A certain narrative conventionality is perhaps inevitable with this type of material, but Rosewater is helped immensely by Gael García Bernal's assured, lived-in lead performance.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
When the Game Stands Tall achieves a functional dramatic hold in its peddled veneration of family, humility, devotion and other working-class values.
Posted Aug 22, 2014
This sequel, which starts off promisingly, soon bogs down, its relish for tawdry, hyper-violent titillation eventually becoming as monochromatic as the black-and-white images.
Posted Aug 20, 2014
The impersonal, derivative "Turtles" reboots the titular heroes, deciding in the process that they might as well just be Transformers with green skin and martial arts skills.
Posted Aug 4, 2014
Winningly daffy, "Lucy" is writer-director Luc Besson's best film since "The Professional" and perhaps his most ludicrous since then, too.
Posted Jul 23, 2014