Movie Reviews

 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.”

5 days 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.”

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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” ...

6 days ago

 Adam Driver, left, Corey Stoll, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman are siblings reunited for their father's funeral in "This Is Where I Leave You."

Movie review: 'This Is Where I Leave You' offers a pleasant diversion

“This Is Where I Leave You,” starring Jane Fonda and Tina Fey, has its moments resulting in a charming dramady.

1 week ago

 Dylan O'Brien is dropped into a mysterious game in "The Maze Runner."

Movie review: 'Maze Runner' gets lost in its own maze

Despite a fine young and diverse cast, “Maze Runner” suffers from surprisingly little tension.

1 week ago

 Michael Parks has bad plans for a visitor in "Tusk."

Movie reviews: 'Tusk' hits bumps; 'Eleanor Rigby' offers tale of loneliness; 'Code Black' reveals real ER

A podcaster turned prisoner, a lonely woman named Eleanor Rigby and an overcrowded ER are the focus of new movies opening this week.

1 week ago

 Liam Neeson loses his way in "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

Movie review: 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' works well until it doesn't

“A Walk Among the Tombstones” could have been titled “Who Is Killing the Drug Dealers’ Wives of Brooklyn?”

1 week ago


New to DVD this week

“Godzilla” and “The Fault in Our Stars” hits store shelves.

1 week ago

Movie review: Assaultive ‘No Good Deed’ comes out at wrong time

In “No Good Deed,” Idris Elba savagely menaces Taraji P. Henson.

2 weeks ago

 Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini star in "The Drop."

Movie review: Hardy and Gandolfini's sly performances the bright spots in 'The Drop'

Criminals, a pup and the past bring trouble to Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini in a thriller with too many twists.

2 weeks ago

 Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff in "Dolphin Tale 2"

Movie review: 'Dolphin Tale 2' immersed in inspiration

“Dolphin Tale 2” is a perfect end-of-summer film.

2 weeks ago

 Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass portray an estranged couple trying to reconnect in "The One I Love."

Movie review: Rich themes, taut dialogue refreshing in 'The One I Love'

“The One I Love,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass, explores a broken couple’s attempt to work through marital strife.

2 weeks ago

New to DVD

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Words and Pictures," "Brick Mansions" and "The German Doctor" hit store shelves this week.

2 weeks ago

 Dock Ellis on the field in "No No: A Dockumentary."

Movie review: 'No, No' on Dock Ellis a very good pitch

"No No: A Dockumentary" opens today at the Harris Theater, not far from where Three Rivers Stadium once stood and Dock Ellis pitched.

3 weeks ago

Movie review: 'Trip to Italy' stuffed with tedious banter

The second road romp between British improv-team Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon comes off tired and tedious.

3 weeks ago

 Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in "Frank." .

Movie review: Bleakly funny 'Frank' hits right notes

The title character in "Frank" hides under a giant papier-mache head but he proves to be surprisingly empathetic and engaging.

3 weeks ago

 Kevin Costner stars in "Draft Day."

New on DVD this week

‘Draft Day,’ ‘They Came Together,’ ‘For No Good Reason,’ and ‘Moms’ Night Out’ show up on stores shelves this week.

3 weeks ago

 Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman traverse miles of twisting catacombs beneath the streets of Paris in "As Above/So Below."

Movie Review: ‘As Above, So Below’ should have its horror license revoked

“As Above” takes forever to go below, and once there, another long while passes before supernatural stuff starts troubling the protagonists.

4 weeks ago


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