Movie Reviews


 “Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in "Nightcrawler," written and directed by Dan Gilroy.

Movie review: Jake Gyllenhaal throws ethics to the wind as a videographer in 'Nightcrawler'

Jake Gyllenhaal looks haunted and hungry in “Nightcrawler” in which he plays a petty thief turned amoral freelance news photographer.

about 3 hours ago


 Mark Strong as  Dr. Nasch and Nicole Kidman as his patient  Christine Lucas blur the lines in their relationship as they seek the cause of her amnesia in "Before I Go to Sleep."

Movie review: Great acting awakens in 'Before I Go to Sleep'

Moviegoers likely won’t forget the mystery thriller “Before I Go to Sleep,” thanks to leads Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

about 3 hours ago


 Daniel Radcliffe stars in "Horns."

Movie review: A bumpy transition to screen for 'Horns'

Daniel Radcliffe taps into his devilish side in “Horns,” about a man who sprouts horns after being suspected in the murder of his

about 3 hours ago


 Michael Keaton and Edward Norton star in "Birdman."

Movie review: 'Birdman' is Michael Keaton's finest hour

Black comedy "Birdman" soars, thanks to Michael Keaton and gutsy filmmaking by director and co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu.

1 day ago


 Zach Braff (at center) directs and stars as parent to children portrayed by Pierce Gagnon (at left) and Joey King (at right) in his new comedy "Wish I Was Here."

New to DVD this week

"Wish I Was Here," "Life of Crime,"  and "Deliver Us From Evil" hit store shelves.

1 day ago


 Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher star in "St. Vincent."

Movie review: 'St. Vincent' is wholly pleasing

Bill Murray plays the title role in “St. Vincent” about a grumpy retiree whose life is changed when a single mom and boy move in next door.

1 week ago


 Keanu Reeves stars in "John Wick."

Movie review: Stylish, violent 'John Wick' meanders

They stole his 1969 Mustang and killed his dog so the retired assassin returns to the lethal life in “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves.

1 week ago


 Scene from "Last Days in Vietnam": Aboard  the  USS  Kirk,  crew  members  signal  the  Chinook  to  hover  over  the   deck  and  drop  its  passengers. April  29,  1975.

Movie review: 'Last Days in Vietnam' a balanced reflection of the war

There’s revelation and heartbreak in Rory Kennedy's flawless documentary “Last Days in Vietnam.”

1 week ago


 Douglas Smith, Ana Coto, Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff and Bianca Santos star in  "Ouija."

Movie review: 'Ouija' geared to spook out tweens

“Ouija” turns product placement on its horror head as teens try to connect with a friend who suddenly dies in PG-13 rated movie.

1 week ago


 Tyler James Williams and the cast of "Dear White People."

Movie review: 'Dear White People' asks serious questions about race

“Dear White People” wades into the messy movie scrum of racial politics as it arrives with the Sundance stamp of approval.

1 week ago


 Vicious thugs celebrate their right to purge in "The Purge: Anarchy," the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit.

New to DVD this week

"The Purge: Anarchy," "Sex Tape" and "Snowpiercer,“ show up on store shelves.

1 week ago


 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.”

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.”

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


New on DVD this week

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

3 weeks 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago



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