January 24, 2013 A one-on-one drug intervention becomes a chilling horror story as ominous artifacts and disturbing characters crowd two old friends in Resolution, an artful deconstruction of the modern scary movie. (Recommended)
January 24, 2013 There are brief moments of political zen in the campaign-consultant satire Knife Fight, but the film mostly falls victim to its own brand of shallow, delusional spin.
January 22, 2013 The third feature by director Moussa Toure, the danger-at-sea drama distinguishes itself with richly authentic detail and a deep understanding of West African culture.
January 17, 2013 Baltimore's criminal underworld is the backdrop for a coming-of-age drama about an 11-year-old and the uncle he idolizes. Critic Joel Arnold says solid performances in the central roles shore up a plot that sometimes strains credulity.
January 17, 2013 Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in action-hero character for the spaghetti-Western splatterfest The Last Stand. He's having a reasonably good time in a scattershot shoot-'em-up that stumbles too often on its way to an ending.
January 17, 2013 The neo-noir Broken City may be coolly stylish, but its too-neat resolution makes you wonder what's been lost in the edit bay.
January 17, 2013 First-time director Andres Muschietti's Mama follows familiar fright-film guidelines, but the dedication of its lead actress and its somber, chilly tone make for a committed trip to the archetypical cabin in the woods.
January 17, 2013 Director Bruno Dumont is an odd fit in the modern cinematic landscape, but that doesn't take away from the singular beauty of his new film.
January 10, 2013 It traces familiar paths and patterns, but Johannes Roberts' Storage 24 is sufficiently entertaining as a group of misfits face off with a deadly alien in a cavernous London storage facility.
January 10, 2013 Barry Battles' The Baytown Outlaws aims at criminal comedy, and the film's joyous mashup of traditional crime and modern music makes for one splashy trip down along the Gulf Coast.
January 10, 2013 Forced to move back home with his family after a messy breakup, Reuben (Nicolas Maury) must come to terms with both his mother (Carmen Maura) and his French- Jewish roots.
January 10, 2013 Struck by Lightning is an all-too-familiar teen movie, with Glee star Chris Colfer as a small-town high-schooler struggling to make the grade — though Rebel Wilson adds zest to the film as his eager literary minion.
January 10, 2013 Ruben Fleischer's pulpy, violent noir homage is big on extralegal anti-mob action and paced like a dime-store novel — but it's noticeably short on nuance.