Movie Reviews

3112 Reviews Display Results per Page
These Kids Yesterday Teenage
The engrossing Teenage shows why they are who they are.
, March 13, 2014
Today it's hard for us to fathom why preachers used to rail so vehemently against jitterbugging. Even with cultural context — black music... More>>
Endless Love Earns Its Title the Bad Way Endless Love Earns Its Title the Bad Way
, March 13, 2014
The endless love in question unfolds in that universe where shy, bookish teenage girls are always catalog-model beautiful, not a pimple in sight... More>>
He’s Gotta Have It He’s Gotta Have It
In Nymphomaniac, von Trier plunges deep.
, March 13, 2014
Let's start with the ending, the closing credits disclaimer that insists that none of the lead actors in Lars von Trier's two-part erotic epic... More>>
Life Carved From Clay Life Carved From Clay
Surviving the Khmer Rouge, with puppets.
, March 13, 2014
A friend of mine, who's in his fifties, is getting an MFA in nonfiction writing. Many of the other students in his program are in their twenties,... More>>
The Dune That Died The Dune That Died
Could the surrealist have made a blockbuster?
, March 13, 2014
The most perfect works of art are those suspended between conception and realization, the ones that seize you up with how great they're gonna be.... More>>
Fans’ Fiction Fans’ Fiction
Veronica Mars gets kickstarted into adulthood.
, March 13, 2014
According to lore, Liberace used to greet the tourists who'd come by bus to gawk at his bejeweled home with the line, "I hope you like it. After... More>>
Fourteen Going on Everything Fourteen Going on Everything
A bracing look at what girls want.
, March 13, 2014
In her pitch-perfect feature film debut, writer-director Eliza Hittman explores the terrible uncertainties of adolescence, and in the process... More>>
Speaking Truth to the Choir Speaking Truth to the Choir
The Anita Hill doc doesn’t bother making a case.
, March 13, 2014
Have you ever felt that you needed to see Anita Hill's family doing the Electric Slide? It's clear from the subtitle that Freida Mock's... More>>
Missing Dads Missing Dads
Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club isn’t bad if you bring a bullshit detector.
, March 13, 2014
Tyler Perry probably wishes he'd been raised by a single mom. As he has said in interviews, his father, Emmitt, was abusive and once beat him so... More>>
300: Rise of an Empire Offers More Bloody Hunks — and Eva Green 300: Rise of an Empire
There's something for everyone in this XXL sequel.
, March 06, 2014
Man, woman, gay, straight, bi: There's something for everyone in 300: Rise of an Empire, the XXL sequel to the also-larger-than-life... More>>
Three Reasons Why HBO's Looking Is the Perfect Show for Women Three Reasons Why HBO's Looking Is the Perfect Show for Women
, March 06, 2014
(Spoiler alert: The following piece discusses up to the February 16 episode of Looking.)HBO's Looking has had a tough time winning over its... More>>
Alain Resnais Imagined the Whole Memory of the World Alain Resnais Imagined the Whole Memory of the World
, March 06, 2014
Alain Resnais's last completed film, Life of Riley (2014), presents a group of aging friends who plan, hope, wish, dream and scheme after they... More>>
The Meh Wayback: Mr. Peabody & Sherman The Meh Wayback: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
, March 06, 2014
First, the pleasant surprises. In puffing up the slight, absurd Mr. Peabody and Sherman shorts from Jay Ward’s The Rocky and Bullwinkle... More>>
Squeezing the Globe Big Men
Big Men reveals how the world of oil actually turns.
, March 06, 2014
Here's the rare current-affairs documentary that doesn't just show us something gone wrong in some part of our world. Rachel Boynton's first-rate... More>>
You Won’t Feel It You Won’t Feel It
Need for Speed goes nowhere fast.
, March 06, 2014
Think adapting War and Peace is hard? Try adapting the race car video game Need for Speed. Tolstoy's 1,225-page behemoth has nothing on the... More>>
Diorama Hard Diorama Hard
Wes Anderson's moving elegy for his teensy world.
, March 06, 2014
Leave it to Wes Anderson to make a film about World War II without mentioning Germany. In The Grand Budapest Hotel, a wundercabinet set in the... More>>
Virtuosity Is Enough Virtuosity Is Enough
Grand Piano is all suspenseful invention.
, March 06, 2014
Blockbuster spectacles are a dime a dozen. The thing we almost never see is the ambitious trifle, the smaller movie that strives to tell a story... More>>
If Only Non-Stop Were Worthy of Liam Neeson Non-Stop
Film wastes its star, and our time and goodwill.
, February 27, 2014
Action heroes with nothing to lose are the best kind, perhaps the only kind worth watching. In the opening seconds of Jaume Collet-Serra's... More>>
A Master’s Farewell The Wind Rises
Miyazaki bows with the gorgeous The Wind Rises.
, February 27, 2014
In 1998 Douglas Adams published a sweet, funny essay called "Riding the Rays," about an excursion to Hayman Island to try a kind of underwater... More>>
Meet Skinaflix, the Netflix for Aficionados of Old-School Porn Meet Skinaflix, the Netflix for Aficionados of Old-School Porn
, February 27, 2014
“Sex films sell, and other stuff doesn't . . . or at least not nearly as well,” says film preservationist Joe Rubin. Rubin, 24 years... More>>
Who Killed the Romantic Comedy? Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
, February 27, 2014
The corpse lay crumpled on the conference table, close enough that the studio executive could tug on the red heel of her Louboutins. She'd been... More>>
The Joy of Not Making It The Joy of Not Making It
Think you’re special? See Adult World.
, February 27, 2014
Every once in a while a terrific small-budget indie comes along and nobody even blinks. Adult World, directed by Scott Coffey (known mostly as an... More>>
Son of God Is a Chintzy Melodrama About the Horrors of Capital Punishment Son of God
, February 27, 2014
When we first meet the hero of Son of God, a kind of chintzy melodrama about the horrors of capital punishment, he’s approaching a... More>>
The Bronzed Age 300: Rise of an Empire
300 sequel offers more bloody hunks — and Eva Green.
, February 27, 2014
Man, woman, gay, straight, bi: There's something for everyone in 300: Rise of an Empire, the XXL sequel to the also-larger-than-life... More>>
There He Goes Again Non-Stop
Neeson stomps, Neeson-style, in Non-Stop.
, February 20, 2014
Action heroes with nothing to lose are the best kind, perhaps the only kind worth watching. In the opening seconds of Jaume Collet-Serra's... More>>
<< Previous Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 100 | ... | 125 | Next Page >> Display Results per Page

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Houston Concert Tickets

Box Office Report

Loading...