M. Night Shyamalan's latest non-happening will prove a litmus test of Will Smith's continued drawing power.
Alexander Payne's sixth feature is another low-concept, finely etched study of flawed characters stuck in life's well-worn grooves.
The Coens have again taken a real time and place and freely made it their own in this boldly original, highly emotional journey.
As with all such carte-blanche extravaganzas (increasingly rare in this cautious Hollywood age), it exudes an undeniable fascination -- at least for a while.
The first message I ever received from Roger Ebert came nearly 20 years ago, in the form of a reply to a fan letter I'd sent him with little hope of hearing back. At the time, I was a high-school…