A missed train sets the stage for Chris Evans' directorial debut, "Before We Go," but dramatically speaking, this talky, contrived and ultimately tedious actors' exercise never leaves the station.
Judging by Michael Douglas' presence as producer and star, "The Reach" must have been some sort of passion project for the aging Hollywood icon.
The good news is that Kevin Costner does some of the finest, deeply felt work of his career as a widower lawyer fighting for custody of his biracial granddaughter in Mike Binder's "Black and White."
SCOTT FOUNDAS: As this year's Toronto Film Festival hits its midpoint, the headlines are that sales have been slow and that Oscar prognosticators are still looking for The One — that mythical…
The market is open for another round of trading in "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2," director Johnnie To's sequel to his hit 2011 romantic comedy.
For the second time in a year, the meteoric rise and ignominious demise of 1980s schlock juggernaut Cannon Films comes to the screen in feature-length documentary form.
In "The Humbling," one of his two new movies (along with "Manglehorn") having their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, Al Pacino plays a legendary actor in career freefall. But…
"I am walrus, hear me blubber" might be the mantra of Kevin Smith's "Tusk," an utterly bizarre, weirdly compelling story of manimal love that stakes out its own brazen path somewhere between "The…
Sitting shiva makes the heart grow fonder (and the libido rage and the repressed grievances runneth over) in "This Is Where I Leave You."
Writer-director Damien Chazelle's own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire "Whiplash," his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles…
"Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also a candid, ferociously funny…