While it’s not a perfect adaptation, newcomers and fans alike should come away feeling happy ever after
- By Inkoo Kang on December 14, 2014 @ 6:00 am
Broadway’s favorite orphan finds herself a pawn in a political campaign in this occasionally misanthropic updating of the beloved musical
- By Alonso Duralde on December 12, 2014 @ 6:00 am
“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...
- By James Rocchi on December 11, 2014 @ 11:36 am
The ambitious film’s moments of greatness make the contrivances and the impossibilities all the more frustrating
- By Inkoo Kang on December 4, 2014 @ 11:13 am
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
- By Inkoo Kang on December 3, 2014 @ 9:25 pm
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
- By James Rocchi on December 2, 2014 @ 5:01 pm
The actress’ work deserves the raves it’s been earning in a powerful examination of a woman facing early-onset Alzheimer’s
- By Inkoo Kang on December 2, 2014 @ 11:47 am
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 ServiceBy Inkoo Kang on December 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
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
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 James Rocchi on November 20, 2014 @ 12:13 pm
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...
- By Inkoo Kang on November 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am
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 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
- By Alonso Duralde on November 14, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
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...
- By Inkoo Kang on November 14, 2014 @ 12:15 pm
Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, and James Spader co-star in a brutal but riveting tale that deconstructs the icon of the cowboy hero
- By Inkoo Kang on November 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am
A marriage drama about kitsch and the value of art brings out the best in Burton
- By Alonso Duralde on November 13, 2014 @ 3:56 pm
This tale of an imprisoned journalist suffers from a muddled narrative, though Gael García Bernal is a fine actor
- By Inkoo Kang on November 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Ol’ Rubber Face is back, as Carrey and Daniels embark on another cross-country road trip, this time with Rob Riggle, Kathleen Turner and Laurie Holden
‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Review: Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Crew Return for Painfully Unfunny SequelBy Dan Callahan on November 12, 2014 @ 1:08 pm
Flat improvisations, witless gross-out humor and a general lack of ideas strand Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx, too
- By Inkoo Kang on November 12, 2014 @ 6:00 am
The charmless, disposable, and ultra-busy “Madagascar” spin-off is more likely to give audiences headaches than laughter
- By James Rocchi on November 12, 2014 @ 1:18 am
One of the year’s best American films explores the accomplishments of Dr. King without wrapping it in a grade-school civics lesson
- By Alonso Duralde on November 7, 2014 @ 10:11 am
Gangsters meet cinema buffs — violently — in this deliriously over-the-top comedy
‘A Most Violent Year’ Review: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac Chase the American Dream, by Hook or by CrookBy Alonso Duralde on November 6, 2014 @ 9:14 pm
With his third feature film, J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call,” “All Is Lost”) firmly plants himself among this generation’s great filmmakers
- By Inkoo Kang on November 6, 2014 @ 3:34 pm
Ghilherme Lobo’s Leonardo isn’t a disabled gay teen — but a teen who happens to be disabled and gay — in a thoughtful and well-rounded...
- By Alonso Duralde on November 5, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
The late comedy legend winds up stuck with a screenplay full of coal, as are Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham and Wendi...
- By James Rocchi on November 4, 2014 @ 12:11 pm
A protégé of Terrence Malick brings his mentor’s visual poetry to this stately, near-silent look at Abraham Lincoln’s childhood; but if you dozed off during...
- By Inkoo Kang on November 2, 2014 @ 9:01 pm
Disturbing family secrets make for an unexpectedly touching mother-daughter story between Sarah Snook and Joelle Carter, but the scares are mostly missing
- By Alonso Duralde on October 30, 2014 @ 11:46 am
Horror director Alexandre Aja juggles fantasy, comedy, mystery, romance and drama, rarely dropping any of his spinning plates