Friday, September 5 2014
The controversial French director's best known films are collected into this handsome six-film BFI box set, full of impressive nouvelle vague innovation.
Thursday, September 4 2014
The Past Is a Grotesque Animal takes a compelling, 20-year long story, and zips far too quickly through it.
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.
Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy
Tuesday, September 2 2014
Most people know Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia; few people, regrettably, know the superior work from which it is adapted.
The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair.
Thursday, August 28 2014
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center.
Monday, August 25 2014
Metal fans will remember this story in the lore of censorship and a dark moment in the history of Judas Priest. But this film is not about the band and is all the better for it.
Possibly the greatest haunted house film of all time is still as impactful as ever, a fact not reflected by this Blu-ray's paltry extras.
Friday, August 22 2014
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.
Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe.
For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.