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.
A transgender period piece—something you don’t see every day—Albert Nobbs isn’t fooling or shocking anyone, and it never will.
Being everything a good love story should be, this sweetheart of a movie released in theaters just in time for Valentine’s Day.
- May 08, 2012 |
Director Garry Marshall ups the ante from Valentine’s Day, recruiting half of Hollywood to star in this sentimental dreck.
Character conflicts have a disappointingly generic quality, while the humorous treatment of sexual sin is downright troubling.
Director Steven Soderbergh leaves the art house far behind for this well-executed action film of a private contractor wronged.
Madonna and co-writer Alex Keshishian want us to care deeply, but the stakes laid out early in W.E. are poorly developed.
The story of a super smuggler who’s gone straight but is forced out of “retirement” to keep his family safe falls flat in a hurry.
- April 24, 2012 |