A comedy that deals with serious themes but manages to stay light enough on its feet that any moments of heavy-handedness are forgivable.
Prepare to be overwhelmed – especially if you’re a mother. Ready yourself, both for Judi Dench's performance and for tears.
I was moved. Black Nativity will bring people to tears, many to forgiveness, maybe even repentance, and inspire reconciliation.
Pretty much what Saturday morning cartoons would have been back in the day if they had been 90 minutes long and available in 3D.
Less bloated, this second installment stands as a premium Hollywood production that can teach other major lit-franchises a thing or two.
Watching these familiar faces shout, scream and degrade each other at dinner for hours probably isn't most people’s idea of a good time.
The winner is...? Certainly not the audience. Could have been fun were it not for the thick layer of smut coating virtually every scene.
A goofy, unserious film that generates laugh after laugh, stopping well short of the raunch-fests that pass for movie comedies today.
- April 01, 2014 |
More often dull, listless, and unengaging than outright bad or painful to watch, though its Eastern witchcraft may be bothersome to some.
- April 01, 2014 |
Feels like something you'd see at a good science museum. Dino-crazy youngsters will love it, and their parents won’t mind it either.
Far more enjoyable and substantial than the trailer suggested, which is a win for anyone who hopes for more from a Vince Vaughn comedy.
In true Martin Scorsese fashion, The Wolf of Wall Street is yet another demented tale about Man at his most dark and depraved.
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" comes to life in a retelling that will have families laughing and singing, and hearts melting.
Seems to serve as a family-friendly version of the art vs. commerce debate, but also packs an emotional and thematic wallop.
A largely improvisational effort that ultimately highlights what director David O. Russell cares about the most: interesting characters.
Takes a lionizing and fairly standard look at the life of the South African revolutionary, contextualizing debated aspects of his life.
We're used to stories about dreams come true. This folk tale of folk music is the story of one that doesn't which toys with reasons why.
For any who see the film before reading the exceptional novel it's based on, a helpful tip is not to judge the book by the movie.
Takes up the slot for those looking for a bone-breaking, pitchfork-stabbing, explosion-laden spectacle in their moviegoing.
Under a new director, deeper themes lurk beneath the disturbing surface story of this sequel to offer a surprisingly relevant takeaway.
- March 07, 2014 |