The Artist, a full-length black-and-white silent film, is the best of two eras a century removed and must be seen in a theater.
This sequel is much improved over its abysmal predecessor, but fails to generate enough human interest to make it worth seeing.
What started out as a breakout television hit in the late ‘80s has now been given a surprising cinematic update: raunchy comedy.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’d say Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words, is worth two: don’t bother.
Big Miracle wants to be a whale of a tale with its heart in the right place, but the execution leaves more to be desired.
The laughs in Wanderlust are largely in the service of bawdy, R-rated material that makes this film difficult to recommend.
With the film Jeff, Who Lives at Home, we’re introduced to yet another grown man with a perpetual case of Peter Pan syndrome.
Were filmmakers able to capture lighting in a bottle yet again with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows? The answer is yes.
- June 12, 2012 |
The story never quite comes together in the big-budget John Carter, leaving a dissatisfying sense of what might have been.
Call it what you will, this is a stirring, patriotic depiction of men who carry out dangerous missions on behalf of their country.
Machine Gun Preacher hits its target, but as a model of bold faith, it raises more questions than it answers.
Shaky-camera syndrome has taken hold of today’s action movies. And Safe House, directed by Daniel Espinosa, is no different.
Why do you go to the movies? To have a good time? To escape? To forget the worries of the day? If so, skip Man on a Ledge.
- May 29, 2012 |
Directed by Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus is a gripping, cinematic take on one of Shakespeare’s less frequently performed plays.
- May 29, 2012 |
Small people with big hopes make up The Secret Life of Arrietty. Give it a chance, and it will enhance your sense of wonder.
As the big-screen debut from Anthony Hemingway, with George Lucas as executive producer, what Red Tails lacks most is gravitas.
The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe’s first starring role since the Harry Potter films, offers few moments of genuine fright.
Adapted from a Janet Evanovich novel, One for the Money is every Garden State stereotype strung together by a go-nowhere plot.
Things go as well as you might expect in this story of teen boys who have overwhelming powers. Which is to say, not well at all.