In ‘Secret in Their Eyes,’ Julia Roberts plays a grief-stricken FBI investigator based in Los Angeles whose heart is broken and world is shattered when her teenage daughter is raped and murdered.
Viewers seeking a disciplined, well-made holiday attraction will be similarly disappointed.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ is the fourth and final movie installment in the science fiction franchise based on the futuristic dystopian fantasies of Young Adult novelist Suzanne Collins.
The ensemble cast includes Diane Keaton (who also served as one of the executive producers), John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Amanda Seyfried, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Tomei, June Squibb, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, and Steve Martin’s voice as the narrator.
The 33 is a suspense biodrama about the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a gold-and-copper mine shaft in Chile and the subsequent rescue attempt.
Anyone already sad about what seems to be the imminent death of investigative print journalism will be further saddened in that regard by ‘Spotlight.’
The Peanuts Movie is a movie based on Peanuts, the beloved comic strip – the film commemorates the strip’s 65th anniversary — with a group of characters who have, it seems, always been a part of our lives.
‘Spectre,’ Agent 007 adventure number 24, has got sizable shoes to fill. And that it doesn’t manage to do.
In the culinary dramedy, ‘Burnt,’ Cooper stars as a high-end, bad-boy chef named Adam Jones, a gifted but self-destructive, hotheaded two-star Michelin celebrity chef.
The bracing drama is a tribute to brave women living in patriarchal societies who spoke out about gender inequality and imbalance at great risk and sacrifice for the benefit of women of future generations.
Sandra Bullock stars as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a ruthless but retired political strategist and tactician – the polite translation of spin doctor — who, when the film opens, has had some sort of meltdown and has downshifted, now living a secluded life in a log cabin.
‘Rock the Kasbah’ is a curious comedy that drops rock names galore, then crashes on the rocks.
‘Anomalisa’ is the latest confession of a dangerous mind from the one-of-a-kind Charlie Kaufman.
‘Crimson Peak’ is a combo-platter melodrama set at the beginning of the twentieth century.
‘Steve Jobs’ follows Jobs (2013) and ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ to the movie marketplace, each emerging progressively stronger than its predecessor, and all three warts-and-all portraits worthwhile.