Already respected as a serious screen actor, with a 1983 Best Actor Oscar nomination long since on his resume, Liam Neeson reinvented himself in 2008 as an action star.
It’s Spielberg, Streep, and Hanks – with icons like these, first names are hardly necessary — together again for the first time.
As 2017 winds down, how about a glance back at the year’s best?
Originally titled Bastards, this 1970s-set, R-rated, high-concept parentage romp focuses on fraternal twin brothers Kyle and Peter Reynolds.
“This is not going to go the way you think,” says Mark Hamill’s iconic Luke Skywalker at one point to the protagonist, Rey.
Woody Allen’s track record as a prolific and gifted writer-director has long since established itself and been acknowledged.
Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell star in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’
‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ is a portrait that’s never less than interesting, but that doesn’t approach greatness.
‘Justice League,’ displaying an occasional sense of humor, is narrow and distant, never quite letting the performances breathe.
The fondly recalled original version of Murder on the Orient Express, directed in 1974 by Sidney Lumet, combined the cerebral puzzle-solving entertainment of a mystery novel by Agatha Christie with the star-gazing pleasures of a celebrity ensemble.
Sharing the director’s chair and screenplay authorship, as they did in the original, are Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote and directed 21 & Over and scripted all three hangover flicks.
The movies of director Todd Haynes have always been decidedly grownup.
They were known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a snappy label that still doesn’t do them justice.
‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ tells its story without much muss or fuss.
Blade Runner 2049, based on Fancher’s story, tells the tale of a discovery by a young blade runner, Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling.
It was when Billie met Bobby.
Ben Stiller stars as Brad, who narrates this tale in an extensive and exhaustive voiceover that keeps Brad’s point-of-view front and center.
Y’see that exclamation point in the title?
It’s a horror kid flick, of all things.
British director Michael Winterbottom returns to the wine-and-dine franchise for a third time with ‘The Trip to Spain.’
From its title and the other Simon & Garfunkel music to the narrative The Only Living Boy in New York can’t help but recall The Graduate.
It seems like only yesterday (actually, it was 2013) that Steven Soderbergh, the eclectic, Oscar-winning director of, among other films, Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Magic Mike, and Ocean’s Eleven through Thirteen, announced his retirement from directing movies.
A sophisticated, successful New York City journalist glances out the window of her taxi one evening and notices a homeless couple scrounging for food scraps in the garbage and trash cans on the street.
Stephen is already the King of horror, but his latest project offers horror as one component on a combo plate.
Charlize Theron further establishes her bam-bam-pow-pow credentials in Atomic Blonde.
On the surface, Dunkirk doesn’t seem like a Christopher Nolan movie.
Here’s to yet another explosion of escapism about ape-ism.
The sixth Spider-Man movie with the third actor in the title role starts spinning its web.
No reason in the world that The House shouldn’t bring down the house.
The reboot is a Southern gothic thriller, set in Virginia in 1864, while the Civil War is three years old and still raging.