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?
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...
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