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Review: War story lacks directorial firepower

By | Feb 12, 2014

Solid war story is held back by its overly ambitious director.


Review: Predictable plot impedes able cast

By | Feb 5, 2014

An unsurprising plot hampers film drama.


Review: Crude rom-com stumbles over script

By | Feb 5, 2014

Zac Efron’s charm struggles to redeem weak supporting roles


Review: Nutty film exudes critter charisma

By | Jan 29, 2014

Colorful cast of characters provide fun theater experience.


Review: Vibrant cast shines in witty true story

By | Dec 11, 2013

Judy Dench and Steve Coogan have wonderful chemistry in dramatic film.


Review: Time catches up with seasoned director

By | Nov 21, 2013

“About Time” gives a science-fiction twist on normal romantic comedies, but ultimately falls flat.


Review: Marvel hammers out superhero success

By | Nov 13, 2013

The second standalone “Thor” movie delivers the same quality action sequences seen in the first film, but lacks Marvel’s usual witty dialogue.


Review: Futuristic movie displays realism

By | Nov 13, 2013

Based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, new movie “Ender’s Game” captures the action-packed space-age story in beautiful detail.


Review: Director’s detail captures history

By | Nov 13, 2013

“12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen, gives an unflinching look at the horrors of slavery.


Review: Cannibal movie serves up tasty visuals

By | Nov 6, 2013

“We Are What We Are,” a horror movie about a cannibal family, delivers great acting and story.


Review: Empowering film breaks cultural norms

By | Nov 4, 2013

“Wadjda,” the first film completely shot in Saudi Arabia, tells the story of a girl defying gender-norms in conservative Saudi Arabia.


Review: Shockingly violent film boringly explores drug world

By | Oct 30, 2013

“The Counselor,” a film written by Cormac McCarthy, fails to live up to the author’s previous hit, “No Country for Old Men.”