“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...
‘Into the Woods’ Review: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt Shine in Sondheim’s Storybook Musical
While it’s not a perfect adaptation, newcomers and fans alike should come...
Broadway’s favorite orphan finds herself a pawn in a political campaign in...
‘Marco Polo’ Review: Netflix Series Takes Viewers on a Sluggish but Sensual Journey
Benedict Wong mesmerizes as Kublai Khan in the 10-part series
The ambitious film’s moments of greatness make the contrivances and the impossibilities all the more frustrating
Ayad Akhtar creates suspense, not from an impending beheading but from what a prisoner teaches his captor about the stock market
- By Robert Hofler on December 8, 2014 @ 7:53 am
With Cooper in the lead, the play takes on new meaning, teaching us what it’s like to be a movie star in ways E! and...
- By Diane Garrett on December 5, 2014 @ 4:50 pm
Minnie Driver, Rebecca Ferguson and Debra Winger star in this epic story about the traveling sisterhood of the sister wives
- By Alonso Duralde on December 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Three or four decent scares can’t justify the crushing monotony of this horror flick about archaeologists who go barking up the wrong sarcophagus
Scandinavian gloom takes over in Liv Ullmann’s shallow take on August Strindberg’s exploration of class and gender, co-starring Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton
A rousing and fair debate between the little girl’s white grandfather and black grandmother would have lent the film some badly needed dramatic urgency
The actress’ work deserves the raves it’s been earning in a powerful examination of a woman facing early-onset Alzheimer’s
- By Alonso Duralde on December 2, 2014 @ 4:09 pm
The actress shows new layers and vulnerability in a film that’s more than just “Eat Pray Love for 127 Hours”
This arrested-development comedy takes female friendships seriously but strands its miscast leading ladies with the most generic characters possible
- By Diane Garrett on December 2, 2014 @ 7:00 am
Lisa Edelstein’s new series is obsessed with affluence, and works best when it ventures into dramatic territory
‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ Review: Martin Freeman and Company End Trilogy, Provide Fan Service
Peter Jackson gives us more of the same in this franchise-ender co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, and Orlando Bloom
- By Alonso Duralde on December 1, 2014 @ 6:00 am
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 EpicBy Alonso Duralde on November 29, 2014 @ 6:00 am
It’s the kind of Biblical saga where the actors with the most lines have the most jars of bronzer in their makeup trailer
There’s a new boogeyman in town, and he’s apparently worth seeing
“It’s a virtually laugh-free cavern, a black hole of humor, the type of place where good moods go to die,” one critic wrote
Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman play a mother and young son on the verge of destroying each other in writer-director Jennifer Kent’s masterful debut
- By Robert Hofler on November 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Rea may be the first Oedipus to play the role in blood-spattered overalls, and he deftly handles Shepard’s freewheeling segues from tragedy to slapstick and...
- By Robert Hofler on November 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Close’s strong, unyielding matriarch is sister to Norma Desmond from “Sunset Boulevard,” the actress’ last role on Broadway twenty years ago
Starring Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos, this kidnapped-child drama feels like a lesser rehash of the director’s earlier, stronger films like “Exotica” and “The Sweet...
World War II comes alive but computing legend Alan Turing doesn’t in this derivative but handsome drama co-starring Keira Knightley and Hugh Alexander
- By Greg Gilman on November 19, 2014 @ 8:25 am
The answer to that question depends on who you ask
- By Robert Hofler on November 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Sharyn Rothstein’s new play recalls Miller’s “All My Sons,” and to her credit, the absorbing story deserves more than its current one act
- By James Rocchi on November 18, 2014 @ 1:27 pm
Docudrama follows a real-life Swiss octogenarian gay couple as two fine actors portray their love story in the repressive 1950s