Director Guy Ritchie bringing his high-octane style to the Sherlock Holmes mythology worked out nicely for everybody — twice.
It’s one of those Hollywood “together again for the first time” pairings and it’s uneven but undeniably entertaining.
Despite what sounds like a timely title, ‘The Wall’ has nothing whatsoever to do with national borders, Mexico, or campaign promises.
Rhyming the title of your movie with Citizen Kane seems a real bad idea; after all, it may invite unfortunate comparisons.
The original opened in August of 2014 – late in the splashy summer movie season. But the sequel comes to us as the first attraction and potential blockbuster in the current summer movie season.
“I don’t believe in martyrs,” asserts Julian Assange in Risk. “But I think people should take risks.”
We’ve seen plenty of Richard Gere the movie star and Richard Gere the leading man down through the years. But Norman features Richard Gere the character actor.
If an endless parade of bullet wounds sounds like satisfying cinematic stimulation, then ‘Free Fire’ hits the target dead-on.
The summer season used to be June, July, and August. But according to the contemporary movie calendar, it’s now May, June, and July.
Now here’s a movie that takes its time. And should.
The creatures we get to know in ‘Born in China’ include a panda bear and her growing cub, living a solitary life; a young golden snub-nosed monkey.
‘Colossal’ is an outlandishly absurdist little creature feature. Sort of.
A likable British romantic dramedy about the boosting of morale during World War II.
‘Queen of the Desert,’ is a real-life chronicle of the life and career of Gertrude Bell.
With four Oscars among its three stars and a fondly recalled original as its template, this remake boasts all kinds of style going in.
Given that it’s a movie about a math prodigy, Gifted better add up. Happily, it does.
‘Ghost in the Shell’ is forever stopping in its tracks to give way to a gunfight.
‘The Boss Baby’ is “loosely based on a picture book” – now there’s a movie credit you rarely see.
There is plenty of potentially affecting material in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ and yet this period drama falls a bit short in impact and memorability.
‘Personal Shopper’ shops around for a genre and a premise, never quite deciding on either.
A six-member crew of scientists and astronauts on an international space station performs the successful capture of a space probe returning from Mars with a sample inside.
‘Song to Song’ is just as outrageously awful as his 2015 outing, ‘Knight of Cups.’
When Woody Harrelson is on his game, which is most of the time, he is a proficient actor in big parts and small, as easy to enjoy as he is to believe.
The Sense of an Ending is a British drama about a man who becomes obsessed with getting the unvarnished, detailed truth about a period in his past that he has spent a lot of time over the years not thinking about.
Is ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as entertaining, as entrancing, as satisfying as its predecessor? Well, no, not quite. But it’s close.
Even though Shirley MacLaine elevates the material through presence alone, ‘The Last Word’ strains credulity far too much of the time for any kind of comfort.
Everyone’s at least heard of King Kong. It was the 1933 original that spawned what eventually grew into a Kong-a line of giant-ape flicks.
‘Before I Fall’ is a drama, but like its predecessors, it uses the time-warp device to explore its characters.
With their golden statuettes at home and the adjective, “Oscar-winning,” permanently etched on their resumes, last week’s crowned stars move on with higher profiles and raised pay grades.
Table 19 is every wedding-reception-from-hell anecdote invited to one movie premise.