Movie Reviews


 Domhnall Gleason and Oscar Isaac star in "Ex Machina."

Movie review: 'Ex Machina' challenges viewers to find reality

Oscar Isaac plays a computer genius who takes artificial intelligence to a new level in “Ex Machina,” also starring Domhnall Gleeson.

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 Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) and Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) in "The Age of Adaline."

Movie review: 'The Age of Adaline' drains the fountain of youth

Adaline is literally 29 for decades and more a curse than a blessing for a widowed mother played by Blake Lively.

1 day ago


 Scene from "Merchants of Doubt."

Movie review: 'Merchants of Doubt' shows how to do battle on major issues

“Merchants of Doubt” explores the pundits-for-hire who pose as experts on issues such as climate change and toxic chemicals.

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 Dr. T. Colin Campbell with his son, Nelson Campbell.

Movie review: 'PlantPure Nation' documentary will be shown tonight at Southside Works Theater

The “PlantPure Nation” documentary says government and agribusiness raise skepticism about whole plant food diets despite proven science.

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 A scene from the movie "She's Beautiful When She's Angry."

Movie review: 'She's Beautiful' a wide-ranging look at battle for gender equality

“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” resurrects the early days of the modern women’s movement with vintage images and then-and-now interviews.

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 Olga Kurylenko stars, and Russell Crowe directs and stars in the drama "The Water Diviner."

Movie review: Crowe finds a good story in 'Water Diviner'

Russell Crowe directs and stars in “Water Diviner” as a farmer looking for the sons who never came home after the Battle of Gallipoli.

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 Jakob Salvati as Pepper Flynt Busbee and Eduardo Verastegui as Father Crispin in "Little Boy."

Movie review: 'Little Boy' bites off more faith-based lessons than it can chew

”Little Boy,” a family film set during World War II, is an ambitious but cluttered weepie, tackling too many messages for its own good.

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 Alon Aboutboul searches for a lost love in "Is That You?"

Movie reviews: JFilm fest wraps with notable selections

The second and final weekend of Pittsburgh's annual JFilm festival brings a couple of solid hits and some slight movie misses.

2 days ago




 Kevin James returns in the sequel "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2."

Movie review: Even kids won't laugh at 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

Kevin James tries hard in the sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” but he can’t buy a giggle.

1 week ago


 Jonah Hill as "Mike Finkel" and James Franco as "Christian Longo" in "True Story."

Movie review: 'True Story' produces chilling real life tale of murder

“True Story,” starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, was inspired by a disgraced reporter and a man accused of killing his wife and children.

1 week ago


 Shelley Hennig stars as Blaire in "Unfriended."

Movie review: 'Unfriended' quickly transforms into typical teen horror flick

Living and dying by — and on — the Internet have grave, ghostly consequences for a half-dozen teens in the horror flick “Unfriended.”

1 week ago


 Monkeys on Castle Rock in the Disneynature film "Monkey Kingdom."

Movie review: 'Monkey Kingdom' reveals a revolution in cuteness

Hey, hey, they’re the monkeys and they could not be cuter if they tried in the new Disney nature documentary timed for Earth Day.

1 week ago


 Ze'ev Revah is Yehezkel and Levana Finkelshtein is Levana in "The Farewell Party."

JFilm Fest: Week one

JFilm Festival, formerly the Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival, opens with a variety of characters and themes.

1 week ago


 Noah Wiseman in "The Babadook."

New to DVD this week

“Big Eyes” “The Babadook” and “The Boy Next Door” hit store shelves.

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 "The Longest Ride" stars Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.

Movie review: 'Longest Ride' turns into a sweet trip

Sparks fly and tears fall in “The Longest Ride,” a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel about two couples decades apart in North Carolina.

2 weeks ago


 Al Pacino in "Danny Collins."

Movie review: In 'Danny Collins,' Pacino pulls off a heartfelt change

Al Pacino film “Danny Collins” was inspired by the real story of a John Lennon letter to a young musician that went undelivered for decades.

2 weeks ago


 Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in "While We're Young."

Movie review: Humor keeps up pace in 'While We're Young'

“While We’re Young,” starring Ben Stiller and Adam Driver, explores the divide between Gen X-ers and 20-something hipsters in New York.

2 weeks ago


 Callum Turner and Vanessa Kirby in "Queen and Country."

Movie review: 'Queen and Country' charmingly captures English life in the 1950s

John Boorman’s “Queen and Country” is charming and evocative of England during the Korean War.

2 weeks ago


Movie review: 'Welcome to New York' erotic but engaging

“Welcome to New York” stars a fearless Gerard Depardieu in a scandalous story that has its repulsive roots in a real French politician.

2 weeks ago


 Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in "Woman in Gold."

Movie review: Fine acting gives 'Woman in Gold' its luster

“Woman in Gold” wasn’t just Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece but a portrait of Maria Altmann’s aunt and she wanted it and other stolen art back.

2 weeks ago


 Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star in "A Most Violent Year."

What's new on DVD this week?

‘A Most Violent Year,’ ‘Pelican Dreams,’ ‘The Immigrant,’ and ‘Frasier: The Complete Series’ hits store shelves.

2 weeks ago


 Brian, portrayed by the late Paul Walker, makes a move in "Furious 7."

Movie review: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and 'Fast and Furious' gang go for one last ride

“Furious 7” doubles as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker and to the film family forged by this adrenaline-fueled car franchise.

3 weeks ago


 Rinko Kikuchi stars in the movie "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter."

Movie review: 'Kumiko' pays homage to 'Fargo'

Strange Kumiko is hunting for treasure and thinks she has discovered “riches of America” thanks to a copy of a Coen brothers’ film.

3 weeks ago


 Justin Peck in "Ballet 422."

Documentary 'Ballet 422' takes peek behind curtains of dance

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a new work for New York City Ballet by emerging choreographer Justin Peck.

3 weeks ago


 Jack O'Connell stars in "'71"

Movie review: Soldier changes in one terrifying night in '71'

“’71” is a violent, thoughtful look at war and those who fight in it.

3 weeks ago


 Joshua Burge stars as Marty Jackitansky in "Buzzard."

Movie review: Scamming 'Buzzard' eventually short changes audience

This caustic temp worker makes the folks in “Clerks” and “Office Space” look like candidates for employee of the month.

3 weeks ago


 Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game."

New to DVD this week

“The Imitation Game,” “Interstellar” and “Wild,” make it to store shelves.

3 weeks ago


 Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) aloft. The animated “Home” is brightly colored, with aliens who look like soft plastic toys come to life.

Movie review: Colorful 'Home' is a pleasant adventure

The title is bland but “Home” delivers colorful aliens and vivid voices based on Adam Rex’s kids’ novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday.”

4 weeks ago


 Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in "Get Hard."

Movie review: Odd couple leads buoy 'Get Hard'

In “Get Hard,” Will Ferrell’s entitled millionaire reflexively and wrongly turns to Kevin Hart for advice on how to toughen up for prison.

4 weeks ago


 Erica Rivas as Romina and Diego Gentile as Ariel in the "Till Death Do Us Part" segment of the movie "Wild Tales."

Movie review: 'Wild Tales' just that plus a cathartic jolt

“Wild Tales,” an anthology of six tales from director Damián Szifrón, is wildly well-done and opening today at the Manor Theater.

4 weeks ago


 Daniel Zovatto, Maika Monroe, and Lili Sepe in "It Follows."

Movie review: 'It Follows' a stylish horror flick devoid of gore

“It Follows” is the rare horror thriller that prefers to traffic in suspense and dread than in titillating gore.

4 weeks ago


Movie review: 'Human Capital' grapples with wealth and status

“Human Capital” is a time-fractured, Italian-language examination of wealth, status, desire and the cost of a life cut short.

4 weeks ago


 Meryl Streep ventures "Into the Woods" as the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.

New to DVD this week

"Into the Woods," "Unbroken" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" migrates to store shelves this week.

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