This mesmerizing period piece, which nobly seeks to grasp the spiritual dimension of young Abraham Lincoln's formative early years, splits its attention between heaven and earth.
When "New York, New York" lyricist Fred Ebb wrote that immortal line, "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere," it's doubtful he imagined the life-or-death stakes that sentiment takes on in "A…
The New Group kicks off its 20th anniversary season with a winner: a powerful revival of David Rabe's harrowing 1971 black comedy, “Sticks and Bones.” Masterfully helmed by company a.d. Scott…
A bland and formulaic tale of two senior citizens who discover that it's never too late to fall in love.
As a midway celebration of one of American independent cinema's most vital careers, "21 Years: Richard Linklater" makes for a disappointingly hollow hagiography: gushy, superficial and strangely…
An Australian production that has already played in the U.K., "Lance Armstrong: Stop at Nothing" rolls Stateside via Showtime, and provides a riveting look at the cycling champion's rise and…
“Made in Dagenham” goes from zero to sixty in no time at all, motored mostly by laughs and tubthumping tunes. Sadly, the musical runs out of gas halfway through, thanks to a top-heavy plot and…
Completing the Worricker Trilogy that began with the 2011 movie "Page Eight," PBS' Masterpiece Contemporary offers back-to-back films featuring Bill Nighy as world-weary spy Johnny Worricker: "Turks…
Prescient in several key respects, "The Comeback" felt a tad inside baseball when it made its debut in 2005, chronicling the misadventures of a desperately needy sitcom star, seeking rebirth through…
Sophomore helmer Ali F. Mostafa's flat road movie would work better as a web series, where various episodes could stand alone rather than be forced to hold up an entire movie.