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" is a clumsy but effective thriller that treats its Asian antagonists as faceless, disposable bogeymen.
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 makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
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.
Brisk, colorful and deliciously sexy, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" is the end-of-summer surprise we've been craving.
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.
Co-star/writer/director Joel Edgerton delivers a confidently patient, psychologically potent and wonderfully acted parable about victimization and vindication.