Learning to Drive is an excursion worth taking, a double character study that centers on the seemingly parallel experiences of two appealing and revealing characters.
[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"] (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] Here’s the second of three movies to emerge in the space of two years about the same real-life person. Now that’s high-profile.
[caption id="attachment_681053" align="aligncenter" width="92"] (3 stars out of 4)[/caption] A smart, witty, and moving comedy with a host of fully yet economically realized characters, and a lead performance by Lily Tomlin that adds yet another vivid and funny character to her one-woman repertory company.
Like the Reese Witherspoon vehicle of 2014, A Walk in the Woods involves an improbably lengthy hike.
In this marital dramedy, Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt play spouses Tim and Lee, parents of a three-year-old boy (played by the director’s son), who are housesitting in the Hollywood Hills at the home of one of aerobics instructor Lee’s wealthy clients.
It’s move-in day at Barnard as nervous freshman Tracy embarks on her academic journey, hoping that she can get into the university’s literary society.
By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As if raising and protecting a family isn’t difficult and precarious enough, No Escape ups the ante exponentially. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star in this action-suspense thriller as […]
With the summer movie season winding down, moviegoers can begin to anticipate a more thoughtful, sober array of autumn films.
Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner who, unknown to himself, serves as a sleeper agent in a surreptitious government program who has just been targeted for extermination.
From beginning to end, The End of the Tour is riveting.
Based on the 1960s campy and comedic spy series, the retro thriller is set when the Cold War is at its hottest, the sixties are still seen as swinging, and two rival spies are forced to work together to save the world.
Sprawling and perhaps overstuffed but energetic and insightful, the biographical melodrama “Straight Outta Compton” addresses rap’s bad rap in a powerfully resonant way.
‘Fantastic Four’ falls far short of fantasticness.
In the musical comedy-drama, Ricki and the Flash, Streep plays a middle-aged rock star who tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter.
The approach here is to pretty much do away with dialogue and depend on sight gags, sound effects, and animal noises to tell the story.