Movie Reviews

 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 day 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 day 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.”

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 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 day 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 day 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.

2 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.”

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.”

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.”

4 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.”

4 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.

4 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.

1 month 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” ...

1 month ago


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