form, in particular Julianne Moore as Maggie’s rival, a Danish professor. (Scott)