A fascinating true-life story of reclaiming art stolen by the Nazis gets flattened into familiar, feel-good tropes
Director James Wan (“The Conjuring”) falls just short of Justin Lin’s magic touch, but this latest entry defies logic and gravity to cross the finish...
Noah Baumbach’s latest reminds us that every generation both envies and fears the one that follows
Competent actors than usual can only accomplish so much with more tin-eared proselytizing from the “God’s Not Dead” writers
‘Danny Collins’ Review: Al Pacino Plays an Over-the-Hill Rocker Who Can’t Handle the Deep Cuts (Video)
This schmaltzy tale of redemption merits a look if only to see Pacino play off talented co-stars like Christopher Plummer, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale and...
Reteaming with her director from “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” McCarthy scores again as a CIA agent who blossoms with her first field assignment
The good news is that this isn’t one of Sandler’s usual gross-out comedies, the bad news is that it’s a mess anyway
If you were expecting “Maleficent”-style revisionism, forget it
Snazzy effects and slumming Oscar-winners aside, not much makes this film stand out from its many competitors
A boozy, haunted hitman has just one night to protect his son from a crime boss’ wrath in Neeson’s latest entertainingly trashy team-up with director...
Oscar winner aims at both social commentary and post-“Taken” viability in this predictable thriller
Maggie Smith and Judi Dench can do only so much with the sitcom-level complications on display in this sequel
It’s not impossible to mix sentimentality, raunch, corporate gamesmanship and the G-8 Summit in a comedy, but this one doesn’t pull it off
‘Queen and Country’ Review: John Boorman Returns to the Autobiographical Well 30 Years After ‘Hope and Glory’ (Video)
The writer-director’s remembrances of life as a young man in the army fall short of his previous memoir’s greatness, but are charming nonetheless
Writer-director Damián Szifrón displays the storytelling skills of the great short-form yarn-spinners in this wickedly funny anthology film
- By Alonso Duralde on February 18, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Like its predecessor, this sequel is only half right when it thinks it’s being stupid-smart
‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Review: Horror-Comedy Breathes Life Into Vampire Movies and Mockumentaries
Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) co-directs and co-stars in this droll look at the day-to-day life of the undead
‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review: The Wachowskis Craft a Sci-Fi Saga That’s Breathlessly Exciting But Utterly Ridiculous
Mila Kunis is a toilet-scrubbing Queen of Outer Space and Channing Tatum her part-pooch paramour in a silly adventure that’s fun from start to finish
This second big-screen outing for the cable cartoon favorite maintains a giddy, non-stop barrage of jokes that will tickle kids and adults
Eric Stonestreet, Karl Urban and Matthias Schoenaerts round out an unconvincing quintet of friends who discover a murdered woman in their shared adultery nest
Sundance Reviews: Sex, Masculinity Are Complicated in Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, James Franco Movies
The directors of “Bachelorette” and “Miss Representation” return to Sundance with, respectively, a brilliantly bawdy comedy and a vital look at how our culture raises...
A first sampling of Sundance offerings reveals illuminating documentaries and compelling, if not perfect, narratives
It’s hard not to empathize with this troubled teen and his equally mercurial mother, but the writer-director undercuts his characters by wallowing in classist squalor
Desperately seeking a “pretty movie stars chase art treasures in world capitals” vibe, this goofy soufflé ultimately falls flat
Rubber-faced characters and a seemingly ceaseless parade of repurposed pop ditties combine to make what might be the worst animated feature Disney has ever released
If this buddy farce offered as many surprising smarts as it does lazy contrivances, it would be more deserving of our engagement
This sweetly funny adaptation of the popular children’s book series avoids one misstep after another, resulting in a film that will delight kids and parents...
Michael Mann’s misfire manages to be terribly written, horribly acted (except for Viola Davis) and an assault on the eyes
Sluggishly written and incomprehensively edited, this third (and with any luck, final) entry offers neither cast nor crew digging into their special sets of skills
Londoners fleeing the Blitz bring their own ghosts to a haunted mansion in the countryside, but this sequel too often takes the low road toward...