‘The Book Thief’ is an exploration of the horrors of Nazi Germany for a youthful PG-13 audience.
Two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts was a good choice to play the lonely and alienated princess during the last two years of her life.
Like its predecessor, it has a sense of humor, but is still too self-important.
“About Time” is an affable romantic fantasy-comedy that casually accepts the existence of time travel without getting all bent out of shape or self-congratulatory about it.
This epic adventure may or may not launch a franchise, but it does stand alone as a generous helping of sci-fi food for thought.
The casually engaging ensemble comedy makes up for in wisdom and charisma what it lacks in energy and originality.
The writers let the fowl-out-of-water narrative get away from them in the late going, but the initial premise is a solid one and the funny jokes and clever bits are plentiful.
Star power can take a movie like this one only so far.
This true and harrowing story of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in 1841 hits like a sledgehammer.
All Is Lost isn’t for everybody, given the way it flies –- well, floats –- in the face of conventional wisdom and throws caution to the wind. Literally.
This silly but diverting movie is fun.
The acronym stands for Adult Children Of Divorce and, boy, are there a lot of them these days.
The Fifth Estate may fancy itself a cyberthriller, but the thrills are few and far between.
It’s a cat-and-mouse, First-World-versus-Third-World conflict in which armed Somalis board an American cargo ship and hold the crew for ransom.
When you make a bad movie on purpose, it’s still a bad movie.