Good movies misdirect us; less accomplished ones misdirect themselves. Such is the case with "Sicario."
"The Martian" turns the familiar tropes of the space-disaster genre on its head in a film that's exhilarating, joyous — and surprisingly funny.
One of the smartest and most ambitious romantic films in a while, "Sleeping with Other People" laughs at the tragedy of love.
Although cartoonish qualities sometimes belie its confidence, “The Walk” stands solidly on its own as a thoughtful, crowd-pleasing complement to “Man on Wire.”
I already know how the match turned out. I wanted to know more about Bobby Fischer. What made him tick? What made him paranoid? “Pawn Sacrifice” left me empty.
“The Green Inferno” is both a furious, full-stop cannibal horror show and a way for director Eli Roth to ferociously gnaw at meat on the bones he has to pick.
An enjoyable comedy that is predictable and innocuous as writer-director Nancy Meyers follows a well-worn path.
A French import about obsession, love, loyalty and family that is hindered by a lack of a constant tone.
"Hotel Transylvania 2" won't win any contests for originality. It's TV-level storytelling with better animation & voice casting. But it's breezy, fun and dopey.
This unlikeable role is not the best work Lily Tomlin has ever done, but it’s her most complete, fleshed-out character, and it’s her first starring role in eons. While I don’t think “Grandma” is a great film, it is certainly a good one, and I expect more from director Paul Weitz in the future.
"Black Mass" was built to feature Johnny Depp in an unforgettable performance. At this it succeeds, but to the detriment of the total cinematic experience.
A technically magnificent, frighteningly immersive and solidly acted drama about the irresistible force of commerce meeting Mother Nature's immovable object.
Lily Tomlin gives an exceptional performance in a small movie that nevertheless makes big statements about trust, loyalty, love and — most importantly — family.
"Phoenix" traces the reawakening of a woman whose very identity is stripped from her to a strength where she is capable of fighting her own battles.