Movie Reviews

 Levi Miller stars as Peter in "Pan."  The Peter Pan origin story.

Movie review: 'Pan'

“Pan” spins the clock back and introduces Peter Pan before Neverland, Captain Hook and the boy’s magical ability to fly.

about 2 hours ago

 Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya.

Movie review: 'He Named Me Malala'

“He Named Me Malala” is the inspirational documentary chronicle of a teenage Nobel Prize winner.

about 2 hours ago

 Ashley Judd in "Big Stone Gap."

Movie review: 'Big Stone Gap' a folksy charmer

“Big Stone Gap,” based on Adriana Trigiani’s novel and starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson, explores life and love in a small town.

about 2 hours ago

 Andrew Garfield stars as Dennis Nash and Michael Shannon is Rick Carver in "99 Homes."

Movie review: '99 Homes' dabbles in foreclosures

“99 Homes,” starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, puts human faces to the Florida housing market meltdown and economic downturn.

about 2 hours ago

 Van Hansis, Gale Harold and Matthew Ludwinski in "Kiss Me, Kill Me," part of Reel Q 2015.

Movie reviews: Reel Q festival opens with pair of quality films

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” and “Tab Hunter Confidential” are among the best of the first week of Pittsburgh’s lesbian and gay film festival.

1 day ago

 Olivia Cooke as "Rachel" and Thomas Mann as "Greg" in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

New on DVD: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’

Pittsburgh native Jesse Andrews turned his first novel into a screenplay, and the film is now out out on DVD.

1 day ago

 Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars in "The Martian."

Movie review: Taut rescue tale puts a great cast in orbit around its star in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon shines as “The Martian,” an American astronaut presumed dead and left behind on the Red Planet in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic.

1 week ago

 Richard Gere stars as a homeless man in "Time Out of Mind."

Movie review: 'Time Out of Mind' gives attention to those who live on the streets

Richard Gere's latest film is a tough, touching homage to the homeless.

1 week ago

 Emily Blunt stars as FBI agent Kate Macer in "Sicario."

Movie review: 'Sicario' depicts a gruesome mission that will make you flinch

“Sicario,“ with Emily Blunt as an FBI agent recruited for a covert mission in the war against drugs, is intense, violent and provocative.

1 week ago

Movie review: Documentary explores quirky true story about pursuit of fame

“Finders Keepers” is about a man who uses the childhood saying to claim ownership of a foot found in a used grill — yes, really.

1 week ago

 Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet years after their college tryst in "Sleeping With Other People."

Movie review: A romantic, touching film about sex addiction

“Sleeping With Other People,“ from the director of “Bachelorette,“ is a thoroughly modern rom-com starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis.

1 week ago

 Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in "The Walk."

Movie review: Philippe Petit took a walk on the high-flying side as movie recounts

“The Walk,“ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, re-creates Philippe Petit’s 1974 historic walk between the towers of the World Trade Center.

1 week ago

 Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in "The Intern."

Movie review: De Niro's comedic touch brightens 'The Intern'

Robert De Niro is “The Intern” and Anne Hathaway his e-commerce boss in a workplace comedy from filmmaker Nancy Meyers.

2 weeks ago

 "Stonewall" recalls the 1969 upheaval at a Greenwich Village gay club.

Movie review: 'Stonewall' flawed but interesting

Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” offers a somewhat diluted but still valuable tale of the early Gay Rights movement.

2 weeks ago

 Tobey Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer in Edward Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice."

Movie reviews: 3 movies with satisfying plots

Movies look at eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer, a chilling tale of twins and torment, and a real-life romcom with an Indian flavor. .

2 weeks ago

 From left, Wayne (Steve Buscemi), Wanda (Molly Shannon), Dracula (Adam Sandler), Frank (Kevin James), Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade), Murray (Keegan-Michael Key) "Hotel Transylvania 2."

Movie review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ is cute, but not a classic

“Hotel Transylvania 2” celebrates the strength of family but it’s a weakling when compared with other standout animated movies for kids.

2 weeks ago

 Joel Edgerton and Johnny Depp in "Black Mass."

Movie review: 'Black Mass' a riveting look at gangster life in Boston

“Black Mass” returns Johnny Depp to his reel and real acting roots as he plays Boston criminal Whitey Bulger opposite Joel Edgerton.

3 weeks ago

 Jason Clarke as Rob Hall in “Everest” turns in an exceptional performance.

Movie review: Beautifully shot 'Everest' a moving adventure

“Everest” captures the majesty and the agony of those who endeavor to climb Earth’s highest point.

3 weeks ago

 Lily Tomlin as Elle gives plenty of advice to Julia Garner as Sage in "Grandma."

Movie review: Tomlin's wisdom and wit sparkle in 'Grandma'

“Grandma” provides a crisp showcase for the comedic and dramatic skills of Lily Tomlin, who plays the eldest of three generations of women.

3 weeks ago

 In "Captive," Kate Mara's character emotionally and spiritually disarms David Oyelowo's hostage-taker.

Movie review: 'Captive' fails to generate much tension

“Selma” star David Oyelowo goes in a different direction with “Captive” as a killer who takes a stranger hostage for one fateful night.

3 weeks ago

 Salma Hayek produced and is one of the leading voices in the animated "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet."

Movie review: Animated 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' inspiring

Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson and Quvenzhane Wallis are among the voice talent in new version of Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet.”

3 weeks ago

  The "Maze Runner" Gladers, from left, Ki Hong Lee, Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden and Kaya Scodelario face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.

Movie review: 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' runs down a road of confusion

James Dashner’s second “Maze Runner” book comes to screen life with “The Scorch Trials” starring a returning Dylan O’Brien.

3 weeks ago

 Tyrese Gibson, left, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges in "Furious 7.". Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series.

New on DVD: Rolling a '7' in the 'Fast and Furious' franchise

“Furious 7,” “Cinderella” and “Love & Mercy” are new to DVD this week.

3 weeks ago

 Michael Ealy gets a little too close to Sanaa Lathan "The Perfect  Guy."

Movie review: 'The Perfect Guy' is just too predictable

A thriller starring Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan is a boilerplate stalker story that proceeds more or less as you suspect it will.

3 weeks ago

 William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal in "Best of Enemies."

Movie review: 'Best of Enemies' an evenhanded look at Buckley-Vidal debates

In 1968, arch-conservative William Buckley and left-liberal Gore Vidal faced off in volatile debates.

4 weeks ago

 Ben Kingsley stars as Darwan and Patricia Clarkson as Wendy in Broad Green Pictures upcoming release, "Learning to Drive."

Movie review: Understated performances from stars steer minimalist ‘Learning to Drive’

“Learning to Drive” comes from an 2002 New Yorker article by Katha Pollitt about bouncing back from a breakup through driving lessons.

4 weeks ago

 Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) and Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) in "The Age of Adaline."

New on DVD this week

“The Age of Adaline,” and “Beyond the Mask” hit store shelves.

4 weeks ago

 "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."

Movie review: ‘Man in the Machine’ captures flawed Apple genius

Documentarian Alex Gibney’s portrait of computer genius Steve Jobs is not always flattering, but it is fascinating.

4 weeks ago