April 11, 2013 Terrence Malick's latest cinematic meditation doesn't seem to have much to do with anything; it's pretty but largely pointless, a globe-trotting film with a fondness for lyrical internal monologues and unlikely international juxtapositions.
April 9, 2013 P.J. Hogan's new movie is madder than madcap, a zany, nonconformist boundary-pusher whose offbeat manner makes for a rich and grounded film. Toni Collette plays the part of a modern-day Maria von Trapp as if she has nothing to lose — and Anthony LaPaglia shows his true Aussie accent.
April 4, 2013 In most movies, the creepy ex-boyfriend would be an ominous antagonist, or even a supporting character. But in Antonio Campos' eerie thriller, the spotlight is all on the titular nutcase.
April 4, 2013 Do we need a remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 classic The Evil Dead? Maybe not. But as remakes go, the new Evil Dead is one bloody bash of a horror flick — and one that certainly knows how to scare.
April 4, 2013 The indie Jersey Shore drama aspires vaguely to thrillerdom, but the modestly scaled film is more misery-soaked modern fairy tale than true suspense flick. Creative direction, curious casting and dreamy set pieces give a largely predictable story a certain tang.
April 4, 2013 The lovestruck couple at the center of Ramaa Mosley's dark comedy The Brass Teapot has plenty of charisma, though the movie is ultimately neither as bouyant nor as sinister as it needs to be.
April 4, 2013 Trippy-cinema auteur Danny Boyle can sleepwalk through a scene and still deliver jolts. His latest film, an art-heist psychological thriller, waffles between the tense and the trite but features a talented trio of actors who turn in some fine performances.
April 4, 2013 The cult classic My Dinner with Andre gets a sequel of sorts with the new documentary Andre Gregory: Before and After the Dinner. This talky, telling profile of the prickly theater director pulls no punches as it explores the life of the man behind the oft-parodied film.
April 4, 2013 Lesser talents could lose track of the high-wattage cast that joins the actor-director in The Company You Keep. But this modern-day journalistic revisit to the revolutionary turmoil of the 1970s succeeds because Redford knows how to keep his marquee-name ensemble on the same page.
March 29, 2013 There's a lot of strange in Quentin Dupieux's Wrong. Ostensibly, the latest film from the director of Rubber is about a quest for a beloved and missing canine, but with the bizarre twists and turns along the way, who can really tell what's going on?
March 29, 2013 A new documentary looks at obsessive fans of Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror film The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. These fanatics look for hidden meanings in the movie, and while some of their theories sound outrageous, it's too simple to call such thinking deranged.