Movie Reviews

 Greta Gerwig as Brooke and Lola Kirke as Tracy bond in "Mistress America."

Movie review: 'Mistress America' follows zany paths

“Mistress America” is a rarity — it’s about not one but two New Yorkers, one a college freshman and the other a madcap gal about town.

about 10 hours ago

 Carnegie Mellon University's robot HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, makes an appearance in the film "Robots" opening today at Carnegie Science Center.

Movie review: 'Robots' like you have never seen them before

The film “Robots” explores the exciting frontier of humanoid robotics research.

about 10 hours ago

 Ed Skrein fails to fill the shoes of Jason Stratham in  "The Transporter Refueled."

Movie review: ‘The Transporter Refueled’: Running on empty

Ed Skrein is no Jason Statham and the newest installment of the “Transporter” franchise is a cut-rate action affair.

about 10 hours ago

 Simone Kirby as Oonagh and Barry Ward as Jimmy in "Jimmy's Hall."

Movie review: 'Jimmy's Hall' exudes warmth amid Irish class struggle

Jimmy Gralton fights the powers that be with a dance hall in Depression-era Ireland in “Jimmy’s Hall.”

about 10 hours ago

 Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor in "Z for Zachariah."

Movie review: Three actors create a harrowing new world order

“Z for Zachariah” is not your typical apocalypse film, thanks to high anxiety and actors Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine.

1 day ago

 Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max: Fury Road."

What's new on DVD this week: 'Mad Max,' 'Bessie' and more

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “I’ll See You In My Dreams” and other titles show up on store shelves

1 day ago

 Robert Redford, left, stars as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz in the lightweight comedy "Walk in the Woods."

Movie review: Redford, Nolte make 'Walk in the Woods' worthwhile

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte embark on “A Walk in the Woods,” which takes them onto the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious comic adventure.

2 days ago

 Zac Efron in "We Are Your Friends."

Movie review: Music-filled 'We Are Your Friends' falters in plot

“We Are Your Friends” stars Zac Efron as a 23-year-old DJ looking for meaning and the perfect music in his life in the San Fernando Valley.

1 week ago

 From left, Kristen Wiig as Charlotte Goetze, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze and Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."

Movie review: Young star captures '70s teen angst in 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl,“ starring breakout British actress Bel Powley, finds a 15-year-old sampling adult pleasures and perils.

1 week ago

 Conrad Anker in "Meru."

Movie review: 'Meru' takes moviegoers to great heights

A new mountain climbing documentary follows three expert climbers as they try to scale the Shark’s Fin in northern India.

1 week ago

 In "The Look of Silence," Adi, left, questions Commander Amir Siahaan, one of the death squad leaders responsible for his brother’s death during the Indonesian genocide.

Movie Review : 'The Look of Silence' is documentary-making at its most daring

Joshua Oppenheimer’s sequel to “The Act of Killing” tries to peer into the eyes and hearts of men responsible for a genocide in Indonesia.

1 week ago

 Iris Apfel in the documentary "Iris."

What's new to DVD? Island romance ‘Aloha' plus docs ‘Irish' and ‘Citizenfour'

Before the final hula, all of the key characters must take a stand, stake a claim or face the consequences of their actions in “Aloha.”

1 week ago

 Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson star in "No Escape."

Movie review: ‘No Escape' is trapped by loose threads and stereotypes

The Dowdle brothers’ film starring Owen Wilson is a disappointing international thriller.

1 week ago

 Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) in “Hitman: Agent 47." Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, "Hitman: Agent 47."

Movie review: 'Hitman' all action and little else

“Hitman: Agent 47” is second attempt at turning video game into a palatable, popular movie, this time with Rupert Friend in title role.

2 weeks ago

 Rose (John Leguizamo, left) and Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg, right) in "American Ultra."

Movie review: 'American Ultra' wallows in silly gore

The extremely violent “American Ultra” isn’t Jesse Eisenberg’s best work. “The End of the Tour” and his performance in it is better.

2 weeks ago

 An archival still from the Showtime documentary "Listen To Me Marlon" showing Marlon Brando with his father, Marlon Brando Sr.

Film clips: 'Marlon' intimate; 'Phoenix' compelling

Brando speaks for himself in documentary drawing on his audiotapes, and post-World War II Berlin provides ghostly backdrop for “Phoenix.”

2 weeks ago

 The Children advance in director Ciaran Foy's horror film "Sinister 2."

Movie review: ‘Sinister 2’ is a horror film that’s a mystery to itself

“Sinister 2” has a couple of good jumps but seems like a goofy 1980s horror throwback rather than a memorable cinematic scare-fest.

2 weeks ago

 Clare McNulty, left, as Allie, and Bridey Elliott as Harper in "Fort Tilden."

Movie review: Comedy 'Fort Tilden' plays out a day in the life of two hooky-playing millennials

Film offers some laughs and silliness but not much growth.

2 weeks ago

 Allan (Robert Gustafsson) in "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared."

New on DVD: '100-Year-Old Man,' 'Little Boy' and more

“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” “Little Boy” and “The Royals,” hit store shelves this week.

2 weeks ago

 Hugh Grant as Waverly in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

Movie review: 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' stylish but boring

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” impresses in style and cinematography, but disappoints in dialogue and pizazz.

3 weeks ago

 Kevin Bacon in "Cop Car."

Movie review: 'Cop Car' stalls out as thriller

“Cop Car,” a thriller starring Kevin Bacon as a Colorado sheriff, chases moviegoers but loses them with a dark, gritty atmosphere.

3 weeks ago

 From left, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and O'Shea Jackson Jr. star in "Straight Outta Compton."

Movie review: 'Straight Outta Compton' an enlightening portrait of N.W.A.

“Straight Outta Compton,” a drama about the rap group N.W.A., boasts instant audience appeal.

3 weeks ago

 Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in "The End of the Tour."

Movie review: ‘End of the Tour’ is the best kind of conversation

“The End of the Tour” is a two-man show and a good one, thanks to actors Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg and their true-life counterparts.

3 weeks ago

 Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon star in "Hot Pursuit."

New on DVD: Not so 'Hot Pursuit'

“Hot Pursuit” isn’t quite a hot mess, but it’s not very funny, either; “Unfriended” gives a new meaning to the phrase ghost in the machine.

3 weeks ago

 Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in "Tangerine."

Movie review: ‘Tangerine’ provides rare glimpse of transgender street culture

Sean Baker’s nontraditional storytelling approach — shooting his film using an iPhone 5 — results in a sympathetic and funny rare gem.

3 weeks ago

 Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, left, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards, and Kate Mara as Sue Storm come together to battle a former friend turned enemy in "The Fantastic Four."

Movie review: 'Fantastic Four' fails to measure up to the comic superheroes

“Fantastic Four” presents a new foursome played by Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, but it’s not so fantastic.

4 weeks ago

 Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix star in "Irrational Man."

Movie review: 'Irrational Man' needs a little more comedy and a little more suspense

Woody Allen’s latest film, “Irrational Man,” is an unusual “murder comedy.”

4 weeks ago

 Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton star in "The Gift."

Movie review: In a tense thriller, 'The Gift' unwraps its themes slowly

Beware of old classmates bearing gifts and possible grudges in a new movie from actor, writer and first-time director Joel Edgerton.

4 weeks ago

 Rick Springfield and Meryl Streep perform with the Flash at the Salt Well bar in "Ricki and the Flash."

Movie review: 'Ricki and the Flash' flames out

“Ricki and the Flash” casts Meryl Streep as a woman who left her husband and three children in Indianapolis to pursue rock ’n’ roll dreams.

4 weeks ago

 Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo find the ride a little bumpy in "Infinitely Polar Bear."

Movie review: Heartfelt 'Infinitely Polar Bear' missing a few pieces

Writer-director Maya Forbes draws on her childhood and father, who struggled with bipolar disorder, for “Infinitely Polar Bear.”

4 weeks ago

 'Shaun' (left), 'Slip' (center) and 'Bitzer' (right) in "Shaun the Sheep Movie."

Movie review: 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' sheer fun

“Shaun the Sheep Movie” heads from stop action animated comedy to a clever 85 minutes of entertainment.

1 month ago