‘Miss Sloane’ it’s an absorbing, topical drama about the murky world of big-money corporate lobbying and the powerful and influential gun lobby.
‘Man Down’ is a scattered psychological military thriller, presumably set in a post-apocalyptic America, that examines the phenomenon of modern-day, combat-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the way we treat our returning military.
Rules Don’t Apply is big and handsome, but doesn’t really fly.
It’s a smartly written, brilliantly acted, absolutely unforgettable drama.
Three primary characters dominate the vibrant animated adventure comedy, Moana.
A Harry Potter prequel of sorts, it’s a fanciful adventure fantasy about a fictitious British author.
The movie, unfortunately, is director Ang Lee’s long one-time stumble.
It may not be edgy, but it’s got charm, energy, and humor to burn.
Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly lower than those of last weekend…
‘The Eagle Huntress,’ off to a good start on the film festival circuit, follows Aisholpan Naigurv, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to hunt with an eagle.
‘Loving’ is a quietly powerful civil rights biodrama, the true story of Richard and Mildred (Jeter) Loving, played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, an interracial couple – she’s black and he’s white – who marry in 1958 in Virginia.
‘Arrival’ is a knockout, a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising, and supremely satisfying drama that speaks to the head and the heart – in that order.
‘Trolls’ goes down in the books as an animated comedy — but it’s actually a forced march through the aisles of a toy store.
The Marvelization of Hollywood continues with ‘Doctor Strange,’ the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is a brutal Australian-American biodrama about a real-life conscientious objector’s seemingly paradoxical battlefield heroism.
‘Inferno’ follows 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009‘s Angels & Demons in the internationally popular franchise featuring Hanks as Harvard professor and symbology expert Robert Langdon.
So we’ll rate ‘Christine’…
Proof that you can be certain of your respect for a movie’s intentions while being equally certain that you’re dissatisfied with the results comes to us in the form of Certain Women.
It’s about the relationships between couples and individuals.
‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is based on the 2013 book of the same name.
American Pastoral is the movie version of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel about the father of a terrorist.
The Ben Affleck-starring thriller finished first at the box office on its debut weekend, earning an estimated $25-million.
Denial pays a price for adhering to the strict truth, but there’s no denying its quiet, understated power.
And his latest concert film shows him not only doing stand-up, but accomplishing something no one has done before.
Like its protagonist, ‘The Accountant’ is all over the place.
‘The Girl on the Train’ is a boozy, suspenseful, character-driven mystery-thriller based on the page-turner of a 2015 best-seller of the same name by debuting novelist Paula Hawkins.
‘Girl Asleep’ is an unpredictable Australian comedy that thrives on its idiosyncratic quirkiness.
‘The Birth of a Nation’ is “only” marvelous, a powerful, mournful drama about slavery and systemic racism that is both admirably timeless and depressingly timely.
It works mainly as a showcase for the cast, who get laughs in the spots they try to, but who don’t exactly jump off the page.
The man-made-disaster docudrama focuses on the biggest oil spill – the worst ecological incident — in American history.