Interrupting the narrative momentum and asking the audience to wait a year for the conclusion may make commercial sense, but it also undermines and dilutes the theatrical experience.
“Out of the Furnace” comes from director Scott Cooper, who gives this melancholy melodrama a strong sense of place and a relentless deterministic pull.
This first sequel delves deeper into the resonant themes introduced in its predecessor, expands the mythology, reflects the horrors in its titular “entertainment,” and further fleshes out the primary characters.
“Now You See Me” wants to work like magic, but doesn’t.
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?
Jennifer Lawrence hits the thespian bull’s-eye once again as the “girl on fire,” carrying the movie on her shoulders with a never-a-false-move star turn.
Woody Harrelson plays a renegade LAPD cop who has patrolled the crime-riddled streets of Los Angeles for nearly a quarter of a century, in this tortured character study.
Gee, what do you think happens?