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But in 1999, Altman tried something a bit unique – he directed a motion picture with a plot. One plot. One story. A comparatively small cast of characters. "Cookie's Fortune" is Altman’s funniest picture since “M*A*S*H."
“Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck” is an enchanting tour of the mind of a craftsman who builds beguiling fantasy worlds out of limitless ingenuity.
The turbulent and tragic life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is laid bare with shocking clarity in "Amy," a new documentary biopic directed by Asif Kapadia.
A well-made movie that could have been better, in which the quiet, talkie parts are more interesting than the mayhem.
It respectfully sends off Paul Walker amid momentum microbursts, but "Furious Seven" feels more like joyless, obligatory due diligence than a fun thrill ride.
Wheezing, limping and lumbering all night much more than it runs, Liam Neeson's most arthritic action movie to date isn't one with a number wedged in its title.
"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.
The Platonic ideal of a sorta-welcome comedy sequel we didn't need, "HTTM 2" proves some bottles aren't built to hold much more than a single bolt of lightning.
There have been many pretenders to Sidney Lumet's vacant throne. Here is a thoroughly engrossing heir — with plenty of meat on its bones and ice in its veins.
Disabuse yourself of the "automatic awards contender" notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton.
This true story of a journalist arrested by the Iranian regime is a solid, if a bit over-earnest, debut for writer/director Jon Stewart.
"A Million Ways to Die in the West" is a disappointing sophomore effort by writer/director Seth MacFarlane.
Although it runs over a few cobblestone potholes, this 'Game' is afoot and affecting thanks to rougher narrative choices and taking crucial chances that pay off.
The walls start shaking. The earth starts quaking. And the mind is aching once "PA3" relies on the same rickety revisionism that kept "Saw" alive for so long.