Anarchy has rarely seemed a more sedate business than it does in "The Anarchists," a handsomely mounted, even more handsomely cast costumer.
Sometimes the plainest truths are nestled in the most outlandish absurdities, and so it proves in "Preggoland."
"Undone by sentimentality," grumbles a senior secret agent in "Spooks: The Greater Good," having been foiled when a long-favored rendezvous location proves a trap.
When Beyonce's brisk female-empowerment jam "Run the World (Girls)" kicks off a key musical number in "Pitch Perfect 2," it plays as something of a mission statement for the film itself.
"Why have a ballroom with no balls?" trilled Princess Anna in Disney's 2013 smash "Frozen," voicing the social (and perhaps sexual) yearnings of any number of repressed, restless princesses in the…
Various forms of physical and psychic pain are endured by the talky New Yorkers peopling "Anesthesia," the fifth feature by actor-director Tim Blake Nelson; as unwittingly promised by the title…
They may be dead-eyed, gray-skinned and determinedly brain-hungry, but zombies have feelings too in "Maggie," an improbably bred but surprisingly humane hybrid of flesh-eater horror and young-adult…
There was a time when a Neil LaBute film titled "Dirty Weekend" might have promised a veritable buffet of social and sexual provocations.
For viewers still waiting for the indefinitely delayed third "Bridget Jones" film, Ben Palmer's easy, breezy romantic comedy "Man Up" offers a pleasant sense of deja vu.
Drastic extremes of poverty and privilege have long been interlocked in Johannesburg, yet while the city's reputation as a township-encircled crime capital has informed the likes of "Tsotsi" and…