Movie Reviews

 A scene from "Pelican Dreams."

Movie review: 'Pelican Dreams' celebrates birds

The maker of "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" turns her attention to a different species of bird in the new documentary, "Pelican Dreams."

about 23 hours ago

 From left, Toll Road (Randy Couture), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) in "The Expendables 3."

New on DVD this week

"The Expendables 3," "The November Man" and "What If" hit store shelves.

about 23 hours ago

 Detail of Joe Paterno from the mural “Inspiration” by Michael Pilato.

Movie review: 'Happy Valley' reviews a very unhappy story about Penn State

"Happy Valley" documentary provides an overview of what happened after Sandusky’s arrest, Paterno's death and the tarnishing of Camelot.

about 23 hours ago

 Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones stars as Jane Wilde in "The Theory of Everything."

Movie reviews: 'Theory' one of year's best; 'Penguins' a delight; 'Bosses' almost horrible

Three new movies, “The Theory of Everything,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Horrible Bosses 2,” will open long before the turkey is thawed.

1 day ago

 Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1."

Movie review: 'Hunger Games' countdown gets off to slow start

“The Hunger Games” nears its final chapter as it splits the “Mockingjay” novel into two movies, one now and one due in November 2015.

6 days ago

 Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum in "22 Jump Street."

New to DVD this week

"22 Jump Street," "If I Stay," "And So It Goes," and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" hit store shelves.

1 week ago

 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in "Dumb and Dumber To".

Movie review: 'Dumb and Dumber To' reunites Carrey and Daniels for more shenanigans

“Dumb and Dumber To” lives up to its grammatically incorrect name.

1 week ago

 Miles Teller as Andrew and J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in "Whiplash."

Movie review: 'Whiplash' a must-see for jazz lovers

The compelling new jazz tale showcases a hot young drummer and his riveting mentor-tormenter.

1 week ago

 Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Minnie Driver star in "Beyond the Lights."

Movie review: 'Beyond the Lights' deftly enters dark side of fame

“Beyond the Lights,“ starring actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is about a singer whose sexy look and sound have been shaped by everyone — but her.

1 week ago

 Kim Bodnia as Rosewater and Gael García Bernal as Maziar Bahari in "Rosewater."

Movie review: 'Rosewater' a moving memoir of Iranian terror and resolve

Political satirist Jon Stewart makes a smooth shift to movie director with “Rosewater,” a timely drama with ties to his television show.

1 week ago

 Nino Corvato, one of the tailors in the movie "Men of the Cloth."

Three Rivers Film Festival casts wide net in second week

Second week of Three Rivers Film Festival introduces a range of characters, from real-life tailors to a Canadian caught in Escobar's web.

2 weeks ago

 From left, John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in "Jersey Boys."

New to DVD: Broadway to Hollywood

"Jersey Boys," "Tammy" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" head up new DVD releases this week.

2 weeks ago

 The inflatable vinyl robot Baymax hugs 14-year-old Hiro in "Big Hero 6."

Movie review: 'Big Hero 6' features remarkable robot and youngsters

Animated “Big Hero 6” celebrates brains, rather than brawn, as it assembles a team of youthful heroes along with one inflatable nursebot.

2 weeks ago

 Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell star in "Laggies"

Movie review: 'Laggies' takes its time building up to a warm ending

True to its name, “Laggies” starts slow but finishes on a winning note thanks to Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moretz.

2 weeks ago

 "On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter" filmmaker Dana Brown on a vintage motorcycle.

Movie review: Motorcycle documentary sequel loses traction

“On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter” goes global as it updates a definitive documentary about motorcycles released in 1971.

2 weeks ago

 Jay Reinke address the Overnighters from his church pulpit in Drafthouse Films’ "The Overnighters."

Three Rivers Film Festival kicks off with fine offerings

Film Festival's first week includes a Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle and a movie set in a Bloomfield rowhouse.

3 weeks ago

 Angelina Jolie in a scene from "Maleficent."

New to DVD this week

'Maleficent,' 'A Most Wanted Man,' 'Planes: Fire & Rescue,' and 'Hercules' hit stores this week.

3 weeks ago

 Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, in a scene from the film, "Interstellar."

Movie review: 'Interstellar' may be a little too far out there

“Interstellar” soars on a human level but likely may baffle you when it deals with wormholes, relativity and other space-age terms.

3 weeks ago

 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, looking haunted and hungry, plays a petty thief turned amoral freelance news photographer in Los Angeles.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago


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