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What If's Daniel Radcliffe Knows He Makes You Feel Old What If's Daniel Radcliffe Knows He Makes You Feel Old
Harry Potter talks rom-coms and tabloids.
, August 07, 2014
Daniel Radcliffe's first trip to Comic-con kicked off like the world's cuddliest Nuremberg rally. This summer, just minutes after he walked into... More>>
Film Critics Need to Learn to Look -- and Enjoy Film Critics Need to Learn to Look -- and Enjoy
, August 07, 2014
Star presence, that distillation of charisma and sometimes glamour, lies at the heart of the movies' appeal. The star presence James Harvey... More>>
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Betrays Everything Grand and Grimy About the Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Betrays Everything Grand and Grimy About the Original
, August 07, 2014
Before you buy that tiny box turtle in Chinatown, know that it can live for 100 years. Which means that among all the Mad Libs nonsense of the... More>>
Into the Storm Attempts to Find the Fun in Destroying American Towns Into the Storm Attempts to Find the Fun in Destroying American Towns
, August 07, 2014
Incompatible fronts collide in director Steven Quale's weather-horror patience-tester Into the Storm. The first is the summertime yen for... More>>
Robin Williams Could Always Find the Raw Seriousness in His Comedy Robin Williams Could Always Find the Raw Seriousness in His Comedy
, August 07, 2014
Even those of us who loved Robin Williams as a performer would have to say that sometimes he was too much -- too wired, too pleading, too on.... More>>
The Trip to Italy: Business as Usual for Coogan and  Brydon, and that's FIne The Trip to Italy: Business as Usual for Coogan and Brydon, and that's FIne
The Trip Stars return for more of the same.
, August 07, 2014
For women especially, it's wholly out of fashion to have sympathy for middle-aged white men. In both real life and fiction, the thinking goes,... More>>
Zombie Comedy Life After Beth is a Bit Too Stiff Zombie Comedy Life After Beth is a Bit Too Stiff
Film is never as crazy as it needs to be.
, August 07, 2014
Every other year or so, someone comes down the indie-movie pike with an idea for an unconventional zombie movie — as opposed to the... More>>
In the Imperfect World of Modern Rom-Coms, What If is Close to PErfect In the Imperfect World of Modern Rom-Coms, What If is Close to PErfect
Enjoyable if a bit too cute for its own good.
, August 07, 2014
In the highly imperfect world of contemporary romantic comedies, What If is as close to perfect as anything we've got, not least for the way it... More>>
Guardians of the Galaxy Has a Sense of Humor, but No Real Wit Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's newest misses the mark on fun.
, July 31, 2014
Beware the movie that's Fun! with a capital F, the one populated with seemingly unpretentious characters that say adorable, clever things, the... More>>
Get on Up Is an Inspired James Brown Biopic Get on Up Is an Inspired James Brown Biopic
Life and legend collide on the big screen.
, July 31, 2014
He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit — made in 1956 with the Famous Flames —... More>>
Magic in the Moonlight: There's Nothing Inspired in Woody's Annual Update Magic in the Moonlight
Has it been a year already?
, July 31, 2014
"The heart wants what it wants," Woody Allen has taught us, and apparently what his heart wants these days is not to have to bother with writing... More>>
Hercules Surprisingly Has Both Brains and Brawn Hercules
, July 31, 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>>
James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right
, July 31, 2014
James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream. Tate Taylor’s Get On Up likewise... More>>
Culinary Mash-up The Hundred-Foot Journey is Tasty Enough Culinary Mash-up The Hundred-Foot Journey is Tasty Enough
Helen Mirren si still regal, even in the kitchen.
, July 31, 2014
Lasse Hallström has become an expert at making mom-jeans movies, nonthreatening pictures in which headstrong women find love just when they... More>>
What If's Daniel Radcliffe Knows He Makes You Feel Old What If's Daniel Radcliffe Knows He Makes You Feel Old
Harry Potter talks rom-coms and tabloids.
, July 31, 2014
Daniel Radcliffe's first trip to Comic-con kicked off like the world's cuddliest Nuremberg rally. This summer, just minutes after he walked into... More>>
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>>
Guardians of the Galaxy has a Sense of Humor, but No Real Wit Guardians of the Galaxy has a Sense of Humor, but No Real Wit
Marvel's newest misses the mark on fun.
, July 24, 2014
Beware the movie that's Fun! with a capital F, the one populated with seemingly unpretentious characters that say adorable, clever things, the... More>>
Get on Up is an Inspired James Brown Biopic Get on Up is an Inspired James Brown Biopic
Life and legend collide on the big screen.
, July 24, 2014
He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit — made in 1956 with the Famous Flames —... More>>
Magic in the Moonlight: There's Nothing Inspired in Woody's Annual Update Magic in the Moonlight: There's Nothing Inspired in Woody's Annual Update
Has it been a year already?
, July 24, 2014
"The heart wants what it wants," Woody Allen has taught us, and apparently what his heart wants these days is not to have to bother with writing... 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>>
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