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Director: John Crowley Writers: Peter Straughan; Donna Tartt (novel). Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Aneurin Barnard, Jeffrey Wright. Synopsis: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For this fall, spotting a goldfinch in the wild — migration has begun! — is more rewarding than catching one in theaters. What the promos promise as the story of a stolen life is a film that wastes our time in its final form. Although The Goldfinch is set decades later than Brooklyn and trades its central perspective from an Irish lass’ to a stateside boy’s, it’s valid to... Full story

17 September