Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this good (not great) Hollywood film about the growing pains of a genius. Read story.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Steve Carell turns in a career-defining performance as real-life millionaire John du Pont. Read story.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones play unlikely sympathizers in this brutal drama about life in the 1800s American frontier. Read story.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in this otherwise plodding lead up to the franchise’s finale. Read story.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A smart script, powerful performances, and artful direction round out this heartfelt, original Stephen Hawking biopic. Read story.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Volker Schlöndorff’s film succeeds, thanks to two fine actors engaging that premier WWII plot device: an impossible quandary. Read story.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Even during a year of remarkable movies, Whiplash stands as a monument to cinematic craft. Read story.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This is the first spawn of the unholy marriage between Disney and Marvel Comics, and without a doubt, it wears the shared DNA on its cartoon sleeves. Read story.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Christopher Nolan’s latest is a spectacularly mind-bending, affecting space opus with epic ambitions. Read story.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Jake Gyllenhaal proves that he shines his brightest when he’s channeling the unstable and morally depraved. Read story.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The reason to love this film lies almost completely in its performances. Read story.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
This stunning, stylish French thriller falls short in its final moments. Read story.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
You want Blizzard to spiral out into an Unsolved Mysteries–style suburban whodunnit, but instead we get an hour of confused hardheartedness. Read story.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Great war movies ride a razor’s edge, the thin line between exhilaration and horror, and this movie does that well. Read story.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Rory Kennedy’s profusely illustrative documentary makes some sense of the tragic farce that was the Vietnam War. Read story.