"The Family" gets by because its stars are so professional and the story setup is intriguing.
I like many qualities of Lynn Shelton’s work ("Humpday," "Your Sister’s Sister") and her latest, low-key effort has particular promise because it has such a strong, well-chosen cast,
Just when you think you’re about to ingest another saga of a man-child who can’t face adult responsibility, "The World’s End" takes a spectacular leap into the Weird...
With a jury prize at Sundance and audience awards at South by Southwest and the L.A. Film Festival, "Short Term 12" stands out.
While I admired much of "The Grandmaster," I felt somewhat removed—not the first time I’ve responded that way to Wong Kar Wai’s pictures.
We’ve seen many facets of life in war-torn Middle Eastern countries, but none quite like the intimate depiction of a young woman’s existence in "The Patience Stone."
The finely-tuned performances by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey seal the deal, enriching the movie beyond the mere words in Danny Strong’s wide-ranging screenplay.
Everything about "Austenland" is heavy-handed, to put it mildly…even amateurish at times...
The film works best early on,,,watching how the young, ambitious college drop-out uses his wits and his wiles to develop an exciting idea and bring it to life.
Like so many sequels, it’s clear from the start that there is no real reason for its existence: the promising story points that fueled the original are gone...