‘Calvary’ is a dark, Ireland-set drama, a tale with gallows-humor trimmings that examines the difficulty of holding onto one’s faith, set against the backdrop of the scenic Irish coast.
‘Boyhood’ is a remarkable piece of work and an entertaining coming-of-age drama at that as we watch a boy become a man while the world around him and all his loved ones change as well.
I Origins (which could just as easily have been titled “Eye Origins”) is a cerebral science-versus-spirituality drama, intoxicating at certain times, exasperating at others.
Scarlett Johansson’s character develops a super-brain. The movie itself, however, not so much.
Sex Tape offers its share of pure -– and some impure — physical comedy, which Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz meet the challenge of, delivering a respectable number of laugh-out-loud moments.
This inevitable followup to the commercially successful kidflick “Planes” is another PG-rated film aimed unapologetically at the preschool kids in the audience.
It’s a mixed bag of a movie about marriage, with a generous number of grace notes delivered by a game cast.
Another entertaining explosion of escapism about apeism is upon us.
Yves Saint Laurent purports to present the man behind the myth but still gives us mostly myth and minimal man.
It’s not quite a ripoff, not quite a knockoff, not quite an homage. Let’s call it an echo and leave it at that.
The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.
With its idiosyncratic take on the 99 percent/one percent income-inequality class system and environmental destructiveness at the forefront, the film has remarkable contemporary relevance.
“Third Person,” despite an intriguing opening and numerous compelling individual moments, demands patience from us without sufficiently rewarding it by film’s end.
We interrupt the current summer movie season to bring you a sneak peek at the lineup of movies headed our way at year’s end…
With this fourth installment in the “Transformers” franchise from director Michael Bay, I’ve been magically transformed from a bored viewer into a really bored viewer.