movie reviews

(Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley star in “Laggies.”)

Movie Review: ‘Laggies’

‘Laggies’ focuses on a woman ten years removed from high school who can’t or won’t graduate to bigger and better things.

11/07/2014

("Big Hero 6," from Walt Disney Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6′

(2½ stars out of 4)It’s a visually extravagant, animated adventure comedy set in the fictional, futuristic city of San Fransokyo.

11/07/2014

(Matthew McConaughey stars in "Interstellar.")

Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar is a primal science fiction extravaganza, a time-bending adventure full of both grandeur and suspense, set in the near future

11/06/2014

(Nicole Kidman plays an amnesiac in "Before I Go To Sleep.")

Movie Review: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

(2½ stars out of 4) There will be no dozing off during this wackadoodle mystery thriller about an extravagant case of amnesia.

10/31/2014

Dan Stevens gets his first lead role on the big screen as David Collins in 'The Guest.' (credit: Picturehouse)

Movie Review: ‘The Guest’

(2½ stars out of 4)In this thriller, a recently discharged soldier shows up a few days before Halloween at the door of a family in a small town in New Mexico.

10/30/2014

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Louis Bloom in 'Nightcrawler.' (credit: Open Road Films)

Movie Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

(3 stars out of 4!) Jake Gyllenhaal was never better than he is in this contemporary after-hours thriller.

10/30/2014

(Miles Teller and JK Simmons star in "Whiplash.")

Movie Review: ‘Whiplash’

(3½ stars out of 4!)There are lots of cymbals in “Whiplash,” working as symbols.

10/23/2014

(Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman.")

Movie Review: ‘Birdman’

Michael Keaton is stupendous. “Birdman” soars!

10/23/2014

(Keanu Reeves stars as the title character in "John Wick.")

Movie Review: ‘John Wick’

Two hours is a long stretch of nothing but carnage.

10/23/2014

(Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Murray star in "St. Vincent.")

Movie Review: ‘St. Vincent’

(2½ stars out of 4) There’s more than enough of Bill Murray’s devilishly shaggy charm and cranky wit in “St. Vincent” to please movie audiences.

10/17/2014

(Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, and Shia LeBeouf star in "Fury.")

Movie Review: ‘Fury’

This World War II action drama would have benefitted from a bit less action and a bit more drama.

10/16/2014

(James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan star in "The Best of Me.")

Movie Review: ‘The Best of Me’

In the final reels, the narrative goes off the rails.

10/16/2014

(Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star in "The Judge.")

Movie Review: ‘The Judge’

Neither the film nor his portrayal are up to Robert Downey Jr.’s usual standards.

10/10/2014

(Ben Schnetzer stars in "Pride.")

Movie Review: ‘Pride’

The unlikely 1984 alliance between striking miners and gays in Britain is the focus of this fictionalized but rousing, satisfying, historical comedy-drama.

10/09/2014

(Ed Oxenbould, left, stars as the title character in "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.")

Movie Review: ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

Here’s a case where the movie is just a tad longer than the title, and there’s not enough content to justify the feature length.

10/09/2014

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