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In Happy Christmas, Anna Kendrick Is the Best at Being the Worst Happy Christmas
It's like watching life's best parts.
, July 24, 2014
Uncomfortable-silence auteur Joe Swanberg has made a career of testing how much falseness you can strip out and still have a movie. What if... More>>
A Most Wanted Man: Philip Seymour Hoffman Lends Le Carré Gravity A Most Wanted Man
Hoffman's last completed film has him playing a mystery man.
, July 24, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman is an island of rumpled calm in Anton Corbijn's urgent A Most Wanted Man, a glum-out-of-principle espionage story based on... More>>
Life Itself Celebrates Roger Ebert — and the Critic's Capacity for Joy Life Itself
A movie about the man who reviewed movies.
, July 24, 2014
To call Roger Ebert one of the great populist film critics is to damn him with faint praise. Though he took pride in working for the scrappier of... More>>
Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes Provides More Groans Than Laughs Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes Provides More Groans Than Laughs
, July 24, 2014
With Jack Nicholson still enjoying his retirement, it falls to Michael Douglas to swoon over the oh-so-cutesy Diane Keaton in And So It Goes, a... More>>
Scarlett Johansson Effortlessly Carries the Fun, Unscientific Lucy Scarlett Johansson Effortlessly Carries the Fun, Unscientific Lucy
, July 24, 2014
With his stately drawl, Morgan Freeman has narrated nonfiction documentaries about penguins, slavery, the lemurs of Madagascar, ancient Egyptian... More>>
Hercules Surprisingly Has Both Brains and Brawn Hercules Surprisingly Has Both Brains and Brawn
, July 24, 2014
One could be forgiven for being skeptical that a Hercules movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and directed by Brett "Rush Hour Trilogy"... More>>
Wish I Was Here: Zach Braff's Crowdfunded Indie Is Just Good Enough Wish I Was Here
The end result is disappointingly okay.
, July 17, 2014
Wish I Was Here, the movie that actor and second-time director Zach Braff partially funded with money raised through Kickstarter, isn't nearly... More>>
Planes: Fire & Rescue Is More Fun to Think About Than Watch Planes: Fire & Rescue
There are fires and rescues and odd things to ponder.
, July 17, 2014
It turns out that the cars and planes of Cars and Planes can kiss. Deep into Planes: Fire & Rescue, a time-killing kid flick whose title is an... More>>
Linklater's Glorious Boyhood Captures Life in Bloom Boyhood
A 12-year short pays off in some of the director's finest work.
, July 17, 2014
The business of childhood is the business of waiting: waiting for Christmas, waiting for school to let out, waiting to be old enough to stay up... More>>
The Purge: Anarchy Is a Fun House-Mirror Look at American Class War The Purge: Anarchy Is a Fun House-Mirror Look at American Class War
, July 17, 2014
If the Saw series taught us anything, it's that every quasi-inventive genre movie is fated to become a yearly franchise with increasingly... More>>
Sex Tape Is the Funniest Movie About Marital Sex Since Eyes Wide Shut Sex Tape Is the Funniest Movie About Marital Sex Since Eyes Wide Shut
, July 17, 2014
A defiantly R-rated farce seemingly commissioned to plug the We’re the Millers-shaped hole in the summer lineup, Sex Tape is warmer and... More>>
In Happy Christmas, Anna Kendrick is the Best at Being the Worst In Happy Christmas, Anna Kendrick is the Best at Being the Worst
It's like watching life's best parts.
, July 17, 2014
Uncomfortable-silence auteur Joe Swanberg has made a career of testing how much falseness you can strip out and still have a movie. What if... More>>
A Most Wanted Man: Phillip Seymour Hoffman Lends Le Carré Gravity A Most Wanted Man: Phillip Seymour Hoffman Lends Le Carré Gravity
Hoffman's lasy completed film has him playing a mystery man.
, July 17, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman is an island of rumpled calm in Anton Corbijn's urgent A Most Wanted Man, a glum-out-of-principle espionage story based on... More>>
Life Itself Celebrates Roger Ebert - and the Critics Capacity for Joy Life Itself Celebrates Roger Ebert - and the Critics Capacity for Joy
A movie about the men who reviewed movies.
, July 17, 2014
To call Roger Ebert one of the great populist film critics is to damn him with faint praise. Though he took pride in working for the scrappier of... More>>
Life Itself Celebrates Roger Ebert - and the Critics Capacity for Joy Life Itself Celebrates Roger Ebert - and the Critics Capacity for Joy
A movie about the men who reviewed movies.
, July 17, 2014
To call Roger Ebert one of the great populist film critics is to damn him with faint praise. Though he took pride in working for the scrappier of... More>>
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Is a Stellar Sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Matt Reeves does so much right.
, July 10, 2014
Who knows why, but the sight of apes sitting tall and proud on horseback is stirring in a primal way. That's one of the best images in Matt... More>>
Richard Linklater Explains His Secret Movie Boyhood, Which He Shot Over 12 Years Richard Linklater Explains His Secret Movie Boyhood, Which He Shot Over 12 Years
, July 10, 2014
"It's the secret films you have to watch out for," jokes Richard Linklater of his new movie Boyhood, a furtive experiment that he kept quiet for... More>>
Paul Haggis's Third Person Is a Baffling Rough-Draft Epic. Third Person
When crazy is normal, forgive the characters and blame their creator.
, July 10, 2014
If a toddler tried to re-create the mystifying behavior of adults, it would look a lot like Paul Haggis's Third Person, a drama where grown-ups... More>>
The Three Craziest Moments of Nic Cage's New Rage, Ranked The Three Craziest Moments of Nic Cage's New Rage, Ranked
, July 10, 2014
How has there not already been a Nicolas Cage movie called Rage? That title could fit many of the Drive Angry star's late-career time-wasters.... More>>
Wish I Was Here: Zach Braff's Crowdfunded Indie is Just Good Enough Wish I Was Here: Zach Braff's Crowdfunded Indie is Just Good Enough
The end result is dissapointingly okay.
, July 10, 2014
Wish I Was Here, the movie that actor and second-time director Zach Braff partially funded with money raised through Kickstarter, isn't nearly... More>>
Planes: Fire & Rescue is More Fun to Think About Than Watch Planes: Fire & Rescue is More Fun to Think About Than Watch
There are fires and rescues and odd things to ponder.
, July 10, 2014
It turns out that the cars and planes of Cars and Planes can kiss. Deep into Planes: Fire & Rescue, a time-killing kid flick whose title is an... More>>
Linklater's Glorious Boyhood Captures Life in Bloom Linklater's Glorious Boyhood Captures Life in Bloom
A 12 year short pays off in some of the director's finest work.
, July 10, 2014
The business of childhood is the business of waiting: waiting for Christmas, waiting for school to let out, waiting to be old enough to stay up... More>>
Anna Kendrick Had Her Heart Broken by a Hot Dog Anna Kendrick Had Her Heart Broken by a Hot Dog
, July 10, 2014
"I forget that people think that I'm the girl with a ponytail and a briefcase," says Anna Kendrick, perched on a couch in a T-shirt and jeans.... More>>
The Purge: Anarchy Sets Up Frank Grillo to Finally Be the Leading Man The Purge: Anarchy Sets Up Frank Grillo to Finally Be the Leading Man
, July 10, 2014
Sirens blare and an eerie voice announces that it's best to remain indoors if you don't plan to participate. While others make safety... More>>
E.T. Update Earth to Echo Makes Everything a Device Earth to Echo
At least the alien feels at home in this digital world.
, July 03, 2014
Earth to Echo is a slender kiddie flick about a quartet of preteens and their palm-size alien pal that's at once bland, well-intentioned and... More>>
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