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Movie Review

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in 'My Week with Marilyn.' (Credit: The Weinstein Company)

Movie Review: ‘My Week with Marilyn’

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.

11/25/2011

Kenny Wormald (left) and Julianne Hough (right) star in Footloose. (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Footloose’

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.

10/13/2011

Jason Statham (left) and Clive Owen (right) in 'Killer Elite.' (Credit: Open Road Films)

Movie Review: ‘Killer Elite’

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.

09/24/2011

(Credit: Dimension Films)

Movie Review: ‘Apollo 18′

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.

09/06/2011

(Credit: Lion's Gate Films)

Movie Review: ‘The Devil’s Double’

‘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.

08/06/2011

Yves Saint Laurent (Photo provided IFC Films.)

Movie Review: ‘L’Amour Fou’

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.

06/04/2011

Movie Review: POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is the first movie about product placement and sponsorship deals to be funded entirely by product placement and sponsorship deals.

04/23/2011

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan in Source Code.

Movie Review: ‘Source Code’

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a time-travelling, decorated Air Force captain in this absorbing ticking-clock techno-thriller.

03/31/2011

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