Call it bias if you choose, but any Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother couldn't be bad.
Merchants of Doubt; An Honest Liar
In its advocacy of skeptical thinking, An Honest Liar dovetails neatly, if accidentally, with Merchants of Doubt.
Queen and Country
Queen and Country, the sequel to Hope and Glory that took John Boorman almost three decades to make, is worth the wait.
What We Do in the Shadows
Marketing campaigns can bring movie goers into theaters to see what the fuss is all about, but they can't generate the excitement of those rare occasions when audiences discover a movie on their own. A charming curiosity from New Zealand. One more...
50 Shades of Grey
Reasonable minds may differ on what the playroom is all about in 50 Shades of Grey.
In a momentous conjunction of events,Jupiter Ascending-- the mega-budget sci-fi extravaganza -- is opening around the nation and the world on the very day that Jupiter, the mega-planet, is at its annual opposition to Earth.
Timbuktu takes a deadly aim at Islamic fundamentalism by playing its own game of deft ridicule.
The opening of Red Army is good news if you're a hockey fan, a history buff or just an admirer of first-rate documentaries.
Paddington is the comic chronicle of a Peruvian bear's adventures in London, and it turns out to be a total charmer...
How did such a turkey ever escape the studio lot?
Apyrotechnic pinwheel of a personal comedy.
Reese Witherspoon is the angry, wounded soul ofWild. She commands the screen throughout her heroine's 1,100-mile journey of self-discovery and self-repair, on foot and mostly alone, from the Mojave desert to northern Oregon along the Pacific Crest...
The Imitation Game
Joe Morgenstern reviews:The Imitation Game
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Mockingjay is a rare bird in its genre, an action adventure with an interesting mind and a resonant spirit.
Foxcatcher is an enthralling enigma of a movie.
Joe Morgenstern reviews Christopher Nolan's 168-minute odyssey through the space-time continuum...
Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is a dark dream of a thriller.
Rather than let nuance intrude,Gone Girl doubles down on perversity, and its stars follow suit.
The Skeleton Twins
Two luminaries of Saturday Night Live are reunited in The Skeleton Twins ? Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. It?s hard to say if they give wonderful comic performances with a tragic dimension, or wonderful dramatic performances with a comic dimension.
Telluride Film Festival
Joe Morgenstern reviews the new Pixar shortLava, as well asBirdman,Leviathan, andMr. Turner from the Telluride Film Festival.
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