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Movie Review: “Transcendence”

It’s another science fiction thriller that’s awkwardly big and clunky instead of attractively modest and spunky.

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Movie Review: “Under The Skin”

Scarlett Johansson’s last movie was Her and all we got was her voice. We never saw her. Her latest might have been called She. Or, possibly: It. And we always see her.

04/16/2014

Heaven Is For Real (Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment.)

Movie Review: ‘Heaven Is For Real’

If it doesn’t quite feel heaven-sent, it at least boasts elements that approach heavenly.

04/16/2014

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Movie Review: ‘Joe’

This grim, character-driven drama goes completely bonkers and hyper-gothic in the late going.

04/12/2014

(Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in "Draft Day.")

Movie Review: ‘Draft Day’

The narrative is carefully structured to include an appropriate payoff, but along the way is feels strangely and surprisingly farfetched.

04/10/2014

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Movie Review: ‘Rio 2′

‘Rio 2′ is not the triumph its predecessor was. But if the sequel is not quite the equal of the original, it’s in the ball park.

04/10/2014

(Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda star in "Rob the Mob.")

Movie Review: ‘Rob the Mob’

It plays like conjured movie-movie behavior that couldn’t possibly happen in real life. Even though it did.

04/03/2014

(Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.")

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Think of him as an analog operative in a digital universe, an old-fashioned superhero in a new-fashioned world, a square peg in a roundup of the usual suspects.

04/03/2014

(Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star in "Le Week-End.")

Movie Review: ‘Le Week-End’

Ah, marriage!

04/01/2014

(Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in "Noah.")

Movie Review: ‘Noah’

It’s a lead performance to crow about.

03/29/2014

(Joe Manganiello and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the stars of "Sabotage.")

Movie Review: ‘Sabotage’

It’s not an act of sabotage, but it is an act of extravagant and aggressive borrowing — to no avail.

03/27/2014

(jake Gyllenhaal plays a dual role in "Enemy.")

Movie Review: ‘Enemy’

This head-scratching psychological erotic thriller revolves around the age-old narrative device of someone meeting his double.

03/27/2014

(Jason Bateman directs and stars in "Bad Words.")

Movie Review: ‘Bad Words’

The question is why he’s doing this, and we don’t get to find that out until the third act.

03/20/2014

(Theo James and Shailene Woodley star in "Divergent.")

Movie Review: ‘Divergent’

Divergent is a science-fiction drama set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Chicago, based on the best-selling trilogy of young adult novels by Veronica Roth.

03/20/2014

(Tina Fey is among the flesh-and-blood performers in "Muppets Most Wanted.")

Movie Review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Like its seven big-screen predecessors, this Muppets movie puts a wide smile on your face and leaves it there.

03/20/2014