‘Bridge of Spies’ is a thoroughly absorbing docudrama, a period piece about a tense, critical, politically charged prisoner exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union negotiated by a reluctant, patriotic civilian.
Well-meaning is not the same as well-made as demonstrated by the civil rights drama.
Pan is both the title of this movie and an apt description of this review.
The global economic crisis – specifically, the housing collapse in Florida in 2010, two years after the financial crisis – is the springboard for this painfully resonant drama that shows homes being turned, sadly, back into houses.
‘The Martian’ is, literally and figuratively, out of this world.
‘Sleeping With Other People often plays like a 21st-century update of the popular and influential romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally.
‘ The intern stars Robert De Niro as retired, lonely, bored 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who winds up the intern for Anne Hathaway’s character, Jules Ostin.
‘Pawn Sacrifice’ stars Tobey Maguire as the iconic chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, the kid from Brooklyn who would go on to become a tortured checkmating genius.
Equal parts spectacle and survival drama, ‘Everest’ is a true-story disaster thriller that operates under a cloud of doom.
From the Maze into the Scorch, otherwise known as from the frying pan into the fire. That’s the situation the teenage characters find themselves in in the second installment, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.’
Having played real-life gangster John Dillinger in Public Enemies in 2009, Depp relocates to Boston to try on his reel-life criminal’s hat once again in Black Mass.
‘Steak (R)evolution’ is a comprehensive, scrumptious-looking French documentary in the farm-to-table philosophical vein about the search for the world’s best steak.
If nothing else, ‘The Visit’ brings a touch of originality and freshness to the found-footage horror genre, which M. Night Shyamalan takes to as if it’s been his stomping ground for years.