‘Chernobyl Diaries’ is an effectively creepy horror thriller, an intense exercise in terror.
The Raven flies in with an unabashedly farfetched and fanciful theory, a fictional account of what might have happened to Poe at life’s end.
The double-meaning title makes it sound like a movie about a childless person whose friends have children. But it’s actually a movie about friends who decide to have a child.
Here’s a sequel that’s pretty much the equal of its predecessor. That is not a compliment.
Call Chronicle an anti-superhero flick. But the level of entertainment that this modestly budgeted but cleverly resourceful science fiction thriller delivers is almost heroic.
Supernatural chillers about possession with the power disturb, like ‘The Exorcist’, ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, ‘The Last Exorcism’, and even ‘The Rite’ rarely traffic in three-dimensional character delineation — and neither does ‘The Devil Inside’, which exhibits very little interest in the mother-daughter bond that is embedded in the film’s basic premise.
Spielberg tries not to overdo the self-conscious tear-jerking. He succeeds, but at a price.
Tintin is herehere. Finally. Of course, just how grateful each of us is about the arrival of The Adventures of Tintin will vary wildly.
Yep, director Martin Scorsese, for so long associated with dark crime dramas, delivers an ingenious and enchanting adventure about the early days of the movies. Not only is ‘Hugo’, ostensibly a kidflick, visually mesmerizing, it’s also an enthralling and moving tribute to film artists of an earlier era who worked in a kind of obscurity that modern major moviemakers like Scorsese have long since left behind.
A half-century after her death, she and her legend continue to haunt us. And that, combined with the pleasure of watching a skilled actress portray her on the big screen, makes ‘My Week with Marilyn’ fascinating despite its limitations.
Had it cut loose a bit from its namesake original, “Footloose” might have been fancy-free. Instead, it’s got retread written all over it.
The makers seem to think that gunfire exchanges represent the height of drama. They couldn’t be more wrong. As for the rooting interest aspect of the film, it’s muddy at best.
An alarming lunar landing looms large in this science fiction adventure that offers a few echoes of “Alien” and manages to not only startle but frighten.
‘The Devil’s Double’ is an outlandish and exploitative bio-thriller that, despite its wrongheaded excess, manages to feature a double-barreled breakthrough by on-the-rise actor Dominic Cooper.
L’Amour Fou, which can be translated as Mad Love, looks not only at Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion collections, but also his other collections — of art, for example, and real estate — as well as his lavish lifestyle.