This adaptation of a British novel boasts the voices of Hailee Steinfeld and Kiernan Shipka and the lush visuals you’d expect — but the narrative...
This remake pales next to the 1982 original, of course, but also in comparison to movies like “The Conjuring” and “Paranormal Activity,” which already stripped...
Kodi Smit-McPhee co-stars as the tenderest of tenderfoots in this quiet and sometimes droll oater that simultaneously mythologizes and de-mythologizes the American West
‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Review: Anna Kendrick and Company Make the Second Verse Almost as Good as the First
This tuneful, entertaining sequel almost makes you forget that it’s pretty much the same joke, told twice
Three decades away from the series hasn’t diminished writer-director George Miller’s ability to craft an intense, breathless opera of violence and vehicular mayhem
This satire of media-age narcissism vacillates between biting humor and cuddly understanding without successfully nailing either tone
This portrait of legendary interior designer and fashionista Iris Apfel feels less like “Grey Gardens” and more like recent docs celebrating Joan Rivers and Elaine...
‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ Review: Carey Mulligan Gets Swept Along in a CliffsNotes Version of Thomas Hardy
This new adaptation races from incident to incident, with no time left over for breathing, much less character development
This sequel has its share of thrills and laughs, but you can feel the requirements of franchise empire-building weighing it down
There are more helicopter shots of casinos than there are laughs in this lifeless sequel
This relationship between a journalist and an accused murderer may have unfolded in real life, but it doesn’t make the movie about them any more...
An unfriendly ghost terrorizes high schoolers in a Skype chat room in a gimmicky yet effective computer creepshow
A trio of captivating performances helps keep the film grounded even when writer-director Olivier Assayas gets adrift in the plot
Supposed love interest Britt Robertson, not to mention Alan Alda’s magical geezer character, can barely compete with the camera’s obsessive adoration of Clint’s son
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