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Review: Strong performances propel frontier-based drama

By | Dec 12, 2014

With exemplary acting and a haunting score, “The Homesman” sheds light on the hardships of frontier life in Tommy Lee Jones’s second directorial effort.


Review: Poor characterization takes laughs out of sequel

By | Dec 3, 2014

“Horrible Bosses 2” returns with the same humor from the first installment, however characterization falls flat.


Review: Performances fuel narrative in ‘Hunger Games’

By | Dec 3, 2014

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” makes a thrilling return to the dystopian world of Panem.


Review: Clumsy plot proves own worst enemy

By | Apr 9, 2014

Psychological thriller stumbles over a confounding and disappointing plot.


Review: Farewell film from famed animator soars visually

By | Mar 26, 2014

Hayao Miyazaki’s farewell film oozes beauty.


Review: Sci-fi novel finds home on big screen

By | Mar 26, 2014

“Divergent” succeeds in making the jump to theaters.


Review: Uninspired race flick sputters and stalls

By | Mar 19, 2014

Sub-par acting and morally questionable chases hinder race flick.


Review: Endless battles slay plot clarity

By | Mar 19, 2014

Endless battles lay waste to action movie’s plot.


Review: Divine styling struggles to resurrect biblical drama

By | Mar 5, 2014

Good looks just save Biblical drama from the realm of mediocrity.


Review: First-class casting saves dubious thriller

By | Mar 5, 2014

Superb performances maintain suspense in hard-to-believe thriller.


Review: Drama short on believable chemistry

By | Feb 26, 2014

Irrational characters keep romantic drama from feeling authentic.


Review: Watered-down cyborg flick lacks spark

By | Feb 19, 2014

Remake fails to reach the original’s excellence.