‘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.
It’s a family-audience fantasy adventure about a teen named Jake, who discovers the abandoned orphanage that lends the film its name.
It sprawling western remake comes from director Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.
Storks achieves liftoff, but then struggles with its own delivery.
Cheer or boo his politics, but give Oliver Stone his cinematic props.
‘Max Rose’ turns out to be an interesting but problematic movie.
With Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver gone, what Bridget does this time out is become pregnant without being sure who the father-to-be is.
The ridiculously arbitrary narrative gets more preposterous as it goes along.
‘Sully’ is an unapologetically optimistic biodrama based on the uplifting story, dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson.”
The Hollar family doesn’t do all that much hollering. But they find a way to put the funk in dysfunctional anyway.
‘Complete Unknown’ has more than enough “unknown” to intrigue from a distance. But would that it were more “complete.”
‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a good cry and an even better movie.