But as holiday-season movies go, if it’s a failure, it’s a noble one.
Not only is the Force still with us, it’s growing.
The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but ‘La La Land’ is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last.
Then there is Office Christmas Party, a holiday comedy that bakes all three genre into the same seasonal fruitcake and comes up wanting.
‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.
‘Man Down’ is a scattered psychological military thriller, presumably set in a post-apocalyptic America, that examines the phenomenon of modern-day, combat-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the way we treat our returning military.
Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.
It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.
Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.
A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.
The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.
It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.
Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…
‘The Eagle Huntress,’ off to a good start on the film festival circuit, follows Aisholpan Naigurv, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to hunt with an eagle.
‘Loving’ is a quietly powerful civil rights biodrama, the true story of Richard and Mildred (Jeter) Loving, played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, an interracial couple – she’s black and he’s white – who marry in 1958 in Virginia.