It’s nowhere near as polished as “Silver Linings Playbook,” but “Serena” teams up Cooper and Lawrence in another romance with vision and sympathy for damaged...
The two make for a great comedy duo, but director Etan Cohen keeps pushing his film to the edge without finding its balance
With a slow-burn sensibility and the veteran actor used to strong effect, this modest thriller will make the hairs on the back of your neck...
David Robert Mitchell’s sophomore film reinvents horror by eschewing the genre’s common tricks
Director Hawke finds a fascinating subject — and adopts an overly respectful approach — in his portrait of a charismatic retired concert pianist with a...
An overly familiar premise takes a dark, degrading turn in a nasty, unfun film that’ll benefit neither Heigl nor Wilson’s careers
With space travel, hijinks and bonding between unlikely pals, ‘Home’ boasts a great voice cast
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
Kirby Dick’s follow-up to Oscar-nominated doc “The Invisible War” isn’t just a depress-a-thon, but also an inspiring chronicle of grassroots change
Director David Gelb’s brisk, character-driven horror film delivers superb scares thanks to a great cast, strong script and clever camerawork
The ‘Twilight’ alum gets physical in a gritty-glossy New York story of crime, star-crossed love and Parkour-style stunts for an agreeably lightweight time-killer thriller
Slick, slippery and smarter than it looks, this caper from writing-directing duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa gets a substantial push from two stars at...
Writer-director Damián Szifrón displays the storytelling skills of the great short-form yarn-spinners in this wickedly funny anthology film
‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Review: Native American Drama Touchingly Reveals the Struggles Behind the Stereotypes
Director Sydney Freeland offers a rare glimpse into life on a reservation while treating her characters like people, not sociological specimens
Mae Whitman reveals herself to be one of the funniest actresses of her generation in a spot-on and endlessly quotable take on teenage “dramz” in...
- 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
‘Ana Maria in Novela Land’ Review: Smart, Hilarious Trading-Places Comedy is a Future Slumber-Party Classic
A spirited dual performance by Edy Ganem and a pointed telenovela spoof breathe plenty of life into a comedy that offers comfort through familiarity
‘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
An admirably demanding sing-through format can’t make up for a lack of chemistry and characters that barely budge off the page
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Review: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson’s BDSM Romance Is Mostly Porn Without Plot
Despite some missteps (and misunderstandings of the kinks it should be exploring), this adaptation of E.L. James’ bestseller will leave fans satisfied
‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Review: Spike Lee’s Kickstarted Tribute to a Cult Classic Goes for the Jugular
After crashing and burning with the redundant “Oldboy,” Spike Lee turned to Kickstarter and made a film far stranger, far better and far richer than...
The fantasy action film stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes
With a glut of characters, CGI and mystical whatsits, this long-shelved would-be franchise will generate unintentional laughter for years to come
Only those suffering severe Nicholas Sparks withdrawal should seek out this syrupy British rom-com, which is a pure sugar overload
Drama has real endurance after a quick set-up and is a winner thanks to much more than just the stalwart, steady presence of Costner
A modernized take on a vintage William Goldman script flags between fights
This examination of the rise of rabble-rousing Uygur and his popular YouTube news network would benefit from less cheerleading