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.
If I Stay; The Trip in Italy
Joe Morgenstern reviews the new Chloe Grace Moretz filmIf I Stay, and the new comedy The Trip to Italyfrom Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
For all of its gastronomic and cultural crosscurrents, The Hundred-Foot Journey boils down to comfort food.
Get On Up
Get On Up is about the transformative power of performance. James Brown was a performer of legendary gifts, immeasurable influence and almost infinitely renewable energy.
Lucy doesn't keep track of its own logic, but it's gleefully bold, often funny, surprisingly concise, and 100% entertaining.
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?
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