Movie Reviews

 "The Good Dinosaur" tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way?a  human boy.

A feast of films on Thanksgiving Eve

“Creed,” “Good Dinosaur,” “Brooklyn,” “Trumbo” and “Victor Frankenstein” arrive in theaters just in time for the holiday.

4 days ago

 Meryl Streep stars in "Ricki and the Flash."

New on DVD

“America Ultra,” “Ricki and the Flash,” and “Shaun the Sheep Movie” hits store shelves.

4 days ago

 Shu Qi portrays Nie Yinniang in "The Assassin."

Movie review: 'The Assassin' is a Zen-like martial-arts movie

Although  "The Assassin" is technically a wuxia film — martial arts, swordplay — it is much more a film of stillness, quiet, beauty.

4 days ago

 Michael Keaton as Walter "Robby" Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes work on an investigation into the cover-up of child abuse by Catholic priests in Boston in "Spotlight."

Movie review: 'Spotlight' shines light on excellent ensemble cast

Actors including Michael Keaton dig into their roles as members of a Boston Globe investigative team and its story about clergy sex abuse.

1 week ago

 Liam Hemsworth, front left, Sam Claflin, back left, Evan Ross and Jennifer Lawrence star in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2."

Movie review: 'Hunger Games' finale stays true to source

The film franchise based on Suzanne Collins’ novels comes to an end in a serious manner.

1 week ago

 Among cast members of "Spotlight" are, from left, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton and John Slattery.

Newsroom drama tells real story behind the print

From the unglamourous clothing and goodbye cakes to the occasional smell of a dead rat, “Spotlight” gets it right.

1 week ago

 Julia Roberts portrays a distraught detective in "Secret in Their Eyes."

Movie review: 'Secret in Their Eyes' not so thrilling

“Secret in Their Eyes,” a Hollywood remake of an Oscar-winning foreign thriller, misses the mark.

1 week ago

 Elizabeth Banks, left, portrays Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games Mockingjay -- Part 2."

Family Film Guide: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2' and 'Secret in Their Eyes'

The “Hunger Games” finale is PG-13, for tweens and up; “Secret in Their Eyes,” also PG-13, is suitable for mature high schoolers and older.

1 week ago

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Seth Rogen star in "The Night Before."

Movie review: New comedy is an instant Christmas classic: naughty, but nice

“The Night Before” is a holiday hybrid and a funny one, thanks to its leading men Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

1 week ago

 From left, Henry Caville as Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

New on DVD: 'We Are Your Friends' and more

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” also hits store shelves this week.

1 week ago

 From left, Ed Helms, Alan Arkin and John Goodman in "Love the Coopers."

Movie review: 'Love the Coopers' paints portrait of family dysfunction with Pittsburgh as backdrop

An A-list cast, including Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Olivia Wilde, delivers a Pittsburgh-set holiday rom-com.

2 weeks ago

 Finn Wittrock and Sarah Bolger in "My All American."

Movie review: ‘My All American’ scores on gridiron but fumbles with inspiration

“My All American” tells the inspirational story of University of Texas player Freddie Steinmark who showed courage in the face of illness.

2 weeks ago

 Antonio Banderas stars as Mario Sepúlveda in "The 33."

Movie review: 'The 33' brims with hope

“The 33” shows how miners trapped 2,000 feet underground in Chile survived on tuna, cookies and hope for 69 days.

2 weeks ago

 Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in "Room."

Movie review: Actors' performances build walls of emotion in ‘Room’

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay unlock the story of a mother’s love and the challenge and wonder of rejoining or entering the world.

2 weeks ago

 Logan Miller in "Take me to the River," part of the 2015 Three Rivers Film Festival.

Film reviews: Three Rivers film fest features disturbing documentary, moving coming of age tale

“We Are the Ones” takes moviegoers to South Sudan where doctors try to prevent illness, deal with tribal divides and mend wounds.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, and Jai Courtney plays Kyle Reese in "Terminator Genisys."

New on DVD: 'Terminator' reimagined

“Terminator Genisys,” “Trainwreck” and “Mr. Holmes” are new this week.

2 weeks ago

 Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in "Spectre."

Movie review: Bond is as bold as ever in film that delves into past and present

“Spectre,” starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux, raises ghosts from James Bond’s past in grand, globe-trotting style.

3 weeks ago

 "Court," starring Vira Sathidar as the poet Kamble, will screen at 7 tonight at Waterworks Cinemas as part of the Three Rivers Film Festival.

Movie reviews: Three Rivers Film Festival is off to rousing start

“Court,” “In the Shadow of Women” and “Influenza” are among the four dozen films to be screened during the Three Rivers Film Festival.

3 weeks ago

 Snoopy and Charlie Brown are on the big screen in "The Peanuts Movie."

Film clips: Charlie Brown, suffragettes are heroes on big screen

New films reunite “Peanuts” characters, provide a shocking women’s history lesson and pair actresses as lifelong pals facing challenges.

3 weeks ago

 Disney-Pixar's "Inside Out" takes us to the most extraordinary location yet - inside the mind of Riley.  Riley is guided by her emotions - Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life.

New on DVD this week

“Inside Out,” “Vacation” and “The End of the Tour” come out on DVD this week.

3 weeks ago

 Bradley Cooper stars in "Burnt."

Movie review: 'Burnt' satisfies

“Burnt” reunites “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in the overheated story of London chefs and Michelin stars.

1 month ago

 Sandra Bullock and Anthony Mackie in "Our Brand Is Crisis."

Movie review: 'Our Brand Is Crisis' fun until it gets serious

Sandra Bullock goes to a Bolivian war room in an effort to elect an underdog candidate and stomp her rival, played by Billy Bob Thornton.

1 month ago

 In "Truth," Robert Redford, left, portrays Dan Rather, Cate Blanchett is Mary Mapes and Bruce Greenwood is CBS executive Andrew Heyward.

Movie review: Blanchett, Redford sparkle in 'Truth'

“Truth” looks at the 2004 CBS story that opened the door for Dan Rather to leave the anchor desk and network and for a producer to be fired.

1 month ago