Art imitating life provides just some of the fun -- and the smarts -- of this jazzy, unpredictable character piece
How can a movie with this much art direction and this many decapitations be so very dull and uninvolving?
The saga of a comatose girl at the border between life and death makes some missteps, but Moretz sells the character and her romance with...
This haunting Sundance hit is worth seeing before someone spoils its surprises
The comedians reteam with writer-director Michael Winterbottom for another exploration of friendship, rivalry, regret, and really amazing seafood
Too few engaging characters and one thoroughly negligible performance from Luke Bracey results in a thriller that trying too hard to thrill
The leads are appealing, but the script is operating dangerously below the comedy speed limit
From desperate housewife to Broadway diva to cartoon witch, the screen legend's roles were varied and memorable
His manic absurdity as a comedian was matched only by his ability to go dark (and go subtle) as a dramatic actor
This fifth entry feels like a mixed bag even by the standards of the series, but all is forgiven when the stars stop talking and...
The pleasure of these silly shoot-em-ups comes from its over-the-hill ensemble, so why devote so much of the movie to a bunch of forgettable millennials?
There are a few thrills and a few laughs in this rejiggered, CGI-heavy reimagining of the comic book/TV/movie superstars, but even by kid-movie standards, it's...
The "Avatar" director plummets to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in this amiable doc that's basically a big-screen version of a National Geographic special
Who would have thought that the director behind the cloying "The Help" could turn the story of the Godfather of Soul into something this cliché-defying?
Despite some nice moments, what starts out as a retread of director Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolat" goes completely a la carte in an extraneous third act
Hoffman gives a memorable performance in this masterful John le Carré adaptation as a German master of intelligence coping with a post-9/11 world
More full-tilt-boogie Euro-schlock grindhouse existentialism from Luc Besson, featuring a droning, brain-powered superhero that Morgan Freeman tries his darnedest to explain
Solidly entertaining adventure film features another great Andy Serkis motion-capture performance, but it lacks the big ideas of the 1968 and 2011 versions
The cast (including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) ages in real time in this stirring look at a family's perseverance through the day-to-day business of...
"Hoop Dreams" director Steve James takes us on a rollercoaster ride of the legendary film critic's personal and professional highs and lows
The talented star of "Bridesmaids" has played characters in five-minute Groundlings sketches that felt more thought-out and well-written
You won't learn much about the politically influential Koch brothers that you haven't already heard from Rachel Maddow, but this dispassionate advocacy doc connects the...
Writer-director John Carney's follow-up to "Once" is shamelessly manipulative and disingenuous, but it's so sweet and lovely that it gets stuck in your head anyway
The battling, metallic heroes have never looked better, but Michael Bay's choppy, dissonant storytelling methods remain as audience-punishing as ever
This look at the designer's life skims the surface - an admittedly chic, beautiful surface
This charming 1996 comedy of romantic misunderstandings from the late New Wave master remains witty and observant two decades later
With so much time spent plugging Sin City, the sequel barely has time for its dozen or so major characters
"Wet Hot American Summer" director David Wain sends up rom-com clichés in a movie that's so post-modern that it winds up post-funny
While the nostalgic film doesn't drag, it also never answers the question, "Why spend 134 minutes on the Frankie Valli episode of 'Behind the Music'?"
This indie drama, featuring Paul and Juliette Lewis, is well-acted and beautifully shot, but it feels like the 401st version of "The 400 Blows" to...