Sundance 2015: Céline Sciamma’s portrait of young Parisian women seeking better lives starts strong, but ultimately falls short
The hand-held camera grows tiresome, but the characters and storyline are compelling in a smart teen film that’s more “Final Destination” than “Looper”
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
Turns out hockey was right up there with nukes and the space race as a key factor in the Cold War
Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Adriana Barraza co-star in this inexplicably panned drama (not a comedy!) that merits serious attention
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
Director Kevin MacDonald delivers a nail-biting global economy riff on “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”
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...
Breaking up is hard to do, in this intelligent and near-perfect directorial debut, but coming out to your Iranian-American parents is even harder
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
‘Song of the Sea’ Review: Dazzling Animation, Original Storytelling from the Makers of ‘The Secret of Kells’
There’s plenty to look at — and a whole lot to puzzle over — in this exquisite and enigmatic adaptation of an Irish epic
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
Matthew Vaughn’s fifth film is made by, for, and about people who’ve seen too many James Bond films
While it’s not a perfect adaptation, newcomers and fans alike should come away feeling happy ever after
Broadway’s favorite orphan finds herself a pawn in a political campaign in this occasionally misanthropic updating of the beloved musical
“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...
The ambitious film’s moments of greatness make the contrivances and the impossibilities all the more frustrating
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
This arrested-development comedy takes female friendships seriously but strands its miscast leading ladies with the most generic characters possible
‘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
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
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