Surprising no one, "The Emoji Movie," which was not screened for critics, is getting the most savage reviews of the year. It's currently got a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, with not one single positive review. Perhaps the most upbeat assessment comes from The Washington Post's Lindsay Bahr, who proclaims it "not evil... Show More Summary
To be fair, it’s difficult not to be outshone by Jessica Williams, whose star has been continually on the rise since her debut on The Daily Show in 2012. It’s interesting, then, that this irrepressible personality would have her first...Show More Summary
James Pope, the gentle-souled dweeb Kyle Mooney plays in Brigsby Bear, is an almost literal man-child, quite literally sheltered. Thirty if he’s a day, James still lives with his eccentric hippie parents (Mark Hamill and Jane Adams),...Show More Summary
Overall: Meh. Did not love it. Specifically: Very annoying movie. Message: War is ugly and disgusting and huge numbers of people die, most of them young men but some women and old men too. History: World War II was a very bad war. Oscars: No big awards here. Maybe for technical achievement.
There was nothing especially artful about An Inconvenient Truth. Less a movie than a glorified PowerPoint presentation, it offered only the sight of Al Gore, our former vice president, standing on a stage and explaining—through diagrams and photographs and unsexy science—the sobering reality of global warming. Show More Summary
A sweet, light puff of a movie, Person To Person succeeds on the strength of its affection for shaggy-dog stories and the personalities who waltz in and out of them. In theory, it’s the sort of indie that’s already been done to death: an ensemble-cast love letter to the prickly character of New York. Show More Summary
Christopher Nolan’s movie, Dunkirk, opened Friday to rave reviews. The New York Times calls it “a tour de force …both sweeping and intimate.” The Guardian calls it “utterly immersive” and predicts that the movie “will doubtless become...Show More Summary
(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.) In Christopher Nolan movies, the clock is always ticking. Show More Summary
This is a movie that starts tense, stays tense, and ends… still pretty tense. It’s also a masterclass in film structure, and I would put it up there with Hell or High Water as one of the best constructed movies of the modern age. It also had one of the most effective teaser trailers I’ve ever seen. Show More Summary
Ugh. What possessed me to go and see this? I hate violent movies. Actually, I know why I did see it. Because it’s Australian (and I like to support local movies) and I heard that it garnered good reviews. It … Continue reading ?
When it comes to telling a story about war, the filmmaking game has been hitting many of the same strides for a couple of decades now. Ever since 1998's Saving Private Ryan and the opening scene set on Omaha Beach, war movies, especially...Show More Summary
I would like to start this review off with an apology. Dunkirk, despite my headline, is not a fun movie. It is a good movie. One bordering on great, even. The best movie Christopher Nolan's done in years... and I...
War for the Planet of the Apes" is the rare third entry that actually tops its predecessors.
Their Finest is a British movie that had limited release in the USA. If, like me, you missed it in theaters, you can see it now on iTunes. This movie is slow and matter-of-fact but it snuck up on me and had me bawling my eyes out by the end. Show More Summary
Landline is set in 1995. The movie announces as much from the start, but it doesn’t really need to, because scarcely a scene passes without some reminder of this fact. There are, as one might expect, several landline telephones. A younger Hillary Clinton shows up on television, sadly unaware of what the audience knows about her future. Show More Summary
In the “good old days” when a neighbor or work colleague told you how much they enjoyed a nearby B&B, movie or restaurant, it mattered. Word of mouth has always been one of marketing’s most potent weapons. Today – we have word of mouth marketing on steroids with online reviews. Show More Summary
Don’t feed the plants! That’s the famous final warning from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s monster hit of a campy monster-musical Little Shop of Horrors, which has had countless productions, including a Hollywood movie with Steve Martin, since its premiere in 1982. Actor’s Express steps up to the plate with a new production running through...
Ignore the jumble of accent marks and consonants that make up the title. Kékszakállú is the Hungarian word for Bluebeard, but that doesn’t matter. Nor is it particularly important to know that Béla Bartók’s 1911 opera Bluebeard’s Castle served as this experimental film’s (very, very) loose inspiration. Show More Summary
Subtext isn’t exactly Barbet Schroeder’s primary concern in Amnesia, his first dramatic feature since 2008’s poorly received Inju: The Beast In The Shadow (which never even got a U.S. release). It’s one thing to give your movie a title...Show More Summary
“All we did is survive.” “That’s enough.” —Dunkirk Like a lot of movies worth writing about at length, Christopher Nolan’s terrific new film, Dunkirk, is powered by an engine of combusting contradictions: it’s at once minimalist andShow More Summary