"A rollicking adventure that brings back pure escapism, epic visuals, and boldly designed heroes and villains, making the return to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away all the more satisfying. "
""Sisters" has pockets of hilarity, which saves it from becoming another formulaic drag, always more compelling when it permits Fey and Poehler to work their natural chemistry and explore escalating instability. "
Christmas Eve (2015)
""The Ridiculous Six" looks to revive the spirit of "Blazing Saddles," but Sandler's instincts are far too dulled at this point, adding another crude misfire to a growing list of career disappointments. "
Don Verdean (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Close Range (2015)
The Danish Girl (2015)
American Hero (2015)
"Love submits a crude, confused tale of soulful awakening with "American Hero," habitually unsure what to do with the characters or even how to tell the story, leaving Dorff to do all the heavy lifting as the endeavor spins out of control. "
The Wannabe (2015)
Uncle Nick (2015)
"Hilarious and profoundly dark, the feature is an interesting counterpoint to holiday cheer, offering an engaging lump of coal for those who prefer their Christmas thoroughly soiled by bad behavior. "
"It can be a struggle to figure out what Sorrentino wants from his feature, but when all else fails the effort, the ensemble is there to provide a passable sense of focus, creating memorable scenes of introspection. "
The Wonders (2015)
"The journey of Adonis Creed covers the same ground, but it all feels vital again thanks to extraordinary directorial care and an interest in revisiting the world of Rocky Balboa from a fresh angle. "
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Heart of a Dog (2015)
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
"It's not a complete waste of time, but there's no significant feeling of accomplishment in the feature, which tends to linger on trivial details in the name of characterization, missing most invitations to crank up suspense. "
"Moviegoers often caught complaining that "they don't make 'em like they used to" should make attendance a priority, as failure to support such endearing, achingly human filmmaking only hastens its obsolescence. "
The Night Before (2015)
By The Sea (2015)
"When it isn't permissive with performances and indulgent with its run time, the picture has a few insightful ideas to share about loss and marital strife, but it takes considerable work to find such wisdom. "
Criminal Activities (2015)
Man Up (2015)
I Am Thor (2015)
"Applying the brakes to detail worry only reinforces flimsy screenwriting and iffy casting, losing the movie's appeal as it struggles to build a more dramatically sound offering of complete nonsense. "
Love the Coopers (2015)
"Out of touch with human emotion, comfortable with sitcom-style scenes of testy familial interplay, and stitched together with masking tape and prayers, "Love the Coopers" is a painful holiday wreck. "
The 33 (2015)
"It's not always a riveting sit, perhaps too procedural at times, but the effort excels at providing a glimpse of a little-known human rights violation, and one that continues to occur around the world to this day. "
Welcome To Leith (2015)
"There's a superbly strong short documentary inside "Welcome to Leith," but what's here remains quality work, only periodically fighting bouts of disorientation as it waits for something significant to return to town. "
I Smile Back (2015)
"Headaches remain, but the picture isn't torpedoed by bad production choices. This is too strong of a story to crumble completely, and it often registers with the emotional and political intensity it deserves. "
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Miss You Already (2015)
"The helmer can't help herself with floppy camerawork and only-in-the-movies moments of flamboyant catharsis, but the picture is the least Hardwicke-ian of her troubling career, and that's a promising development. "
Lost in the Sun (2015)
Bleeding Heart (2015)