Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006)
Paper Towns (2015)
Flowers in the Attic (2014)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
The Night Before (2015)
"For a film that is supposed to be about the holiday spirit, "The Night Before" is rife with selfish and self-centered behavior by its major protagonists who, at times, seem to be friends simply because the script says so."
The 33 (2015)
" 'Truth' works hard to make a profound statement about journalism in the vein of "All the President's Men" or "The Insider," but it falls short mainly because it refuses to admit that the report was simply shoddy journalism."
"The abundance of older features on Blu-rays and DVDs have helped give younger filmgoers an appreciation of classic movies. "They can learn so much more on how to pace and set a scene from Tod Browning over Michael Bay," Mankiweicz said."
Coming Home (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Peace Officer (2015)
He Named Me Malala (2015)
" 'He Named Me Malala' would have been a much-improved film if (director Davis) Guggenheim had been more objective and given us a fuller and deeper portrait of this extraordinary and exquisite role model."
The Martian (2015)
The Walk (2015)
The New Girlfriend (2015)
The Intern (2015)
Black Mass (2015)
"At times, it seems Kormákur treats the climbers and support teams as props. On one level, you become superficially concerned for those trapped on the mountain when the blizzard hits, but the film fails to dig deep into your psyche to allow much empathy."
"But "Grandma" belongs to Tomlin. She gets under the skin of Elle, creating a complex woman who has lived life on her own terms and is accepting the price she paid. The role could earn Tomlin an Academy Award nomination."
The Visit (2015)
"Shyamalan succeeds in playing off the audience's expectations, knowing that we will expect something unexpected. He teases constantly - keep an eye on the big kitchen oven - then sneaks in a jab when we are looking the other way."
Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)
" 'Daredevils of the Red Circle' incorporates all the elements that combine to make a serial memorable: quick-thinking heroes, a heartless villain, solid cliffhangers, some mystery, lots of thrills, action and stunts and an explosive finale."
Jimmy's Hall (2015)
"The movie paints a picture of a church hierarchy that has basically ruled people's lives for centuries and is unwilling to bend with modern times - not out of malevolence, but of fear and distrust of change."
Mistress America (2015)
"Outwardly, Gerwig creates a character who makes you cringe. At times, you are embarrassed for and by her. But, you also come to recognize that underneath, Brooke is a lost soul who really has no concrete life plan. "
No Escape (2015)
"Because these rebels are depicted in such inhumane and stereotypical manners, it somehow diminishes the menace, reducing them almost to cartoonish travesties, like characters out of a World War II-era propaganda film."
American Ultra (2015)
The End Of The Tour (2015)
"Though it may seem that the film is merely about two guys shooting the bull, "The End of the Tour" is really a compelling character study of young men with different outlooks on fame and celebrity. ..."
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Ricki And The Flash (2015)
"The film would have you believe that (Ricki) loved her music so much that she would prefer playing with her cover band in dives and living on minimum wage than being with her children and watching them grow."
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
"The choreography is flashy and sexy, and the dances will make the women - as well as some men, I suspect - in the audience squeal. It is a sexually arousing movie, but done in such a light and fun-filled manner that it is neither prurient nor offensive."
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Ted 2 (2015)
Inside Out (2015)
Jurassic World (2015)