A typical sports underdog story with an exotic African backdrop, "Queen of Katwe" feels like a lot of random moves instead of a comprehensive narrative.
A multimillion-dollar movie about mistakes made to hold onto one-millionth of a profit percentage, but it mostly finds value in the right places.
An utterly fascinating exploration of the murky line in literature between inspirational and fraudulent, as well as the mystery of celebrity.
"The Magnificent Seven" is a well-built summer blockbuster that doesn't supplant the original but certainly doesn't shit in its bed.
An intriguing premise that never builds much of a sense of dread, this Polish/Israeli horror/comedy is a better idea than movie.
Middle-of-the-road animation for kiddies with some humor thrown in for adults that doesn’t really click.
A great big warm, wet hug of a movie, this dramedy about a wayward kid going home is weighted with cliches but rings true and avoids tripping over pretensions.
Precisely what you expect from the franchise revival, with the added bonus of zero romantic tension and a plot that drags on a half-hour longer than necessary.
An entertaining and chilling movie that, at about 134 minutes, keeps you engrossed, but it needs less of a soapbox and more humanity.
You can't recapture lightning in a bottle, but "Blair Witch" is thematically and aesthetically a true inheritor to the original game-changing film.
Splendidly acted by Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, "Complete Unknown" questions one woman’s false personas and the very concept of identity as a fixed point.
Though it chooses to cut its story thread in strange places, "Sully" is still an engrossing tale of an unremarkable man who did an extraordinary thing.
Despite the movie’s flaws, Portman’s sincerity and her and Tessler’s performances will remain with you after the credits roll.
A beautiful and tender story of romance and tragedy that takes its time to build the emotional world of its characters.