I Origins, the second feature from director Mike Cahill, features intriguing characters, but the script lays out more highways and byways than a single movie could possibly navigate.
On rare occasions a movie seems to channel the flow of real life. Richard Linklater's Boyhood is one of those occasions.
In Clint Eastwood's film version of Jersey Boys, the first signs of trouble come in the opening scene...
How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a movie the world needs. This sequel is gleeful and smart, funny and serious...
The Fault in Our Stars
What can you say about a movie that brings two beautiful teens together in a cancer support group?
We Are the Best!
Disney's "Maleficent" and Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" are opening this week, but the significant event is a little independent film from Sweden.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
A film that's as remarkable for depth of feeling as it is for action....
No one can accuse "Godzilla" of lacking plot elements or themes.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
This franchise needs more than a reset. It's ripe for retirement.
What makes the drama "Locke" so powerful is the quality of the writing.
A cautionary fantasy about artificial intelligence...
Only Lovers Left Alive
You don't have to be a fan if Jim Jarmusch's special brand of indie spookiness to enjoy his new film, "Only Lovers Left Alive."
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Marvel has won a rebirth trifecta...
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is a daring venture in mainstream entertainment, and it's pretty terrific for the most part.
"Divergent" features a strong heroine battling for survival in a dystopian future.
Need for Speed
"Need for Speed" is nothing if not racy...
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hardly a moment goes by in "The Grand Budapest Hotel" when there isn't something to make us smile...
The suspense thriller "Non-Stop" plays a reliably old-fashioned game of finding the bad guy among 150 passengers and the crew.
In Secret; Barefoot
Joe Morgenstern warns movie-goers off two films opening this week.
One of my readers at the Wall Street Journal sent me an email: "Joe, Please tell me that "Winter's Tale" is a great movie befitting a wonderful book..."
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