‘The Hateful Eight’ is a western, but before long we realize that it is also essentially an indoor, even claustrophobic, Agatha Christie mystery.
It’s possible to be disenfranchised and entertained simultaneously. And ‘The Big Short’ proves it because this is an easy movie to sit through and not quite understand.
In ‘Daddy’s Home,’ not only is daddy home (Mark Wahlberg), but stepdaddy (Will Ferrell) is there too.
‘Joy’ chronicles four decades in the life of Joy Mangano, whose life loosely inspired director David O. Russell’s screenplay.
‘Concussion’ is a story of whistleblowing as a highly credentialed pathologist tries to discover and tell the truth about brain damage among football players who routinely experience repeated concussions during their playing careers.
‘Youth’ co-stars Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel — the former a two-time Oscar winner (Hannah and her Sisters, The Cider House Rules), the latter an Oscar nominee (Bugsy) — have appeared in a couple hundred films between them.
Originally titled ‘The Nest,’ ‘Sisters’ is a wrongheaded, back-to-the-drawing board comedy featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as siblings.
The science fiction epic, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ is the seventh episode (of a planned nine) in the sturdy franchise.
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard take on the demanding and iconic roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in the latest big-screen version of ‘Macbeth.’
As much the portrait of a marriage of soulmates as it is an account of a transgender transformation, ‘The Danish Girl’ is also a showcase for two brilliant performances.
‘In the Heart of the Sea’ is the seagoing story behind the story or, as the song says, a “whale of a tale.”
‘Chi-Raq’ is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play, Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, a bawdy comedy in which the women of Athens attempt to bring an end to the Peloponnesian War by denying sex to all the men in their lives.
‘The Good Dinosaur’ is an amiable prehistoric comedic adventure with an intriguing premise.
‘Creed’ is ‘Rocky’ reboot for a new generation.
In ‘Secret in Their Eyes,’ Julia Roberts plays a grief-stricken FBI investigator based in Los Angeles whose heart is broken and world is shattered when her teenage daughter is raped and murdered.