The title comes from the Latin phrase “deus ex machina,” meaning “god from the machine.” And what a machine it is.
It’s a supernatural horror thriller that explores our addiction to social media.
Although it’s not nail-bitingly suspenseful and rooting interest is nowhere to be found, it is at least cerebrally absorbing throughout.
Macaque monkeys Maya and Kip are the focal characters in this nature documentary about the simian society’s rigid class system.
“Kill Me Three Times” puts a gaggle of amoral, deceitful characters into a movie that is far too fixated on grotesquely bloody occurrences to be a pure comedy.
it’s a great effort despite a bizarre, out-of-left-field ending.
While we don’t exit director Noah Baumbach’s latest feeling fully satisfied with the journey his characters are on, there is plenty of audience-friendly food for thought along the way.
In this heart-on-its-sleeve comedy-drama, Al Pacino (left) stars as an aging, rich, and famous singer-songwriter seeking redemption as a family man.
Like its predecessors, number seven offers diverse casting, rooting-interest-friendly teamwork, excessive and preposterous vehicular mayhem, and car-toonish indestructibility.
“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.
Director Tim Johnson aims this one primarily at young children, keeping the peril from being intense, and including plenty of gentle humor, genial slapstick, and heartfelt emotion.
“Get Hard” tries so hard to push the political-incorrectness envelope that it becomes more offensive than funny far too often.
We remain very much aware that there’s a puppet master putting these characters through their sometimes arbitrary paces.
“Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent,” entertains at about the same level of quality as its predecessor.
As convoluted conspiracy tales go, it’s pretty much standard issue, but it’s unnecessarily humorless, takes itself much too seriously.