The Academy Award nominations are now official. But what about the poor deserving few who were snubbed, ignored, underappreciated, or forgotten?
What were the year’s most stimulating and/or satisfying and/or admirable moviegoing experiences of the outgoing year? Here’s our resident critic’s personal list.
Even by car-flick standards, Getaway is a bottom-dweller. Movies don’t come more one-dimensional.
The Purge was the surprise box office champ, earning an estimated $36-million on its debut weekend.
Although the family-in-peril drama has its limitations as a claustrophobic suspense thriller, we never lose sight of the provocative political idea underneath the histrionics.
It’s the strongest of the three entries in the modest “Before” franchise, which started solidly and has improved with each outing.
What do moviegoers have to look forward to (or, perhaps, in some cases, dread) through the rest of May and into June, July, and August?
It is, at its core, a haunted house flick, but one squarely dancing the found-footage fandango.