Movie Reviews


 The crew in "Fury,":from left: Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal.

Movie review: Stellar acting, led by Brad Pitt, gives 'Fury' its power

“Fury” is the name on the tank’s gun barrel, and fine acting is the hallmark of the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman.

5 days ago


 Rosemarie DeWitt and Adam Sandler portray dissatisfied spouses in "Men, Women & Children."

Movie reviews: 'Men, Women & Children' and 'Book of Life' provoke thought while 'Best of Me' follows formula

Jason Reitman tackles social media and social issues, “Book of Life” embraces the dead, and “Best of Me” is a Nicholas Sparks adaptation.

5 days ago


 Dominic West's "Stayin' Alive" routine breaks the tension between gays and miners in "Pride."

Movie review: 'Pride' champions a moral victory

Welsh coal miners and London gays unite in “Pride.”

5 days ago


 Reel Q will screen "Out in the Night" at the Harris Theater.

Fact-based events inspire standout films in Reel Q festival

"The Circle" and "Out in the Night" are standouts in the second and final weekend of Reel Q film festival at the Harris Theater, Downtown.

6 days ago


 Peabody (Ty Burrell) tries to retrieve his time-traveling son Sherman (Max Charles) from the Trojan War in "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."

New to DVD this week

Sentinels chase "X-Men," and Mr. Peabody and Sherman get starring roles in new DVD releases.

6 days ago


Movie review: 'Meet the Mormons' bursts with optimism, propaganda

“Meet the Mormons” documentary, in a limited number of U.S. theaters, puts the best face forward on the church and its membership.

1 week ago


 Ed Oxenbould is Alexander, Steve Carell, right, is his dad and Jennifer Garner, left, is his mom. The cast also includes baby Zoey/Elise Vargas, Kerris Dorsey (in green) and Dylan Minnette.

Movie review: A boy's indignities spread to his family in comedy based on children's book

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” ups the title character’s age and spreads the misery to his family.

1 week ago


 Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in "The Judge."

Movie review: ‘The Judge' uneven, but delivers powerful performances by Downey Jr. and Duvall

At 141 minutes and with enough melodrama for a pair of movies, “The Judge” is far from perfect.

1 week ago


 Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith star in "My Old Lady."

Movie review: 'My Old Lady' charming at times but slips into melodrama

Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith shine in the gritty, emotional drama “My Old Lady.”

1 week ago


 Dan Stevens stars in the action thriller "The Guest."

Movie review: 'The Guest' brings uninvited consequences

Dan Stevens from “Downton Abbey” turns into “The Guest,” a thriller that spirals into horror movie territory before all the blood is shed.

1 week ago


 Jeremy Renner stars as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb in "Kill the Messenger."

Movie review: 'Messenger' fascinating but sobering

“Kill the Messenger,” starring Jeremy Renner as San Jose Mercury News investigative reporter Gary Webb, celebrates and indicts newspapers.

1 week ago


 Vlad (Luke Evans) warns his son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson), to run in "Dracula Untold."

Movie review: A few frights missing from 'Dracula Untold'

‘Dracula Untold’ starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper won’t get the blood racing in the way moviemakers intend.

1 week ago


 Mosab Hassan Yousef in "The Green Prince."

Movie review: 'Green Prince' a riveting thriller

“The Green Prince,“ set against the backdrop of recent Middle East events, is all true but it has the twists and turns of a spy novel.

1 week ago


 "Tru Love" stars Shauna MacDonald (who also co-directs), left, and Kate Trotter.

Reel Q film festival ranges from spicy to bland

The festival of films with gay and lesbian themes returns for its 29th year, with the opening night movie “Blackbird” on Friday.

1 week ago


New on DVD this week

“Edge of Tomorrow,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” and “Million Dollar Arm” hit store shelves.

1 week ago


 Simon Pegg plays a psychiatrist on the road trip of a lifetime in"Hector and the Search for Happiness."

Movie review: Journey to bliss drags in 'Hector'

Searching for happiness does not involve tagging along with Simon Pegg’s London psychiatrist, Hector, in new, glib, overlong tale.

2 weeks ago


 Ben Affleck, Lisa Banes and David Clennon in "Gone Girl."

Movie review: Highly anticipated 'Gone Girl' doesn't disappoint

When Amy Dunne is gone, baby, gone, her husband becomes the prime suspect in “Gone Girl” starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck.

2 weeks ago


 Annabelle Wallis as Mia and the Annabelle doll in the supernatural thriller "Annabelle."

Movie review: Demonic doll 'Annabelle' returns

A demonic doll moves from a cameo in “The Conjuring” to a sinister, supernatural starring role in “Annabelle,” opening today.

2 weeks ago


 Laszlo Gyemant as Egyik Iker and Andras Gyemant as Masik Iker.

Movie review: 'Notebook' tells harrowing tale of innocence destroyed by war

The grim truths of the Holocaust in Hungary are explored in “The Notebook,” a movie not for the faint of heart.

2 weeks ago


 Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst in "The Two Faces of January."

Movie Review: 'Two Faces' needs more suspense

“The Two Faces of January” is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, but it doesn’t pack the same psychological punch as other adaptations.

2 weeks ago


Movie review: Don't go find 'Left Behind'

It’s the end of the world as we know it — again — in reboot of “Left Behind” with Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Cassi Thomson.

2 weeks ago


 Jon Favreau as Carl Casper in "Chef."

New to DVD this week

"Chef," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Third Person" and "Hellion" hit store shelves.

2 weeks ago


 Winnie (voiced by Elle Fanning) tries to teach human behavior to Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in "The Boxtrolls."

Movie review: 'The Boxtrolls' offers joy for children and adults alike

The edgy and delightful “Boxtrolls” is a mix of of 3-D, stop-motion, CGI and hand-drawn animation based on the book “Here Be Monsters.”

3 weeks ago


 John Lithgow, left, and Alfred Molina portray newlyweds in New York City in "Love Is Strange."

Movie reviews: 'Love Is Strange,' 'Skeleton Twins' both engaging

“Love Is Strange” pairs John Lithgow with Alfred Molina as a longtime couple, while Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are “The Skeleton Twins.”

3 weeks ago


 Russian mafia boss Marton Csokas, left, and Denzel Washington talk business in "The Equalizer."

Movie review: Washington more than equal to the task in 'Equalizer'

Denzel Washington plays a retired agent who becomes a vigilante hero in “The Equalizer,” reuniting him with director Antoine Fuqua.

3 weeks ago


 Fela Kuti performs in the Netherlands in 1988.

Movie review: 'Finding Fela': Behind music, man and myth

Filmmaker Alex Gibney, who laid bare "The Armstrong Lie," switches gears with his documentary about Afrobeat musical pioneer Fela Kuti.

3 weeks ago


New on DVD: 'Neighbors,' 'The Rover,' 'Ida'

“Neighbors” is a raunchy comedy starring Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron. Also: “Key & Peele: Season Three,”  “The Calling” ...

3 weeks ago



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