Movie Reviews

 Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars in "The Martian."

Movie review: Taut rescue tale puts a great cast in orbit around its star in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon shines as “The Martian,” an American astronaut presumed dead and left behind on the Red Planet in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic.

2 days ago

 Richard Gere stars as a homeless man in "Time Out of Mind."

Movie review: 'Time Out of Mind' gives attention to those who live on the streets

Richard Gere's latest film is a tough, touching homage to the homeless.

2 days ago

 Emily Blunt stars as FBI agent Kate Macer in "Sicario."

Movie review: 'Sicario' depicts a gruesome mission that will make you flinch

“Sicario,“ with Emily Blunt as an FBI agent recruited for a covert mission in the war against drugs, is intense, violent and provocative.

2 days ago

Movie review: Documentary explores quirky true story about pursuit of fame

“Finders Keepers” is about a man who uses the childhood saying to claim ownership of a foot found in a used grill — yes, really.

2 days ago

 Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet years after their college tryst in "Sleeping With Other People."

Movie review: A romantic, touching film about sex addiction

“Sleeping With Other People,“ from the director of “Bachelorette,“ is a thoroughly modern rom-com starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis.

2 days ago

 Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in "The Walk."

Movie review: Philippe Petit took a walk on the high-flying side as movie recounts

“The Walk,“ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, re-creates Philippe Petit’s 1974 historic walk between the towers of the World Trade Center.

4 days ago

 Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in "The Intern."

Movie review: De Niro's comedic touch brightens 'The Intern'

Robert De Niro is “The Intern” and Anne Hathaway his e-commerce boss in a workplace comedy from filmmaker Nancy Meyers.

1 week ago

 "Stonewall" recalls the 1969 upheaval at a Greenwich Village gay club.

Movie review: 'Stonewall' flawed but interesting

Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” offers a somewhat diluted but still valuable tale of the early Gay Rights movement.

1 week ago

 Tobey Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer in Edward Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice."

Movie reviews: 3 movies with satisfying plots

Movies look at eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer, a chilling tale of twins and torment, and a real-life romcom with an Indian flavor. .

1 week ago

 From left, Wayne (Steve Buscemi), Wanda (Molly Shannon), Dracula (Adam Sandler), Frank (Kevin James), Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade), Murray (Keegan-Michael Key) "Hotel Transylvania 2."

Movie review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ is cute, but not a classic

“Hotel Transylvania 2” celebrates the strength of family but it’s a weakling when compared with other standout animated movies for kids.

1 week ago

 Joel Edgerton and Johnny Depp in "Black Mass."

Movie review: 'Black Mass' a riveting look at gangster life in Boston

“Black Mass” returns Johnny Depp to his reel and real acting roots as he plays Boston criminal Whitey Bulger opposite Joel Edgerton.

2 weeks ago

 Jason Clarke as Rob Hall in “Everest” turns in an exceptional performance.

Movie review: Beautifully shot 'Everest' a moving adventure

“Everest” captures the majesty and the agony of those who endeavor to climb Earth’s highest point.

2 weeks ago

 Lily Tomlin as Elle gives plenty of advice to Julia Garner as Sage in "Grandma."

Movie review: Tomlin's wisdom and wit sparkle in 'Grandma'

“Grandma” provides a crisp showcase for the comedic and dramatic skills of Lily Tomlin, who plays the eldest of three generations of women.

2 weeks ago

 In "Captive," Kate Mara's character emotionally and spiritually disarms David Oyelowo's hostage-taker.

Movie review: 'Captive' fails to generate much tension

“Selma” star David Oyelowo goes in a different direction with “Captive” as a killer who takes a stranger hostage for one fateful night.

2 weeks ago

 Salma Hayek produced and is one of the leading voices in the animated "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet."

Movie review: Animated 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' inspiring

Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson and Quvenzhane Wallis are among the voice talent in new version of Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet.”

2 weeks ago

  The "Maze Runner" Gladers, from left, Ki Hong Lee, Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden and Kaya Scodelario face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.

Movie review: 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' runs down a road of confusion

James Dashner’s second “Maze Runner” book comes to screen life with “The Scorch Trials” starring a returning Dylan O’Brien.

2 weeks ago

 Tyrese Gibson, left, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges in "Furious 7.". Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series.

New on DVD: Rolling a '7' in the 'Fast and Furious' franchise

“Furious 7,” “Cinderella” and “Love & Mercy” are new to DVD this week.

2 weeks ago

 Michael Ealy gets a little too close to Sanaa Lathan "The Perfect  Guy."

Movie review: 'The Perfect Guy' is just too predictable

A thriller starring Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan is a boilerplate stalker story that proceeds more or less as you suspect it will.

3 weeks ago

 William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal in "Best of Enemies."

Movie review: 'Best of Enemies' an evenhanded look at Buckley-Vidal debates

In 1968, arch-conservative William Buckley and left-liberal Gore Vidal faced off in volatile debates.

3 weeks ago

 Ben Kingsley stars as Darwan and Patricia Clarkson as Wendy in Broad Green Pictures upcoming release, "Learning to Drive."

Movie review: Understated performances from stars steer minimalist ‘Learning to Drive’

“Learning to Drive” comes from an 2002 New Yorker article by Katha Pollitt about bouncing back from a breakup through driving lessons.

3 weeks ago

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

New on DVD this week

“The Age of Adaline,” and “Beyond the Mask” hit store shelves.

3 weeks ago

 "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."

Movie review: ‘Man in the Machine’ captures flawed Apple genius

Documentarian Alex Gibney’s portrait of computer genius Steve Jobs is not always flattering, but it is fascinating.

3 weeks ago

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

Movie review: 'Mistress America' follows zany paths

Two New Yorkers, one a college freshman and the other a madcap gal about town, join forces in this fizzy close to the summer movie season.

1 month 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

Playing at Carnegie Science Center, “Robots” explores the exciting frontier of humanoid robotics research; two of the stars are from CMU.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.”

1 month ago

 Alice Eve and Chris Evans develop a friendship that draws them closer in "Before We Go."

Movie review: ‘Before We Go’ a love story that resonates

Actor Chris Evans sheds his superhero costume to make his directing debut and star in a small slice-of-life romance called “Before We Go.”

4 weeks ago