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...
The acclaimed Dardenne brothers work with an international star for the first time, but their filmmaking style remains understated and grittily poetic
While it’s not a perfect adaptation, newcomers and fans alike should come away feeling happy ever after
The laughs are consistent in this controversial political comedy, but the storytelling feels far too meandering and sloppy
“Secret of the Tomb” tries for “Toy Story 3″ levels of emotion, but the signs at this “Museum” might as well read “Do Not Be...
Three or four decent scares can’t justify the crushing monotony of this horror flick about archaeologists who go barking up the wrong sarcophagus
The actress shows new layers and vulnerability in a film that’s more than just “Eat Pray Love for 127 Hours”
History writ large by a crack team of craftspersons, the results are more awe-inspiring than moving, but the true story of Louis Zamperini definitely makes...
‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Review: Christian Bale Makes a Stiff White Moses in Ridley Scott’s Stolid Epic
It’s the kind of Biblical saga where the actors with the most lines have the most jars of bronzer in their makeup trailer
Sketch comic turned director turned EGOT, he had the kind of career — and life — that could only happen in the 20th century
Former child star makes a Sunday school movie that attempts to reclaim Christmas’ pagan and secular roots, but did it have to be so crushingly...
This tale of an imprisoned journalist suffers from a muddled narrative, though Gael García Bernal is a fine actor
Remake lacks the 1974 version’s bleak power, but a powerful ensemble (including Jessica Lange and John Goodman) makes up for a disappointing lead performance
Politics prove to be just as deadly as the Hunger Games when the rebels of District 13 challenge the ruthless exploiters of The Capitol
Gangsters meet cinema buffs — violently — in this deliriously over-the-top comedy
‘A Most Violent Year’ Review: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac Chase the American Dream, by Hook or by Crook
With his third feature film, J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call,” “All Is Lost”) firmly plants himself among this generation’s great filmmakers
The late comedy legend winds up stuck with a screenplay full of coal, as are Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham and Wendi...
Horror director Alexandre Aja juggles fantasy, comedy, mystery, romance and drama, rarely dropping any of his spinning plates
‘Interstellar’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi Epic Launches Perfectly, Crumbles Upon Landing (Video)
The universe-spanning saga — starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain — is challenging, provocative, and gorgeous. Until it isn’t
“Female U.S. soldier bonds with Guantanamo Bay detainee” works as a pitch, but it’s never successfully fleshed out as a story
You know Snowden’s story, but the secrecy involved in telling it is as suspenseful as the ramifications of his revelations are terrifying
Bleakly funny and emotionally gutting, this import might make an even more prickly date-night movie than “Gone Girl”