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...
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