MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Steve Jobs The Man in the Machine - featured

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Though it contains little revelatory information for anyone who's followed Steve Jobs, this new documentary offers an engaging, sober look at the Apple giant.
Bel Powell stars as Minnie in the new movie "Diary of a Teenage Girl"

Diary of a Teenage Girl

Few films can start with a teenage girl boasting "I just had sex" and get away with it. But "Diary of a Teenage Girl" is no run-of-the-mill coming-of-age tale.

No Escape - lede

No Escape

"No Escape" is a clumsy but effective thriller that treats its Asian antagonists as faceless, disposable bogeymen.
Mistress America - lede

Mistress America

The second collaboration between star/writer Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach is an exponentially more mature and revealing look at young womanhood.

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in "American Ultra," a 2015 Lionsgate action-comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
The End of the Tour - featured

The End of the Tour

This portrait of two men on the road is simultaneously a great character study and possibly the best portrait of writers I’ve ever seen.

The Man from UNCLE - featured

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Brisk, colorful and deliciously sexy, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" is the end-of-summer surprise we've been craving.
The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

Straight Outta Compton

The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.