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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>>
Fifty Years on, A Hard Day's Night Is Still Revelatory A Hard Day's Night
A look at the eternal freshness of the film.
, July 03, 2014
Let's get the obvious over with: The early days of the Beatles, as reflected in Richard Lester's ebullient shout of freedom AHard Day's Night,... More>>
Transformers: Age of Extinction: At Least the Product Placement Is Interesting Transformers: Age of Extinction
, July 03, 2014
Believe it or not, during Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay’s fourth rattling of the toy box, I felt one moment of near... More>>
The Heat, Turned Down Tammy
Tammy attempts to housebreak Melissa McCarthy.
, July 03, 2014
It’s a relief, after the wretched Identity Thief, to see movies whose makers love Melissa McCarthy as much as audiences do. Identity... More>>
And Deliver Us From the Anemic Spook Story Deliver Us From Evil Deliver Us From Evil
, July 03, 2014
Horror, like porno, can be judged only by its effect on your pulse. If you jerked in your seat, it served its function. Biology requires us to... More>>
Dinesh D'Souza's America: The Vainglorious Huckster Trembles Before Another Left-Wing Conspiracy America: Imagine the World Without Her
, July 03, 2014
Here are some of the triumphant moments of recent history that make it into the climactic montage in America, the latest "America's... More>>
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a Stellar Sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a Stellar Sequel
Matt Reeves does so much right.
, July 03, 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>>
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 03, 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>>
They Came Together Punts the Romantic Comedy out the Window They Came Together
America's sweethearts hilariously trash the rom-com.
, June 26, 2014
Romances are Hollywood's most anxiety-inducing fantasy. Like superhero flicks or horror films, they exist in a phony world of big scenes and... More>>
Not Even Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton Can Keep Snowpiercer on the Rails Snowpiercer
After the crash, grim Snowpiercer and its trains keep grinding along.
, June 26, 2014
Nowhere Express After the crash, grim Snowpiercer and its trains keep grinding along. It's kind of happy-sad, like watching a kid you knew as a... More>>
The Heat, Turned Down Tammy
Tammy attempts to housebreak Melissa McCarthy.
, June 26, 2014
It’s a relief, after the wretched Identity Thief, to see movies whose makers love Melissa McCarthy as much as audiences do. Identity... More>>
Think Like a Man Too Thinks Like Too Many Other Movies Think Like a Man Too
This sequel is as bland and anonymous in practice as it sounds on paper
, June 26, 2014
Comedies about the battle of the sexes tend to have one clear loser: the audience. Driven by an oppositional view of romance that proved outmoded... More>>
And Deliver Us From the Anemic Spook Story Deliver Us From Evil Deliver Us From Evil
, June 26, 2014
Horror, like porno, can be judged only by its effect on your pulse. If you jerked in your seat, it served its function. Biology requires us to... More>>
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