Matthew McConaughey (center)  and Mahershala Ali (center left) star in THE FREE STATE OF JONES

Free State of Jones

“Free State of Jones” is typical disappointing Hollywood History fare, complete with a Robin Hood-esque savior and the sidelining of stories that really matter.

The Neon Demon

"The Neon Demon" is a horror movie whose substance is found more in the telling than its tale.

Those pesky aliens are back and wreaking even more havoc in "Independence Day: Resurgence," a 2016 sequel to director Roland Emmerich's 1996 original from Twentieth Century Fox.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Whatever enjoyment you find is an OK-fine white flag, not a willful surrender to spectacle. Though slick, the visuals boast all the awe of a software upgrade.
The Shallows - featured

The Shallows

If "The Shallows" seems like an excuse to get Blake Lively in a bikini for 87 minutes and scare us with a CGI shark, you'd be right.

Dheepan - featured


The Palme d'Or winner at Cannes is a sensitive and probing tale of Sri Lankan refugees who try to make a new life in Paris under the burden of a haunting lie.
Art Bastard - lede

Art Bastard

A portrait of the artist as an old man, still fiercely independent and alive.

Finding Dory - featured

Finding Dory

Though it can't hold a candle to its predecessor — a rather bright flame to be held against — "Finding Dory" is nonetheless an agreeable and welcome follow-up.
Central Intelligence - featured

Central Intelligence

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson have winning screen presence, but "Central Intelligence" just isn't nearly as funny as it thinks it is.